Public library sponsoring logo contest

Published 8:54 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

Davie County Public Library invites residents to submit an original art composition that represents the library’s role in the community.

The art will serve as a logo for the library in marketing. The competition will run until Saturday, April 1. Judges will determine the winners in youth and adult categories. Winners will be announced during National Library Week, on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

The theme: “The public library serves as a community commons, connecting people of Davie County to each other and the world through stories, knowledge, and technology.”


• The competition is open to individuals. Group entries will not be considered.

• The elements and colors of the logo should reflect the nature and role of the library and its place in the community.

• Each entry must specify the category for consideration: youth or adult.

• The design must be adaptable for use on print and electronic media.

• The design must not be similar to other logos.

• Each design must have a version in color and black and white line art or grayscale.

• The designer must consider that the design has to register clearly even in its smallest application (ex. the library’s letterhead).

• Designs must include a brief rationale and description of the elements used and what they represent.

• Each designer may submit a maximum of three.

• Designs may be submitted in paper or electronic form; if electronic, then JPEG (at least 100dpi) format; if paper, then no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches.

• Electronic entries should be submitted through email to with the designer’s name, age, address and contact information. Paper entries may be submitted to Jane McAllister, Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St. Mocksville NC 27028 along with the entry form.

• All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

• The names of the designers of the two winning entries will be announced at the National Library Week celebration on April 13 and through print and email.

• Winning entries will receive a $50 Amazon card.

• Winners will be asked to provide the original file in color, black and white or grayscale.

• Organizers reserve the right to further develop the winning logo design/s.

• Winning entries will be considered property of the library.

By submitting an entry, the logo designer waives and relinquishes all rights to the entry, including artistic, moral and economic rights.

“Make your mark in our community by creating a logo for your public library,” McAllister said.