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Morris Human Rights Commission Logo Contest and Rules

In honor of our 15th Anniversary, the Morris Human Rights Commission (MHRC) is seeking the assistance of the public in designing a new logo for the Commission. The logo should incorporate imagery representing human rights in Morris, as well as the “Morris Human Rights Commission” name. Further information pertaining to the Morris Human Rights Commission may be found on the Commission’s website:

Purpose of the Rules: These rules set forth, and will govern, the Morris Human Rights Commission logo contest through which a design will be chosen by current members of the Morris Human Rights Commission, subject to approval by the Morris City Council.

Contest Deadlines: The contest to select the design for the Morris Human Rights Commission logo will officially open on Monday, September 24th. Contest submissions should be turned in at the Morris City Office, Attn: Becki Jordan, 609 Oregon Ave, Morris MN 56267, and should have MHRC LOGO CONTEST clearly marked on the package or envelope. Entries must be received by NOON on Friday, November 30th, or postmarked by Thursday, November 29th.

Contest eligibility: ANYONE in the Morris and surrounding communities are eligible to enter! We encourage area elementary and high school students to submit entries with the help and/or assistance of an adult, and are reaching out to University of Minnesota, Morris students to submit entries as well. ANYONE is eligible to participate in this contest.

Criteria for Judging: Please include imagery representing human rights in Morris. Also, the design must include the “Morris Human Rights Commission” name. Entries will be judged based on the following categories:
1. Suitable for Reproduction (simple, clean design)
2. Originality
3. Artistic Composition

Technical Requirements for Design or Entry: Artwork may be hand-drawn, painted or computer-generated. If computer-generated, you may shoot your own digital photographs for the composite, submit original illustrations from Adobe Illustrator or similar software, or use ROYALTY-FREE images. If you utilize royalty free images, you must show your proof of purchase. Minimum acceptable size: 5″ x 7″ and maximum acceptable size 11″ x 17″

Suitability of Entry for Printing: All entries should be rendered with the fullest possible attention to tone and detail. If submitting a computer-generated file – please submit a black and white version and a color version to show maximum usage. Suggested resolution and format are: 300 dpi in either a JPG or PDF format. If computer generated, you will need to print a color copy and also supply the file burned to a CD. ALL artwork entries become the property of the Morris Human Rights Commission and will not be returned to the entrant. We reserve the right to reproduce any and all entries.

Submission Procedures for Entry: Your artwork may be emailed or postal mailed. The postal address is listed above, and email entries should be sent to All entries MUST be accompanied by an entry form. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Commission’s website:, and are also included in these rules.

How Your Entry Will Be Judged: The judges of the contest are the final arbiters in awarding the prize for best logo and contest winner. All judges will be given the criteria for judging prior to viewing the entries. Only prize winner and/or a designated teacher (if listed on the Entry Form) will be notified via email. If you do not have email, please list another individual’s email address that you would like us to use for contact, so we may reach you. Any winner not reachable will be disqualified.

The Morris Human Rights Commission will announce the winner of the logo contest on January 21, 2013, at UMM’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Event. The winner of the Morris Human Rights Commission Logo Contest will receive $100 in Morris Area Chamber Cash, and the notoriety of having your design displayed on the Morris Human Rights Commission website and most other print materials.

Questions About the Contest?
Please contact Becki Jordan
Ph: 320.287.1169

Click here to print a copy of the rules (PDF)

Click here for Logo Contest Entry Form (PDF)

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