2017 Midnight Sun Festival Logo Contest Seeks Artists

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The Downtown Association of Fairbanks (DTA) announces the 2017 Midnight Sun Festival Logo Contest. The contest begins February 7. Artists can submit their designs through an online form here.

The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 14 at 11:59 PM.

“We don’t want to oversell it, but this is one of the most interesting and important logo contests in Fairbanks,” said Jeremia Schrock, Communications Director at the Downtown Association. “A big reason why it’s so important is that it’s one of the few contests where the community picks the winning design,” he added.

After the submission deadline, a jury will select its favorite designs. Then, DTA will post the designs on Facebook and on downtownfairbanks.com on March 16. As in previous years, the public will then choose the winner by popular vote. Finally, DTA will announce the winner on March 23.

The winning design will grace festival t-shirts, banners, posters and advertisements. The winning artist receives a $300 cash prize. The artist also receives five festival t-shirts and a banner featuring their design.

Logos must include the midnight sun. The logo must also feature the words “Midnight Sun Festival 2017” and “Downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.” In an update to last year’s event, designs may incorporate up to six colors. Shades of a color are considered a new color. Artists may submit several designs. A full list of rules is available here.

The 2017 Midnight Sun Festival will be on Sunday, June 18 from Noon to Midnight. This year will mark the event’s 36th anniversary.