OWEA Logo Design Contest

OWEA is looking for a new visual identity and needs your help. We are seeking ideas for a modern, creative, innovative and professional logo design that will help identify and define our organization for the next decade.

The logo  should be recognizable and consistent with OWEA's Mission Statement To Educate our members through sharing information and networking, educate the public on preserving and enhancing our water quality, be proactive on water environment issues and build a positive professional image within and outside the Association.

Please read below for more details regarding logo design, contest rules & submission requirements.

How to Enter the Contest

Submissions will be accepted from Monday, November 28, 2016 through December 30, 2016.

In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges (OWEA Executive Committee and Staff), all entries must be:
  • Submitted in their original source file and
  • Submitted as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher.
The top four entries will be presented to the entire OWEA membership for voting.  The logo that receives the largest number of votes will become our new logo. Finalists and winners will be announced via the OWEA website, social media, and direct contact via email. 

Logo Requirements

Professional: This logo will be featured on our website, our social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, t-shirts etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must be legible in a variety of sizes and formats.

Theme: Logo must be consistent with and promote the mission of the Ohio Water Environment Association.

Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. However, logo must look good in color (if any) or black and white. If your design is chosen, you will be required to relinquish all rights to the logo to OWEA.  The logo may be changed / modified by OWEA for permanent use at the discretion of OWEA.

Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published unless permission is given. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting and also allowing color change if necessary.


Contest finalists will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and the final winner will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card (and bragging rights!).

If you would like access to our current logo graphics, please contact Megan Borror at meganborror@ohiowea.org.

NOTE: OWEA reserves the right to not select finalists / final logo and to retain our current logo, depending on numbers and quality of submissions.

Logo Finalists to be voted on in February Buckeye Bulletin:

Voting Information TBA
Additional Voting Option: Retain Current Logo