Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Contest ends on Thursday

Marianas Variety, Tuesday, September 19, 2006

32 entries so far for Beautify CNMI logo contest
By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa
Variety News Staff

THE Division of Environmental Quality said they have so far received 32 entries for the Beautify CNMI logo contest.

DEQ spokeswoman Reina Camacho said as of yesterday, 32 different logos and designs were submitted to the DEQ office.

DEQ continues to invite students and professionals to submit their entries.

“I think there might be a misconception out there about who is eligible to submit logo designs. I have spoken with some professionals and they thought it was just for students. I have also spoken with some students and they thought it was just for professionals. Everyone is eligible but they have to submit a design to be eligible,” Camacho said.

The deadline for the submission of entries is Thursday, Sept. 21, at 12 noon.
Camacho said a total of $1,000 will be given away to the winners.

The first prize winner will receive $500, while the 2nd prize winner will get $300 and the third prize winner will receive $200.

The cash prizes were donated by Rep. Cinta Kaipat.

Camacho said two hotels also provided special prizes for runner-up winners, including a gift certificate for brunch for two at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Giovanni Restaurant, and a gift certificate for a one-night stay at Aqua Resort.
Camacho said entries should be original and simple, and should be relevant to the actions and mission of Beautify CNMI.

The design should not depend on a color scheme to be effective. It should look good in color or in black and white.

Artists can submit more than one design and artists can work together on a single submission.

The artist’s full name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address, if available, must accompany each logo submission. A brief statement explaining the design is also required.

Designs may be in the form of free-hand sketches or drawings or computer-generated images. Computer-generated images are acceptable in gif, bmp or jpg format. The logo will ultimately be applied as a 2"by-2" icon. Submissions of different sizes are welcome but will be judged after being shrunk or expanded to this size.

All entries become the property of “Beautify CNMI and can be used freely by Beautify CNMI.

Submissions may be made in person and delivered to the DEQ office at Gualo Rai Center along Chalan Pale Arnold Road.

For more information, call DEQ at 664-8500.

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