January 2nd, 2014

Welcome Back Project

WELCOME BACK

Hey friends,

Happy New Year! Although David isn’t returning from his mission for a few months still, we thought it might be good to get a head start on planning for a great welcome home video for him. The video we did before he left was super rushed so this time around we hope to get a photo submission from anyone who wants to be included. Please help spread the word to any fans who you know are not usually online by emailing this note to them directly.

The original message of the #DA2014 campaign was meant to unite ALL fans around the idea of supporting David unconditionally and letting him know that we’ll always be here for him. The spirit of this video will be all about welcoming him back and reminding him that we are STILL here for him and that he was always in our hearts over the past two years. We also want to communicate to him that whatever he chooses to do next in his career or personal life – we just want the best for him. We want him to feel the love and loyalty, not any pressure!

So with that in mind, here are the guidelines for the photo submissions.

Submit a photo (in JPEG format) of yourself holding a sign (or with a sign Photo-shopped on an existing photo) that says the following:

Welcome Back David!
(Still here)
Your name or Twitter handle
Your location
#DA2014

PLEASE FOLLOW ORDER ABOVE EXACTLY SO ALL SIGNS WILL LOOK THE SAME. See the attachments for a few examples.

Group photos are fine. Writing the sign in your native language is fine. If you would rather not include a photo of yourself, you can submit just a photo of the sign itself.
If you are not taking a new photo, ideally it would be great to use a recent photo of yourself from the last two years. If you happened to do any interesting things in the spirit of #DA2014 (i.e. volunteering, working on your fitness etc.), it would be cool to show a photo of yourself doing that activity.

Feel free to get as creative as you like with the signs – just make sure that they follow the format above. Please do not include any extra words or phrases as we want them to look uniform. And please only submit one photograph for each individual.

PHOTOS NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT WILL GET RETURNED TO THE SENDER FOR EDITING.

Please email submissions with the subject line #DA2014 RETURN VIDEO to:

DavidArchulet[email protected]

No later than March 1st, 2014, noon PST.

If you need assistance using Photoshop or making a JPEG file, please specify that in your email by using the subject line: TECH SUPPORT and we will find a way to help you out. Hopefully given the extra time, everyone who wants to participate will be able to do so.

Happy 2014 to everyone! Looking forward to receiving your photo!

Thanks so much!

–Monica (@starrynites01)

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