GatewayGIS Logo Design Challenge

What is GatewayGIS?

GatewayGIS is a new initiative aimed at providing a pipeline for GIS and STEAM skill building through education, career development, and entrepreneurship with underserved, urban low-income K-12 students in St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis/Madison County, Illinois. A responsive community engagement strategy is a fundamental component of the GatewayGIS approach–reinforcing the purpose to be “of and for the community”. In alignment with these priorities, GatewayGIS is calling on community members, with an emphasis on young people ages 11 to 26, to submit entries to the Logo Design Challenge.

What is GIS?

Geographic Information System, commonly known as GIS, is a system that stores, analyzes, and visualizes spatial data. Spatial data is any data that has a location attached to it, such as latitude and longitude coordinates. GIS technology is generally used to answer a specific question, such as finding the best location for a school or an area suitible for a business startup. GIS focuses on spatial interactions and uses a combination of people, hardware, data, software, and analysis to complete tasks. GIS analysts, for example, use special software and hardware to collect spatial data and analyze it in order to solve a specific problem.

How to submit an entry

• To submit a design to the GatewayGIS Logo Design Challenge, participants must complete the Official Submission Form:

• Submit completed Entry Form and send logo design to: include the subject line, “GatewayGIS Logo Design Challenge” before 11:59 pm on Monday, July 1, 2019.

Selection Criteria

A Selection Committee will be establish comprised of GoodVoice staff, youth participants, and professionals from the fields of GIS and design. The Selection Committee will evaluate all entries based on the following criteria (though other criteria may be considered):

Relevance – Does the entry align with the theme and goals of the GatewayGIS initiative?

Originality – Does the composition exhibit original design, creativity, and imagination?

Aesthetic Quality – Does the submission command attention? Does it display visual balance? Are all the elements working together to create a unified and appealing design?

Logo Design Challenge Submission Guidelines

The purpose of the challenge is to design a logo for the GatewayGIS regional initiative. The logo may be used in all media – including online, print, and other visual collateral. Following are the official Logo Design Challenge Guidelines:

• To be eligible, each entrant must live in the United States of America (USA).

• Individuals or teams may submit no more than two entries (a separate Submission Form must accompany each submission).

• All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant(s) and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre- existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images.

• All entries will become the property of the GatewayGIS initiative. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees that any and all intellectual property rights in the logo design are deemed assigned to GatewayGIS.

• Except where prohibited by law, an entry submission into this contest constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, likeness, prize information, and information provided on the entry form for publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation.

• GatewayGIS reserves the right to modify the winning logo to better fit the needs of the Initiative.

• GatewayGIS Selection Committee reserves the right not to select a winner, if in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

• The decisions of the Selection Committee will be final.

• Contestants are encouraged to research GIS, logo design, and bring their own personal insight to the logo design challenge.

• Logo design must be adaptable to both electronic and print media, as well as scalable for both large and small applications.

• Logo design must be legible at a size of at least 1 inch in height.

• Create a logo design in .png, .jpeg, .eps, .psd, .ai or .pdf formats.

• When submitting your file, convert all fonts to outlines.

• A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the challenge winner.

Download the flyer and submission guidelines to help spread the word : )

GatewayGIS LOGO Design Flyer_1.pdf
GatewayGIS LOGO Design Submission Guidelines_1.pdf


GatewayGIS Logo Design Challenge sponsored by: CEdge and GoodVoice

Please refer questions and comments to: GoodVoice Creative Director Michael Pagano

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