LOGO CONTEST!

                                               Attention students attending an OSGC member institution: 
                                       The Oregon NASA Space Grant needs your help…. we need a logo!!!

The Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide opportunities for college students enrolled in our member institutions, pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) relating to space science and aerospace.

Oregon Space Grant is the face of NASA in Oregon. OSGC is a NASA partner, and we are part of the National Space Grant Program. Each of these entities has their own logo, which we currently use together to represent our program. But…

                                                  OSGC needs its own UNIQUE logo!

Download a printable version of the Logo Contest rules

 

What Makes a Good Logo?                                                                                                         

An effective logo provides insight into an organization and reflects the nature of the business. The logo should quickly and easily convey the general type and purpose of the organization it represents. We are looking for a logo that stands on its own and yet complements both the NASA and National Space Grant logos since all three may sometimes be used in conjunction with one another.

 

What do We Want Our Logo to Reflect?                                                                             

We want our logo to reflect the STEM fields we serve, specifically space science and aerospace related to the vision and mission of NASA, but we also want a logo to reflect what is unique about the state of Oregon.
Here are a few key words and phrases that might inspire you:

Space Science - Aerospace - STEM - STEM Education - Engage - Inspire - Educate - Exploration
NASA
- The Face of NASA in Oregon - Rocketry - Night Sky - Astronomy - Oregon - Volcanoes
Mountains
- Ocean - Our Mighty Trees - Lighthouses - Waterfalls - Crater Lake - Columbia Gorge - Mt Hood

 

A Few Things to Keep in Mind when Designing your Logo                                          
  • Logos must be original work
  • Designs should include Oregon NASA Space Grant or OSGC
  • Entries may be inspired by the NASA logo or the National Space Grant logo but should not be too similar in design
  • Do not use specific school colors; the logo will represent the consortium and all of OSGC’s affiliate members
  • Logos must be scalable and easy to read on printed material or promotional items
  • Simple design and easy to read fonts are most desirable
  • Think about NASA missions - every mission has a mission patch to represent the research that is being done. Go to https://www.nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/mission-patches to learn more about NASA Mission Patches.
 
Who is Eligible to Submit a Logo?                                                                                          

Students currently enrolled at an OSGC member institution are eligible to participate. Contest is not limited to STEM students; students from all fields of study are invited to submit a logo.
Go to https://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/members-oregon-nasa-space-grant-consortium to view the complete list of OSGC affiliate member institutions and representatives. You may wish to contact the affiliate representative from your institution to gain additional insight into OSGC programs and vision.

 
Deadlines and Entry                                                                                                                    
  • Logo designs are due Close of Business (COB) Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Only one entry per student 
  • Please use the Logo Contest Entry Form - submissions must include student name, school name, field of study, contact information including a current phone number and address, and a brief statement of what inspired your design
  • Entrants must include both a full color and a black/white pdf version of their logo design
  • Send Logos and the Logo Contest Entry Form as pdf attachments via email to spacegrant@oregonstate.edu, subject line OSGC Logo Contest
 
And the Winner is…                                                                                                                     

Three finalists will be selected from the entries. Finalists will have an opportunity to modify or tweak their entry based on feedback from the judges. One winning logo will be selected to represent OSGC. The winning designer must provide a full-size, high resolution jpg image of the logo that remains intellectual property of OSGC. 

 
What’s a Logo Contest without a Prize?!?                                                                           

The student with the winning entry will receive a cash prize of $250 and bragging rights!!!

 
For More Information                                                                                     

To learn more about Oregon NASA Space Grant, go to https://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/. Direct questions via email to spacegrant@oregonstate.edu, subject line OSGC Logo Contest.

 

Our Partner Logos                                                                                                                        

Download the pdf version of the Logo Contest rules to view the National Space Grant Program and NASA partner logos