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Call to Artists: Southern Oregon Climate Action Network Logo + Tagline Contest

Southern Oregon Climate Action Network Logo + Tagline ContestDownload this post as a pdf file

Lend a Creative Hand to Help Save Our Valley

The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network {SOCAN} is holding a contest for a logo design and tagline.
It’s an opportunity for creative people to lend a hand for an important cause. SOCAN’s mission is to:
• Recognize the urgency for bold action to stop climate change;
• Promote awareness and understanding about its causes and consequences;
• Develop solutions and motivate concerned citizens to take action.
The logo should be a visual symbol embodying SOCAN’s mission. The tagline should be a memorable phrase
that reinforces it. Together they are an easy-to-identify, iconic call to act on behalf of our valley and planet.
Entries will be displayed at SOCAN’s booth for the Rogue Valley Earth Day Celebration at Ashland’s Science
Works Museum, Saturday, April 20th. Winners will be chosen by a Selection Committee with input from those
attending the celebration. Winners will be announced at SOCAN’s April 30th meeting at the Medford Library.

Guidelines

The logo needs to be simple, memorable, timeless, versatile and appropriate for use in a variety of contexts.
Flexibility is important. It needs to resize easily and look good in black + white, greyscale, and color.
It will be used extensively on computer, tablet, and mobile phone screens. Make it legible at small sizes.
Ideally, it should fit proportionally in a square — including “negative-space” — without seeming forced.
Artwork can include the full name of Southern Oregon Climate Action Network, its acronym SOCAN,
a clever, descriptive tagline, or no copy at all. Taglines can be submitted without art as well.

Submissions

Submit your digital art file and/or tagline via the web at SOCAN.info by midnight April 15, 2013.
A scalable vector graphic {EPS, SVG} is best. Acceptable file formats also include: PDF, PSD, TIFF, and JPEG.
Minimum resolution should be 2400 x 2400 x 300ppi. {See full details online at SOCAN.info.}
Need help creating or uploading your digital file? Email [email protected], or call 541.840.1492.
For more information call Catie Faryl at 541.535.1854, or SOCAN Co-Facilitator Kathy Conway at 541.324.4501.
Submit your digital logo + tagline by midnight April 15th online at SOCAN.info

Climate Facts

According to projections, the Rogue Valley Basin’s climate will increase on average 4° – 8° Fahrenheit during
this century. Winters will warm some 2° – 4.5° and summers 5.5° – 12°. August could be as much as 15° hotter.
Projections for precipitation are less clear, ranging from a little dryer to a little wetter. The trend of reduced
snowfall at high elevations, evident through the last century, is expected to continue, with precipitation falling
at lower elevations as rain. With earlier snow-melt, late season streams are expected to exhibit much lower flow,
compromising agricultural needs. As a consequence of the anticipated temperature and precipitation patterns,
summers will probably be dryer, with a greater likelihood of drought and an increase in wildfires.

About Us

The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network was formed in September 2012 by a group of local residents who
recognized the threat climate change poses to the region, nation, and planet. They were concerned about the
absence of a local organization focusing on the issue. The SOCAN Mission recognizes the urgency for bold
action against climate change, promotes awareness and understanding of its causes and consequences,
and develops solutions while motivating concerned citizens to take action.

Our Work

We operate through a series of Focus Groups addressing consumption, education, energy, political activity,
transportation, and water and forests. These groups are augmented by research and communications groups.
Among the projects being developed by these groups are efforts to:
• Stimulate the inclusion of climate change in the school curriculum;
• Inform local weather reporters about the impact of climate change on local weather so they might introduce
this into their reports and forecasts;
• Promote renewable energy and energy use efficiency;
• Promote public transportation and its use;
• Educate those involved in restoration activities of the climate change significance of their projects;
• Engage local and federal politicians in discussions about climate change policy.
SOCANsocan-salmon also offers speakers and programs
about climate change to area schools and
service groups. Perhaps the most notable
activity we’ve undertaken was sponsoring
It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate
Concerns Home. This Rogue Climate Art
event attracted nearly 500 visitors to
downtown Medford, providing artistic
tiles forming the scales of a 120 foot-long
salmon. It received national attention
when an image (see right) was posted
at 350.Org.
Look for us with the Rogue Valley Earth
Day Celebration at Ashland’s Science Works
Hands-On Museum Saturday, April 20th.

How to submit your entry

Attach your logo + tagline to an email including the following information:
• Your Name or Company
• Mailing Address
• Website URL
• Something about what you’ve created; what we should know when judging it.
Put SOCAN Logo Contest Entry as the subject.
Send your email + attachment to: [email protected]
You will get a reply within 24 hours acknowledging receipt.
Entries will be displayed at SOCAN’s booth for the Rogue Valley Earth Day Celebration at Ashland’s
Science Works Museum, Saturday, April 20th. They will also be available to review online at
Socan.info/LogoContest.
Winners will be chosen by a Selection Committee with input from those attending the celebration.
Winners will be announced at SOCAN’s April 30th meeting at the Medford Library.

What kind of digital file should you submit?

A scalable vector file is best: .eps | .svg | .ai
Do not use spot colors. Choose process CMYK.
Do not use halftones and gradients unless created inside a reliable
vector-based graphics program, like Adobe Illustrator.
Acceptable file formats also include: .pdf | .psd | .tiff | .jpg
Minimum resolution should be 2400 x 2400 x 300 pixels per inch {ppi}.
Use .zip compression when you submit your file.
Use your first and last name as the name of your file: JohnDoe.eps
Or use a studio + business name: LogoDesignersInc.ai
{Using uppers + lowers makes file-reading easier.}
Need help creating or uploading your digital file?
Email [email protected], or call 541.840.1492.
Don’t let technical difficulties keep you from submitting your best work.
Just sending a good tagline?
Place it first in the body of your email, along with the information we’ve requested.
{Just don’t attach anything. It will be fine.}

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