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Brookhaven Logo Design Contest Underway

Even if your child does not attend a Brookhaven school, he or she may still participate in an the logo design contest.

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.

What makes a good city logo? What should Brookhaven's city logo incorporate? Tell us in the comments below.

Ashford Park School Education Foundation September 28, 2012 at 06:17 PM
The students, teachers and administration at Ashford Park School are excited about this opportunity and look forward to the challenge.
Grieg Ericsson September 28, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Perhaps while they are at it, they should frame out a Brookhaven Budget. They would probably do a better job.
TomMiller September 28, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Hello APSEF Good to see your school is excited. A little word of warning- some internet trolls may/will try to bring down this nice (and free) idea when posting on here. Don't let it bother you.
Ashford Park School Education Foundation September 29, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Thank you, Mr. Miller. We have thick skin here at the APSEF.
Tom Reilly September 29, 2012 at 07:30 PM
May the best school win!!--Tom Reilly
Joel Black October 03, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Is it only open to schools? I live in Brookhaven and own a design firm. I would love to submit a logo.

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