Logo Contest 2020

Open Call for Logo Design

The Genesee Symphony Orchestra (GSO) of Batavia, NY is in search of a new logo mark to commemorate their 75th Anniversary.

About the Organization:                                                

Genesee Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic, regional orchestra that presents an ambitious portfolio of concerts for the enrichment of our community through high-quality performance, educational opportunities, guest artists, and partnerships. Founded in 1947, it is one of the oldest civic orchestras in New York state.

The GSO mission – to link a diverse public with the arts – is paramount to everything we do. From their annual Meet the Orchestra event to the Young Artist Competition and String Workshop, the GSO engages the community and brings a distinct awareness of the arts to our rural region.                                         

Criteria for Design:

• A unique icon and/or typo-logo that clearly represents the Genesee Symphony Orchestra in an easy-to-read, remarkable way

• Submitted and exported as vector-drawn PDF (industry standard) composition. Raster submissions will be omitted. 

• Black and white required, additional color variation desired 

• Variable layouts and color instances recommended (e.g. Horizontal / Vertical / Square – Black / White / Full Color)

• Proposal for size and applicable media variations desired: (e.g. Small – in print, Large – in print, Typical – on web, etc.) 

   Ideally logo design can be easily modified after the 75th Anniversary year to continue to be used in future years.  Please display both designs.

Guideline, Deadline & Punchline:

• Please submit all formal entries by December 15, 2020.

• All submissions will be reviewed by organizational committee and the winner will be announced on January 15th, 2021.

• The piece submitted that most closely resembles the character, future growth and unique nature of the Genesee Symphony Orchestra will receive highest preference

• It is recommended you include a short 3-4 sentence brief that gives “shape” to your design proposal. Why this font? Why those colors? What is it about your submission that connects the concept to our living organization? 

EMAIL TO:  geneseesymphonyorchestra@gmail.com

The winning designer will receive a $250 award and two season tickets to our 75th Anniversary season’s performances.

We look forward to seeing your creative energy unfold. The downbeat is now!