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Okotoks Youth Logo Design Contest

A new look for OKOTOKS YOUTH – designed by youth and chosen by youth!!

The Town of Okotoks is looking for submissions of a logo design for OKOTOKS YOUTH. This logo will form the basis of branding and promotion for youth-related initiatives within the community.

The winning Okotoks Youth logo design will be unveiled to the public at the Grand Opening of the Pason Centennial Arena expansion on Saturday March 3, 2018! In addition to the prestige and recognition of having his or her logo used as the Town of Okotoks’ brand for youth, the winner will receive a professional mock-up of the logo design (suitable for inclusion in a portfolio.) The winning design will also be showcased at the Okotoks Recreation Centre and on other Town of Okotoks media and promotion platforms.

The Okotoks Youth Logo Design Contest runs from January 1 to February 8, 2018.

Logo Design criteria

Applicants must submit an original piece of work that represents youth in the Okotoks area.

The design should be aligned with the Town of Okotoks Vision Statement and it should reflect Okotoks as a youth-friendly community. Themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Youth-friendly community
  • Resilient and thriving
  • Vibrant civic culture
  • Exceptional quality of life for all
  • Respect for each other and the environment

A written description (maximum of 150 words) must accompany the logo design, explaining the ways in which it represents and depicts youth in Okotoks.

The logo design must be appropriate for use in print, letterhead, signage, web pages and other media. The design must be able to be used in colour, b/w, greyscale, and be able to be resized to both large or small scale without losing clarity.  No previously copyrighted material may be included in any element of the design, and the design must be non-partisan in nature (i.e., no political symbols or messaging) No profanity or inappropriate images will be accepted. Designs can be submitted in the following formats: Vector (Ai, eps)  or as an original piece of art. 

Submission Deadline: logo design entries can be submitted online  or original artwork can be dropped off at the Okotoks Recreation Centre.

NO LATER THAN 12:00 noon on Thursday February 8, 2018. Submit here If you have any questions, please contact Carey Gruber, Youth Social Development Facilitator at 403.995.2770.

Who can enter the contest?

Entrants must reside in the Town of Okotoks or the MD of Foothills and be between the ages of 12 - 18 years (Grades 7-12.) 

What is the selection process?

During the month of February, 2018 voting opportunities for the winning Okotoks Youth logo design will take place at local junior and senior high schools. Stay tuned to your school newsletter and information announcements for specific dates and times when voting will take place at your school! The winner will be notified on or before February 23, 2018 - in advance of the logo unveiling and winning designer recognition at the Pason Centennial Arena Expansion Grand Opening on March 3, 2018.

What are the submission requirements?
  • Participants are welcome to submit more than one logo design entry
  • Email acknowledging receipt of design submission will be sent to each participant
  • Logo designs must be submitted in vector format (EPS, AI or PNG) and be compatible with Adobe Suite