New Gluckstadt the city holding logo contest
GLUCKSTADT — Mayor Walter Morrison is hoping talented residents will step up and help brand the city with a logo.
Known for its German heritage and farming foundations, Gluckstadt is holding a contest to create a logo for Mississippi’s newest city.
The deadline is Nov. 26 and the winner will have their choice of one of three lucky prizes donated by local businesses. Two other finalists will have their choice of the remaining “Lucky City Prizes.”
“We need a logo,” Morrison said. “Most cities have some sort of logo and I think it’s important to recognize Gluckstadt’s heritage. The first few drafts I’ve seen do that. The more the merrier and a committee will narrow it down to the top three that will be submitted to the board.”
The logo selection committee is made up of volunteers appointed to the temporary roles by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and their names will be made public after the end of the contest.
Morrison said the winning logo will be used on stationary, on the website, on the door to City Hall and in other ways.
“The purpose of the Logo Design Contest is to design a logo for the newly incorporated City of Gluckstadt, that shows how the city prides itself on being a citizen-driven community and reflects the strong German heritage dating back to 1905,” a press release states. “Help us design a new logo and create a strong visual to represent our new official city.
“The new logo will be used in all media, which includes online, print, merchandise, and other visual collateral. Rules to abide by include: the logo must have historical significance pertaining to the City of Gluckstadt. All entries must include the words: ‘City of Gluckstadt, Incorporated 2021’. And meaningful symbolism is preferred.
“All residents of Madison County are invited to participate, those under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their entry form. Each designer is asked to include a two (2) sentence statement about the design.”
The deadline to submit a design was originally Oct. 22 but has been extended to Nov. 26, organizers said.