Commission on Women Holds Logo Contest

The recently formed Melrose Commission on Women invites students and adult amateur artists to submit their designs for its new logo.

The Commission was established by the Board of Aldermen earlier this year, and the first commissioners were officially sworn in in May. “Most organizations—whether they’re non-profits or community-oriented or formal businesses—have a symbol or an identifiable logo, so you know their brand name,” says Commission member Katy Kennedy. “In a way, the brand of the Melrose Commission on Women is open and fluid,” she continued.

All students at Melrose High School and all Melrose residents attending other high schools are eligible to compete and are encouraged to send in their ideas. Adult amateur artists from Melrose are asked to share their creativity, too. “The Logo contest was inspired after I went to the McLaughlin Foundation Arts Festival this year and was so impressed. The animal art and self-portrait paintings made by some of the students were incredible and many of the images have stayed with me” Kennedy said.

Entries should be e-mailed to no later than November 1, 2016.

The winning design will be selected by two judges, Commission member Lorrie DiCesare, who owns The Hourglass Gift Gallery, and community member artist and graphic designer Shannon MacMaster. The winner will receive a gift card for art supplies and a studio art experience with a Melrose Arts member in addition to having their logo displayed on all of the Commission on Women’s social media and other publicity materials.

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