The Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Council (NETNC), a City-chartered, not-for-profit organization representing the community of people who live, work in, or own a business in NE Tacoma, has need of a graphic image that represents life in
We’d like to use consistent imagery to “brand” NE Tacoma to its community:
· On signs, such as “Welcome to Northeast Tacoma” at the entryway thoroughfares, and the neighborhood wayfinder signs showing directions to key area destinations (pictures and description overleaf)
· On banners we use at meetings and at neighborhood events to highlight the Neighborhood Council’s activity areas
· On printed materials, such as the NETNC newsletter, NET News, on a letterhead, card, etc.
We’d very much like the talented student artists at Meeker Middle School to design an image or images that we could use for these purposes.
The logo challenge:
Prepare an image or images that could be used to represent or evoke life in NE Tacoma that we can reproduce in either color or grey-scale in large or small format. This challenge is a contest for up to three winners, with prizes:
First prize: [need advice: desirable item worth about $200]
Second prize: [need advice: desirable item worth about $100]
Third prize: [need advice: desirable item worth about $50]
The contest will run until May ?15th, 2013. Judging by the NETNC Communications Strategies Committee, with NETNC’s Chair participating ex-officio, will be completed and winners confirmed at NETNC’s Board meeting on June 20th.
Winners will be announced, participants listed, and submissions shown in NET News and on our Facebook page.
NETNC becomes the owner of submitted materials and is free to use them for any lawful purpose, mostly for identifying NE Tacoma and the NE Tacoma Neighborhood Council.
Please take some time to harness your talent and create fun, playful, even, compelling imagery to evoke the neighborhood that you call home!
From the Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Council’s
Communications Strategy Committee
Carolyn Edmonds (chair), Lois Cooper, Victoria Doyle, John Thurlow (ex-officio)
NE Tacoma Signs:
Welcome to NE Tacoma: These used to be at more locations on thoroughfares entering the neighborhood area. They are mostly gone, and NETNC has a grant to replace them and add some up to 8 total. The new signs should be roughly the same size (about 32”x32”), and have a welcoming message and use the imagery resulting from the Logo Challenge. The picture below is what the existing ones look like (there’s one on McMurray Rd. headed up the hill from Marine View Dr. and one on 29th St. NE entering Tacoma from Federal Way). That strange shape in black is an outline of NE Tacoma – we are looking for something much cooler!
Neighborhood Wayfinder Signs: These are recent additions to the neighborhood. There are 8 in all, and 2 (or so) of them have imagery on the top half-round shape. The existing imagery is inappropriate – it looks more like downtown than NE Tacoma. The half-round is 36” in diameter. Imagery and perhaps some sort of “NE Tacoma Neighborhood” lettering would be great. The picture shows what one of the inappropriate signs looks like.
Ms. Kiesel would like to congratulate these art students for receiving an honorable mention in the federal duck stamp art competition.