Autumn 2001
PNWMAA Newsletter
Portland Meeting
Proposed Alaska Meeting
Section Logo Contest
Project NExT
Section Bylaws
Notes from the Chair
Treasurer's Report
News From You
New Faces
Section Officers


Section Logo Contest

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 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 extended.


Iowa Section

National MAA Logo


Logo used for Spring 2001
Pacific Northwest section meeting

New Jersey Section


Indiana Section


Copyright 2001
Pacific Northwest Section, Mathematical Association of America.
Send questions or comments to Brian Gill, Newsletter Editor, or call (206) 281-2954.