FSA Logo Competition – Closing Date 15.01.12

8 01 2013

Dear Members,

The deadline for the FSA logo competition is today. However, In order to give teachers the chance to do this as an activity with their students I am extending the deadline by a week to 15th January 2013.  So, if you have a design in mind you have one more week to get it in. The brief and rules are below.

Best wishes,


Development Officer

The organisation needs a logo to help with its branding and promotion on the website and in newsletters etc. Going to a professional designer can be expensive and it is also hard to communicate to them the spirit of Forest School and our members. So, the Exec has agreed to put this out to the membership in the form of a competition. After all, Forest School people are a creative bunch – right? The designer of the wining logo will get 5 years free membership.
So, what is the brief for the logo design?

Firstly, the logo should try to communicate the following.

  • The FSA is an inclusive, democratic membership organisation open to all levels of Forest School professional and supporters of Forest School
  • We are the UK wide voice for Forest School
  • We promote and support ‘quality forest school for all’

The logo will be used to emphasise that the FSA is a unique and separate organisation. We are not a training provider and we are not offering delivery of FS. Our role is to support those who do and to give a UK wide voice to Forest School. Many of you will have your own logos promoting what you do. It is not surprising that the colour green, tree/s, leaves and people feature heavily in these designs. The FSA needs to stand out from the branding of the FS professionals and companies. 

Can you keep it simple?

So what are the rules?

  1. Anyone can enter this competition – you do not need to be an FSA member
  2. You can enter up to 4 designs.
  3. The design must not infringe on anyone else’s intellectual property or copyright.
  4. The design does not have to be your own work – you can get friends and family to help you (an activity over Christmas?).
  5. Designs must be submitted in a digital format by email to the office email address (enquiries@forestschoolassociation.org). This means that you can submit a digital photograph of your design, which may be created in traditional media like pen and paper or ink/paint. Designs built in graphics software are also very welcome. 
  6. Each entry must include a name and contact details in the email. Only your name will be publicised although we can call you Anon if you prefer (let us know). 
  7. Entries will be short-listed by the Exec – how many we short list down to will depend on how many entries we get. Short-listing will be based on how well the design matches the brief, how easily the design can be used in our branding and promotional materials. There will also be a subjective element on how attractive the design is.
  8. The short listed entries will be sent to the members via email. The members will vote on their preferred design (voting method to be decided). 
  9. In the unlikely event of a tie the FSA board will decide the winner – the Chair will have the casting vote.
  10. All entries must be received by Monday 7th January 2013. We hope to be able to notify the winner in February.
  11. By entering your design you are agreeing that the FSA can use it for any purpose and that the design can be altered in any way (we are likely to make changes to it to suit our formatting, marketing and branding needs). 
  12. We reserve the right not to use the winning entry as the final logo. 
  13. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the FSA reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if the FSA has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.
  14. The FSA reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Gareth Wyn Davies
Development Officer
Forest School Association 'Quality Forest School for All'
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