Thursday, January 21, 2016

Logo Design Contest

 We are asking for your help to design an updated logo for our guild that can be emblazoned on name tags, t-shirts, and other goodies.

Bragging rights plus a $25 gift certificate to be used at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre. 

Entrant eligibility:
Open only to 2016 dues-paying member of the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild. Members may team up, but it is up to the team members how to divide the prize. Members can seek outside help but the idea must originate from the member.

Selection of winning logo:

  • Winner will be voted on by dues-paying members of the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild.
  • Members will vote for one entry.
  •  In case of tie, Calgary MQG board members will confer and decide on the winner.
  • Winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to Calgary Modern Quilt Guild so that the logo will become the sole property of the guild.
  • CALMQG reserves the right to reject, disqualify or deny entry to any submission for inappropriateness or noncompliance to guidelines.
  • CALMQG reserves the right to not select a winner if no suitable entries are received.

Entry rules:

  • Entries must be submitted by March 10, 2016. Entries can be submitted as a PDF via email to Philippa (ask for email),  Kelly Kay or brought in person to our regular guild meeting on February 18. Entrant does not need to be present to win.
  •   Entries will be presented to guild members and a vote will be held at our regular meeting on March 17. Winner will be presented at April meeting.
  •  Designer agrees that CALMQG can use logo, as well as make minor modifications to the logo if necessary.


  • If possible, include the full guild name: Calgary Modern Quilt Guild. 
  • Colors must be able to be recreated on an average color (CMYK) printer
  • Logo must look professional. It will be presented on our official website, quilt labels, T-shirt, buttons and other similar types of merchandise. As such, we are looking for logos that can be reproduced on a variety of media and can be resized to fit various items. They should also look good in both color and grayscale and be of a resolution suitable for high-quality printing. Logo can be sewing or quilt related but not limited to those themes.
  • All submissions must be original and not based on any pre-existing design or contain any copyrighted material. Logos cannot be previously published or used by other organizations.

A big thanks goes to Katrina H for our original Calgary MQG logo design.  It has served us well.