March 31, 2007
Nevada City, California —
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Logo Competition attracted a whopping 234 entries from high school students from throughout the Sierra Nevada. Qualifying students who reside in, or attend grades 9-12 within, the boundaries of the 22-county SNC were eligible to submit up to three logo design entries. No more entries will be accepted.
Teachers, arts councils, and businesses encouraged student participation through many activities. Teachers used the competition to develop awareness of graphic design, elements of the Sierra that could be featured, and how to produce a technically acceptable product. Arts councils and businesses helped with outreach and donated prizes.
Winners of the logo competition will be announced at the SNC Board meeting on May 3, 2007. Sponsors of the competition will present $20,000 in awards to winning entrants and their schools. Awards for first, second, and third prize are $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 respectively. The winning entrants’ schools will receive matching arts education awards of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000. United Natural Foods, Inc. of Rocklin, Sierra Pacific Industries Foundation of Anderson, and Sorenson’s Resort of Hope Valley are sponsors of the financial awards to students and schools.
Other awards include a tour of the world-famous Pixar Studios, premiere passes to the Sixth Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival from the South Yuba River Citizens League, a competition snowboard from Wave Rave Snowboard Shop of Mammoth Lakes, and a whitewater rafting trip on a Sierra river from Tributary Whitewater. The first 100 qualified entrants in the logo competition will also receive a Sugar Bowl Ski Resort day lift ticket valid during the 2007/08 season.
No state funds are utilized for any of the prizes. Prizes will be awarded by The Sierra Fund.