Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Residents with a knack for art have less than two weeks to submit their entries for the Hayden centennial logo contest.
The best logo and poster design will accompany events and activities associated with the nearly yearlong Centennial Celebration in 2006.
Applicants may have a better-than-average chance of seeing their creative talents on display next year.
Although many people have picked up contest criteria, nobody has submitted an entry, said Lorraine Johnson, chairwoman of the Hayden Centennial Committee.
The Oct. 1 deadline -- the contest was announced in June -- may have encouraged residents to put off submitting designs until the last minute. The committee has not discussed whether to extend the deadline, she said.
The theme for the centennial and logo/poster contest is "Honor and celebrate the past, imagine the future."
Designs must incorporate any or all of the following elements: agriculture/ranching, mining, vistas/landscapes/river, wildlife, railroad and historic structures.
Logos should have no more than three colors and be of a relatively simple, eye-catching design. Posters may have more detail and color.
Artists may use any medium in their designs, including pencil, paint, chalk and pastels.
The logo will be used with everything having to do with the centennial, including sponsor advertisements, T-shirts and marketing.
The Hayden Post Office might make the logo into a cancellation stamp to use on the town's 100th birthday on March 9, 2006.
The logo/poster contest is open to professionals and nonprofessionals as well as non-Hayden residents.
The committee will award prizes to winners.
A complete list of contest guidelines and entry information is available at Mount Harris Liquors. For more information, call Johnson at 276-3425.
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