The Vandalia Bicentennial Board of Directors is holding contests for two logos that will be used during the city’s 200th birthday party next year.
The board announced on Monday that it is holding two logo contests, one for younger children and one for older children and adults.
Children through Eighth 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 toward children.
High School Students-Adults
This logo will be the main logo used for all other activities.
It will also be used in advertising and on items made specifically 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 the board requests that colors be red, white, blue and/or black (not all colors are needed).
Artists are asked to incorporate something with Abraham Lincoln (not necessarily his face, but anything associated with him), the Vandalia Statehouse or both together. Use your imagination as we want to see something unique and creative.
• Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, to City Administrator LaTisha Paslay at Vandalia City Hall, 431 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia.
No late entries will be accepted.
The top three logos in each category will be displayed at the Lincoln Birthday Program at the Statehouse at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.10. Following the program, the winner of each category will be announced.
The logos, with the names of the logo artists, will also be displayed in the front window of Vandalia City Hall for viewing after winners announced.
The winning designers will be recognized throughout the 2019 celebration at various events and through media sources.
The winning logos will be digitalized, so that they can be used for print purposes.
The contest judging will be done by the Fayette County Art Guild and the 2019 Vandalia Bicentennial Board of Directors.