The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, in celebration of its 20th year, is soliciting designs for a new logo. The winning design will be chosen by the symposium planning committee and used on items including T-shirts, promotional materials, letterhead and the symposium website. The winning submission will be awarded with a one-time $500 scholarship award to the University of Wyoming for current or prospective students or with an equivalent cash prize for community members.
Complete details about the symposium, including the current logo, past themes and mission statement, can be found at www.shepardsymposium.org. All designs will be accepted, but designers should carefully consider the following:
● The symposium was founded in 1995 and was renamed in honor of slain UW student Matthew Shepard in 2002
● The symposium’s focus on social justice is primarily academic, but presentation topics vary widely and past presenters have included students, faculty and laypersons from across the globe
● Symposium themes and presentation topics include, but are never limited to, economic justice, civil rights, racial justice, environmental justice, LGBTQ issues, disability issues and gender equality
● The logo needs to fit a variety of media such as t-shirts, online content, water bottles and pens
The logo will be unveiled at the 20th annual symposium, April 6-9, 2016, in Laramie. All who submit designs are invited to attend.
Submissions are due by 5:00 PM on January 31, 2016. Submissions should be in .png or .jpg format, at least 300 dpi, and no larger than 1.2 MB. Email submissions and questions to ShepardSymposium@uwyo.edu or use the submission box below.
The winning design and source file will become property of the University of Wyoming and the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice. All submissions should indicate whether or not the designer is a current or prospective UW student.
Thank you for thoughtfully considering this highly visible logo! We look forward to your submission.