CBTL pulls out Klean Kanteen contest after backlash from artist community
One day after posting their contest to find the next design for their Klean Kanteen merchandise featuring the wonders of the Philippines, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) has announced that it is temporarily pulling out the competition. This came after the coffee franchise was blasted by the artist community for the “insulting” prizes that it was offering in exchange for the hard work that artists go through to produce quality work.
However, there were also those who defended CBTL and said that the franchise was not forcing artists to submit their entries, but rather artists still have the freedom whether they are comfortable with the terms of the contest and the prizes offered by the company for their art.
Based on the mechanics of the contest, artists are invited to submit their entries using hashtags and also sending links to their art to CBTL’s email. Winners will have their works featured on the next Klean Kanteen merchandise and also get P5,000 worth of gift certificates from CBTL.
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