The City of Vandalia will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2019 and in preparation for the occasion, the city is holding a contest for the official logos to be used in marketing the celebration. Entries for logos will be accepted until January 31 and will be divided into two divisions with younger school aged kids vying to have their logo used for family friendly events to take place throughout the year while high school aged students and adults will be vying for their logo to be the official logo used for official advertising and the signage. Entries are due by January 31st with the winners then being announced on February 10th at an event held at the Vandalia Statehouse.
Full Contest Rules:
The City of Vandalia will celebrate its 200th Birthday in 2019 and the planning has begun.
But first, we need a logo … or 2, so we are having a contest!! We are seeking 2 logos, each created by a different age group & Prizes will be awarded to the finalists:
Children through 8th Grade
This logo will be used to mark the Family Friendly Events throughout the 2019 Celebration. This will be included in signage for events and any items for sale that are geared towards children
High School Students-Adults
This logo will be the main logo used for all other activities. It will also be used in advertising, will be used on items made specific for the 2019 Bicentennial Celebration that will be available for sale and will be spread throughout town on decorations and signs.
*Name, age/grade and hometown must be listed on the back of the design submitted
*The logo should be about Vandalia’s History and we request that colors be red, white, blue, and/or black (not all colors are needed) and incorporate something with Abraham Lincoln (doesn’t necessarily need to be his face, can be anything associated with him), the Vandalia Statehouse, or you can blend both in together. Use your imagination as we want to see something unique and creative.
*Deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by 5pm to LaTisha at Vandalia City Hall, 431 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, IL—NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED
*The top 3 logos for each category will be displayed at the Lincoln Birthday Program at the Statehouse on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2pm. Following the program, the winners of each category will be announced.
*The logos will also be displayed in the front window of Vandalia City Hall for viewing after winners announced with names showing who designed.
*Winning designers will be recognized from the time the logo is selected and continue throughout the 2019 Celebration at various events and through media sources.
**Please Note: Winning logos will be digitalized so that they can be used for print purposes
*Deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by 5pm to LaTisha at Vandalia City Hall, 431 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, IL—NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED. Any questions, please contact her at 618-283-1152
*Judging will be done by the Fayette County Art Guild Group & the 2019 Vandalia, Illinois Bicentennial Board of Directors