Hayden seeks centennial logo

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The Hayden Centennial Committee is calling on artists of all ages to tell Hayden's story in a picture.

The committee is holding a contest for the best logo and poster designs, which will accompany all events and activities associated with the almost yearlong centennial celebration in 2006.

The theme for the centennial and logo and poster contest is "Honor and celebrate the past, imagine the future."

Designs must incorporate one or all of the following elements: agriculture and ranching, mining, vistas, landscapes and river, wildlife, railroad and historic structures.

Logos should have no more than three colors and be relatively simple, eye-catching designs. Posters may have more detail and color.

Artists may use any medium, including pencil, paint, chalk and pastels, in their designs.

The logo will be used for all products relating to the centennial, including sponsor advertisements, T-shirts and marketing. The Hayden Post Office could make the logo into a cancellation stamp to use on the town's 100th birthday, March 9, 2006.

The logo even may become the new emblem for the town of Hayden, committee chairwoman Lorraine Johnson said.

The Centennial Committee, which includes representatives from throughout the community, is in the process of planning a golf tournament and other centennial events. Activities will kick off with the town's birthday and extend throughout the year with emphasis on holidays and events such as Colorado Days in July.

The committee plans to seek sponsorship support from Yampa Valley businesses and other organizations later this summer, Johnson said.

The logo and poster contest is open to professionals and nonprofessionals, as well as non-Hayden residents.

The committee is in the process of planning prizes for contest winners. The entry deadline is Oct. 1.

A complete list of contest guidelines and entry information is available at Mount Harris Liquors. Call Johnson at 276-3425.

-- To reach Tamera Manzanares, call 871-4204 or e-mail tmanzanares@steamboatpilot.com

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