Potsdam Chamber of Commerce still accepting entries for 'Design the Sign' contest
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 5:34 pm

The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce continues to accept entries in its “Design the Sign” Contest through June 20.

The chamber is looking for designs for the face of the signs, to replace the “Welcome to Potsdam” signs along the five major roads into Potsdam.

The contest is open to professional and amateur designers, art students, or any resident.

“We hope to receive some very creative designs that reflect an overall image of Potsdam,” explained Executive Director Marylee Ballou.

Entries must fit on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper, must be four colors or fewer, must include the words “Welcome to Potsdam,” and may or may not include space for a motto.

The winning design will be enlarged at least to the size of the current signs, which is four by eight feet.

The committee will narrow down submissions to a top three, which will then be displayed at the chamber office during Potsdam Summer Festival, July 11-13, for public review and comment.

If a design is chosen to be used, the designer will receive $100 in Potsdam Chamber Gift Certificates, be given credit as the sign designer, and be invited to participate in a sign unveiling ceremony.

More info: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, 274-9000 or potsdam@slic.com.