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City Seeks Submissions From Graphic Artists for 2014's 4th of July Logo

The logo is featured on t-shirts and baseball caps and in the program and all event advertisements. A cash award is given to the winner.

The winning logo design from 2013. (City of Fairfax website/Screenshot)
The winning logo design from 2013. (City of Fairfax website/Screenshot)
It may only be December, but the City of Fairfax is already gearing up for its huge annual 4th of July celebration and parade.

The city's Independence Day Celebration Committee (IDCC) has put out a call to local graphic artists and designers and schools to submit ideas for the 2014 celebration's logo. The logo appears on programs, t-shirts, the City website and in advertisements and more.

The logo should fit well with the year's theme, which the IDCC recently announced will be "Freedom, Family, Fairfax" for 2014.

The creator of the winning design will win $100 cash for usage and rights to the logo.

Submissions are due by Feb. 14 and should be sent or delivered to Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax, VA 22030 to the attention of Leslie Herman, Parade Logo, in the Parks and Recreation Department.

Rules and guidelines from the City include:

  • The logo should be small and not too detailed or busy, with clear, bold lines.
  • Use a large font size for lettering.
  • Keep in mind the logo will be set against a white background.
  • You must incorporate "Freedom, Family, Fairfax;" "City of Fairfax, VA" and "July 4, 2014" into the logo design.
  • The paper size should be a minimum of 4x4 to a maximum of 8x10 inches.
  • The artwork can be created by hand using pencil or pen and ink on white paper, or by using the computer programs Adobe Illustrator, Quark or similar.
  • Digital files should be saved as EPS or TIFF and also in a Vector format and submitted on a disk or CD.
  • The artwork should be dark enough to be scanned and bold enough to be silkscreened (fine lines will not show up on a silkscreen).

For questions, contact Leslie Herman at 703-385-7949 or leslie.herman@fairfaxva.gov.


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