21 September 2015

FCGS Logo Contest

Announcing Fresno County Genealogical Society Logo Contest:
To finish our 50th Anniversary year, a contest is being held for a new logo to bring us into the 21st century and launch us into our next 50 years.

Eligibility:  The contest is open to all individuals

How To Enter:  
Entries must be submitted by email to fcgslogo@gmail.com
Entries submitted as an EPS are preferred,  a .jpg may be accepted with a of minimum 300 dpi 
Email must include the name, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.
No more than three entries may be submitted per Entrant.
Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines below.  Entries which do not conform will be rejected.
Entry deadline is 12:00 noon, December 31, 2015 (PST)
Entries will be acknowledged within one week of receipt, however, we will not be held responsible for entries or responses lost in email.
There is no fee to enter.

Submission Guidelines:
The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the Fresno County Genealogical Society.  The logo will be used online, in print, and on merchandise.  Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to re-size easily (up to 12 inches, down to one inch) and to look good in black and white as well as color.  No more than three colors may be used.  The final version of the logo must be suitable for high quality printing.
The logo must contain the words "Fresno County Genealogical Society".
The logo must not contain any other text besides that required above.
We advise against the use of halftones and gradients.  Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.

The winning designer will receive a $150 cash prize

Judging and Selection of Winner:
Finalists will be decided by Fresno County Genealogical Society Board (FCGS) members.
Finalist entries will be voted upon by the members of FCGS.  This decision is final.
FCGS reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of logo to FCGS.

Intellectual Property:
All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.  The design may include images that are iconic of Fresno and in the public domain.
All entries will become the sole property of FCGS.

Participation constitutes the Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.  By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agree to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and FCGS in relation to the Contest.

About FCGS:
Fresno County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to
1. Foster and support genealogical and historical interest in Fresno and the surrounding communities
2. Collect and preserve genealogical and historical data.
3. Aid Society members and the general public in compiling genealogies and genealogical research.
4. Establish and maintain a genealogical library, known as the Heritage Center (San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center) in conjunction with the Fresno County Public Library 
5. Publish The Jotted Line newsletter, the Ash Tree Echo journal, and other publications containing helpful information for family research.

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