A winning design in the contest to create an official logo for the
Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA has not yet been selected, but
several designs have now been received. The deadline to submit a design to
Brian Gill (email@example.com) has
been extended to May 1, 2003. The winning design will be announced at the
section meeting at Whitman College.
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
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.