The Governor's Commission on Brookhaven delivered a memo to every school principal of a school located within the City of Brookhaven regarding the rules of the Brookhaven Community Spirit Art Contest.
The contest, first suggested by commission member Jed Beardsley at the first commission meeting, allows students to get involved in the new city by submitting design options for the city's next logo.
"The student's goal is to capture the spirit of the Brookhaven community, while incorporating the name 'City of Brookhaven' into their picture," according to a Sept. 21 commission announcement about the art contest.
"The purpose of the contest is to generate student awareness and 'teachable moments for teachers and parents alike, as the City holds its first elections and begins operations," according to the announcement.
Each school will hold its own contest and select one winner for submission to the commission by Oct. 23. Students who live in Brookhaven, but do not attend schools can submit their designs directly to Commission Chairman Ben Vinson, which will select finalists from this "open classification" with the help of a local art group.
Vinson will also submit the school entries to the commission on a blind basis, concealing the names of the schools from which each entry came. The commission will select up to five school finalists and up to four "open classification" finalists.
These finalists names and designs will be submitted to the media prior to the Nov. 6 election day. The elected Brookhaven Mayor and City Council will select a contest winner and which logos it may consider for the city.
All finalists' work will be displayed at the commission offices until they can be transferred for display at the new City Hall.
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