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Alright, Zombie fans, it is time for the second Zombie Awareness International contest! 

This contest is a graphic design contest for a new ZAI logo. 

Now all you creative Zombie freaks (like us) have the opportunity to get your design out there for the whole world to see as well as earn some awesome ZAI prizes and prizes from our sponsors Kershaw Knives USA and Baen Books.


First Place:

  • 1 T-shirt using the winning logo submission
  • 1 Kershaw Tremor speedsafe knife
  • 1 Copy of Rogue by Michael Z. Williamson (Baen Books)
  • 1 ZAI water bottle
  • 1 ZAI shot glass
  • 1 65 piece first aid kit
  • 1 Whistle Creek Survival kit in a sardine can
  • 1 Meal Ready to Eat (MRE)

Second Place:

  • 1 Kershaw Compound speedsafe knife
  • 1 Copy of Carnelians by Catherine Asaro (Baen Books)
  • 1 ZAI Shot Glass
  • 1 65 piece first aid kit
  • 1 Meal Ready to Eat (MRE)

Third Place:

  • 1 Kershaw Asset speedsafe knife
  • 1 Copy of A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber (Baen Books)
  • 1 Meal Ready to Eat (MRE)

Fourth Place:

  • 1 Kershaw RJI speedsafe knife
  • 1 Copy of Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen Books)
  • 1 Meal Ready to Eat (MRE)

Fifth Place:

  • 1 Kershaw RJII speedsafe knife
  • 1 Copy of Myth-interpretations by Robert Asprin (Baen Books)
  • 1 Meal Ready to Eat (MRE)

So here are the basics: 

  • Contest opens at 0001 am PST, March 19, 2012. All entries must be emailed to no later than 11:59pm PST, April 1, 2012.
  • Each contestant must submit the following in order to win:
  • One (1) Zombie Awareness International Logo in .jpeg and .png format.
    • The logo must contain: The words “Zombie Awareness International, and Semper Vigilans Semper Paratus
    • The logo must contain: The ZAI “Skull with Crossed Axe and Shotgun with Sword through the middle vertically”
    • Dimensions of the logo must be no more than 1000x1000px
    • The logo can be of any shape and colors
    • The logo can contain anything else not mentioned above
    • This includes but is not limited to:
      • Promotions using the design
      • Profit from sales using the design
      • Modifying the design
  • No submission shall contain ANY copyrighted material.
  • Any submission found to have copyrighted material will be disqualified and the submission will be forwarded to the owner of the copyrighted material with the submitter’s contact information.
  • All submissions will be posted on the Zombie Awareness International Facebook Page for review.
  • There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place winners, each of which will be eligible for a prize.

Here are the fine print rules. 

  • To be eligible for a prize, you must email us your design. Include your last name and “ZAI LOGO CONTEST” in the subject line.
  • Entries must be submitted to as .jpeg and .png attachment. The body of the email must have your first and last name and mailing address. (We won’t post your addresses or sell them or anything funky like that, unless you violate a copyright.)
  • We will use your designs on our website for readership. Zombie Awareness International becomes the sole owner of anything you send us.
  • By sending us your design, you agree to let us post it and use it for advertising and driving traffic to our site.
  • If your graphic gets posted to our website, we retain the ability to keep it on our site for up to six months. After that, you can request it be taken down.
  • Winners will be selected by Eric, Tim and Rich of Zombie Awareness International. We will take votes/comments on the website into consideration, but ultimately we are the decision makers.
  • Winners will be announced by 11:59pm April 7, 2012.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • Before winners can claim their prizes, they must complete and mail the waiver back.
  • ZAI retains the right to amend rules for clarification or any reason we see fit at any time.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Zombie Awareness International.


We are pleased to be able to announce the winners of the first Zombie Awareness International short story contest!

We had eleven submissions total, all great stories. We would like to thank everyone who entered. We would also like to thank all of you for taking the time to stop by and read them and vote.

The race for first and second was a close one, as was the race for 3rd through 5th. The points spread on 3-5 was only 4 points.

So, without further ado, here are the winners:

5th place, honorable mention: 50 Days in Blood: A Last Will and Testament after the Zombie Apocalypse. By Jason Schwartz

4th place, honorable mention: Roulette By Raymond Contour

3rd place: Lookout By Kevin Gillihan

2nd place: My Birthday Wish By Kittyana Mitchell 

1st place: Shattered Memories: A Beginning By: Dale K Ostrom

Would the author of each story please contact us via email at

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, Kershaw Knives,USA. Author Sean T. Page. Also, Baen Book Publishing. Without their great support, this contest wouldn’t have been nearly as awesome as it was.

You guys are awesome!



Thank you to all of you who submitted and voted. You guys have made our first contest a complete success. Again, we would like to thank Kershaw Knives USA, Sean T. Page, and BAEN Books for their sponsorship and support. Feel free to continue reading the entries and commenting on them. Keep checking back for new content, because we have a lot heading your way.

Thanks for reading