Dear Editor:

Mountaineer Food Bank, located in Gassaway, WV, needs your help coming up with a new visual identity. The nonprofit organization invites state residents to take part in a contest to design a new logo that will symbolize Mountaineer Food Bank and its mission, “To feed West Virginia’s hungry and engage our state in the fight to end hunger”.

The contest begins April 17, 2017 and submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2017. Winners will be contacted directly and announced on the Mountaineer Food Bank website and social media sites, as well as in area media. The winning logo may be used in all media – including television, online, print, apparel and other visual collateral throughout the region. Artist are asked to submit a high resolution pdf with 300 dpi or higher, if possible.

All contest entries must be submitted directly to Jim Shock by email at Jim@mountaineerfoodbank.org. To avoid confusion with other state symbols, entries should not include blue or gold colors, the state of West Virginia or mountaineers. To be considered, submissions must contain three visual elements; mountains, country roads and the color orange should be used somehow. Logos must look good in color or black and white. Previously published, copyrighted or licensed material, including images, cannot be used in the logo and it must be reproducible and scalable for large or small formatting. Entries should complement existing logos used for different feeding programs provided at Mountaineer Food Bank.

Winners will be selected by the Mountaineer Food Bank Executive Director in conjunction with the Board of Directors. Contestants agree to assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to Mountaineer Food Bank.  Additionally, Mountaineer Food Bank may alter, modify or revise the logo as necessary to achieve the organization’s goals. Mountaineer Food Bank reserves the right to not select a winner if, no suitable entries are received. Along with bragging rights and recognition for their talent, the contest winner will also receive $100 Visa Gift Card.

Mountaineer Food Bank is a 501(c) (3) non-profit hunger relief organization that serves 48 counties in West Virginia. Our network consists of over 400 feeding programs including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, senior programs and Backpack Program. To learn more about Mountaineer Food Bank and how to help solve hunger in your community, visit our website at www.mountaineerfoodbank.org.

Sincerely,

Jim Shock

Mountaineer Food Bank.org

(304)364-5518 ext. 314