ffa2015 Smith-Hughes 100th Anniversary Celebration Logo Design Contest
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​Smith-Hughes 100th Anniversary Celebration Logo Design Contest

Information about the Anniversary: The Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act of 1917 (signed February 23, 1917) was an act of the United States Congress that promoted vocational agriculture to train people "who have entered upon or who are preparing to enter upon the work of the farm," and provided federal funds for this purpose. The Smith-Hughes Act succeeded in expanding vocational education throughout the country. Subsequent federal laws extended and expanded aid for vocational education as national interest in economic development and youth training intensified during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond.

Words/Phrases that Describe the Anniversary: Smith-Hughes Act, agricultural education, career and technical education.

Who We Are Targeting With the Logo: Primarily those directly related to formal agricultural education programs in middle, secondary, and post-secondary level including current and former students, teachers, teacher educators, and state supervisors. Secondary audiences include other career and technical education areas outside of agricultural education.

How the Logo Will be Used:

  • Recognition materials in print and digital formats (including web and social media)

  • Potential commemorative items (e.g. lapel pins)

  • Logo may be used by partnering organizations at the national, state, and local levels including customizing the logo to reflect unique celebration activities.

Logo Requirements

Professional: This logo may be featured on websites, social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, pins, etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.
Theme: Logo must promote the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith Hughes Act. A secondary goal would be to celebrate the past as well as the future of agricultural education. Design should be universal in theme, and not state or organization specific.
Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. However, logo must look good in color (if any) or black and white.
Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

Who Can Enter the Logo Design Contest? Participation is limited to students currently enrolled in agricultural education programs at the middle, secondary, or post-secondary levels (colleges, universities). Submissions must be solely created by students as either an individual or team submission. Academic enrollment of the selected finalists will be verified prior to the announcement of the winning entry and awarding of prizes. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the submitted logo, to the National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council). Additionally, The Council may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the logo and related celebration activities. The Council reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. A maximum of 3 entries per individual student or student design team

  2. Original designs only.

  3. Submissions will be accepted through December 1, 2015. Winners will be announced via organizational websites, social media websites and by direct contact to the winners' email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:

    • a. Submitted directly via The Council website through an email to mhoneycutt@ffa.org

    • b. Submitted in their original source file and

    • c. Submitted as a high resolution jpeg, gif, or png file format with 300 dpi or higher (maximum file size of 2 MB) and

    • d. Submitted with the following file naming structure Individual/Team name—Entry # (e.g. 1, 2 or 3)

Contest winner will receive $500 (and bragging rights!) with $300 and $200 awarded to the second and third place entries respectively.

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