The Pacific Northwest Section
of the MAA announces a contest to design an official logo for our
Section. The logo will be used both online and as a part of printed
documents such as the section newsletter. As a prize, the designer of
the winning logo will be given two books published by the MAA. The
winner also receives official bragging rights for years to come as the
logo continues to appear in section materials.
The following are some
guidelines for logo designs:
The logo should
have some mathematical content. When the logo is submitted, it
should be accompanied by a description of its mathematical
significance and a brief description of how it was created.
While it is not
absolutely essential, including some theme which is distinctive to
the Pacific Northwest would be considered a strong plus.
You are permitted
to incorporate the national MAA logo (the icosahedron) into your
logo design. A copy of the national logo as a GIF file is available here.
Use of color is
permitted (and encouraged). However, the logo should also look good
when printed in grayscale since it is not always possible to use
color in printed documents. It is also desirable for it to be
possible to photocopy the logo.
Some examples of
MAA logos found online are shown below.
Logo designs should be
submitted by e-mail to Brian Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the contest should also be directed to Brian Gill. A
committee will begin judging the submissions on February 15, 2002. If a
winning logo is selected, it will be published in the spring 2002 issue
of Matters Mathematical along with the descriptions of its
mathematical content and how it was created. The logo will be then used
as a part of future publications of the section. If no winner is
selected from submissions received by February 1, the deadline will be