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Mass Communication & Society Division Student Logo and Cover Photo Contest
Submissions are open for the Mass Communication & Society Division Student Logo and Social Media Cover Photo Contest, and we hope you will encourage your students to take part. The deadline for submissions is April 10.
The winning student’s logo will appear on all Mass Communication & Society Division materials, and cover photo will be published on the MC&S Division social media pages. The winner will receive $500. Both pieces should reflect the diversity and focus of the Mass Communication & Society Division as one dedicated to exploring how mass communication serves as a system which provides the means for certain needs of society to be met and for certain problems to be solved. Further goals and functions of MC&S can be found at http://aejmc.us/mcs/bylaws/
- Include the following type elements: Mass Communication & Society Division, AEJMC (abbreviated or spelled out, as graphically needed; if abbreviating, the style is MC&S).
- Be adaptable to multiple uses. The logo will appear on the Division website, social media, promotional materials, and newsletters. The logo should not lose impact or legibility when substantially reduced.
- Appreciate contemporary trends in logo design, but remain timeless.
- Reflect the professional standards of the division.
- Be reproducible on multiple platforms. The logo will be used in print and in digital, in large and small sizes. It should be able to stand in one color or in multiple colors, and should not be too vertical or horizontal in orientation.
- Do not include copyrighted artwork. This means no clip art files or stock images. The student must create those elements if they are used.
- The cover photo should be sized and should incorporate the logo in some way. Twitter should be 1500 x 500 px, Facebook should be 784 x 250 px, and LinkedIn should be 646 x 200 pixels.
- Participants must complete the logo and all social media photos to be considered.
- For a logo entry to be eligible, it must be created in vector format. Entrants are required to submit digital copies of each logo as both an EPS file (.eps) and as a JPEG file (.jpg). The JPEG version of the logo must be identical to the EPS version in terms of design, dimensions, proportion, etc. The EPS file format is required because it is a vector-based format that provides better reproduction. The EPS version must be a vector graphic with the type converted to outlines (this step is important!).
- For cover photo entries to be eligible, they must include the logo and be in an RGB format with 72 ppi resolution. They MUST match the dimensions listed in Item 7. Entrants are required to submit digital copies of each page’s photo as JPEG files (.jpg).
- The file names must bear the last name of the entrant (for example, an entry should include: SmithLogo.eps; SmithLogo.jpg; SmithFB.jpg; SmithTwitter.jpg; SmithIN.jpg).
Entries must be the work of students enrolled in classes taught by AEJMC members. Each school may enter a maximum of 20 logos per design instructor. In order to be judged, logo entries must be submitted by a faculty sponsor (this step is also important!).
Faculty sponsors must also include a list of file names (such as: entrants.doc) with the entrants’ names, addresses, and email addresses, plus their own full contact information (office phone, email address, campus address, etc.) Entries must be successfully submitted no later than 5 p.m., Central Daylight Time, April 10, 2015. Faculty sponsors should submit each logo entry’s EPS (.eps) and JPEG (.jpg) files with the entrant’s contact information in a single, compressed (zipped) file folder.
Submit the entry folder to Matt Haught, logo coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org (File size limit for attachments is 25 mb.)
Questions regarding the 2015 logo competition may be sent to Matt Haught at email@example.com.
Winners should be notified by May 1, 2015.
Students unfamiliar with the Mass Communication and Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication can learn more at http://aejmc.us/mcs/.