Monday, February 10, 2014

Calling all artists! Post University wants YOU to design its 125th Anniversary celebration logo

Post University 125th Anniversary Logo Contest image
It’s time to get your creative juices flowing, and help Post University prepare for its 125th Anniversary!

Founded in 1890, Post will begin a year-long countdown to its Quasquicentennial this April, in anticipation of an April 2015 celebration of the school’s founding in Waterbury.  And we’d like a logo commemorating that milestone, to be used alongside our “Post Tree” logo as we promote anniversary events.

That’s where you come in!



We’re seeking submissions of creative, innovative, and professional logo designs commemorating Post University’s long-standing commitment to providing quality higher education in the greater Waterbury area Here are the details:

The contest begins on February 10, 2014. Submissions will be accepted through March 14, 2014. Winners will be announced here on our blog, via our social media channels, and by direct contact to the winner by March 31, 2014.  The winner will receive a $100 Amazon.com gift card, and a framed version of their logo in its final form.

In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:

  1. Accompanied by an official entry form, found at www.post.edu/logocontest 
  2. Submitted directly to Post University via email to: contest@post.edu
  3. Submitted in their original source file, and;
  4. Submitted as a PDF (ideally a high quality PDF, resolution 300 dpi or higher).  Email bsembiante@post.edu with questions regarding submissions.  

Here are a few tips which might influence your design:

  1. Post University’s colors are green (C: 97 M: 32 Y: 64 K: 20 / R: 94 G: 192 B: 152 / HEX: #005D55 / PANTONE: 3292 C, U) and white.  
  2. Our mascot is an Eagle.
  3. The University was founded in downtown Waterbury as a small shorthand and typing school. Today it offers both on-campus and online education to a growing number of students throughout the region, country and world.

Post University traces its roots to downtown Waterbury, where in 1890 the Matoon Shorthand School began operations in rented space.  The Matoon School was renamed Bliss & Harrington’s Business College and School of Shorthand in 1893. New York state resident Harry C. Post moved to Waterbury to become the school’s principal in 1897; he bought the school within a year.  The school’s name was changed many times while it grew in downtown Waterbury, from Waterbury Business College to Post College, to Post Junior College of Commerce to Post Junior College.  In 1965, the University acquired its current-day campus property on Country Club Road in Waterbury.

If you’d like some inspiration, click HERE to listen to a podcast interview with Gary Post, grandson of Post University founder Harold C. Post and President of the Post University College Foundation.  Gary discusses the University's growth from a one-building school in downtown Waterbury to its current-day, 58-acre campus in one of the city's loveliest neighborhoods, and shares personal stories of time spent on both campuses as a child and later as a young adult.

Now it’s time to get to the drawing board, or open your favorite design software, and help us start celebrating!