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Calling all students, artists and inspired community members!

Saint Paul University’s Indigenous Initiatives Services (IIS) is looking to forge a branding identity and we need your help. We are seeking to create a logo to match the vision and image of the IIS at Saint Paul University.

 

The IIS mission is “To encourage Indigenous cultural awareness in a spirit of reconciliation by providing a safe and pertinent space for Indigenous students in Canada and scholars at Saint Paul University to flourish in all manners of their self.”

Please continue reading below for contest guidelines, design considerations and how to submit your work!

 

Contest guidelines

1. 10 entries will be short-listed for consideration by our selection panel, composed of

  1. In-house Elders
  2. Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator
  3. One of our Indigenous professors
  4. Director, Recruitment and Communications Services
  5. Rector, Saint Paul University

 

2. Logo must be professional in appearance, as it will become the property of Saint Paul University. 

  1. It may be used on

                                          i.    Our website

                                         ii.    Social media platforms

                                        iii.    Print media
     
    Logo must be eye-catching and legible.

 

3. Logo must promote the mission of Indigenous Initiatives Services at Saint Paul University:

  1. To stimulate Indigenous cultural awareness in a spirit of reconciliation by providing a safe and pertinent space for Indigenous students in Canada and scholars at Saint Paul University to flourish in all manners of their self.

 

Design considerations

  1. Must include Indigenous imagery and symbolism representative of the three Indigenous groups in Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis).
  2. Must comply with all copyright laws.
  3. Must include a short descriptive text detailing the design entry.
  4. Minimum electronic dimensions:
    1. 1.905 cm (0.75") high
    2. 90 pixels
    3. Any colour may be used. However, the logo must look good in black and white as well as in colour. The use of Saint Paul University’s colours – white (CMYK 0-0-0-0, RGB 255-255-255, #FFFFFF), black (CMYK 0-0-0-100, RGB 0-0-0, #000000), and burnt orange (CMYK 0-66-100-7, RGB 227-111-30, #E36F1E) – is encouraged, but not mandatory. We also ask you to limit your colour palette to seven distinct colours.
    4. Submissions may be an electronic drawing or a hand drawing with clear and precise lines.
    5. Entries must be a minimum of 15.24 cm2 (6") and be centred on a white 8.5- x 11-inch page.
    6. Entries should not be a landscape format.
    7. Entries should contain only images: no words.

 

How to submit your work

  1. Submissions will be accepted from Aprils 15 to May 30, 2019.
  2. Submissions are to be sent by email to indigenous@ustpaul.ca in their original source file and in high resolution at 600 dpi.
  3. The winner will be announced at an evening event at Saint Paul University on June 20, with a public unveiling event on June 21 to coincide with National Indigenous Peoples Day, with attendance by Indigenous media.
  4. Runner-up entries will be selected by our pre-selection committee and publicly displayed on campus on the walls of the Atrium.

 

Legal

  1. Participants agree that their entry may be published along with their names and may be used in any of the aforementioned advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future.
  2. Contestants recognize that all rights and intellectual property, once their entries are submitted, become property of Saint Paul University through its Indigenous Initiatives Services (IIS), including any parts therein.
  3. Entries must be distinct from existing logos and devoid of clichés.
  4. Saint Paul University reserves the right to alter, modify or revise the logo by any means necessary to obtain the desired finished product, if required.

 

Prize

  1. Contest winner will receive a $250 gift card from Omer DeSerres and a $250 award to be applied to a study program offered by Saint Paul University.


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