HANCEVILLE, Ala. —Wallace State Community College is hoping their students can help them with a project to design a logo for its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), with cash prizes being offered to the top three contestants.

“Our plan is called ‘GPS (Goals-Planning-Success): Navigate Your Future,’” said Dr. Kathy Buckelew, English instructor and QEP co-chair. “This plan is designed to improve student learning at Wallace State through a freshman seminar course and an ePortfolio.”

A freshman seminar is a course that helps freshmen navigate college successful. An ePortfolio is an online portfolio of a student’s learning experiences.

“We want logos that reflect our theme of GPS and navigation,” Buckelew said. “We envision a design that includes such things as pathways, maps, compasses, GPS symbols and/or guidance.” The winning logo will be used on the cover of the plan and other promotional items related to the QEP, such as flyers, handouts, etc. The prizes offered in the contest are $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. The contest is sponsored by WSCC’s Roadmap Team and a grant from the Association of American of Colleges and Universities.

All entries must be original creations, and any images included must be free of copyrights. All entries must include the letters GPS and, preferably, additional phrasing from the title of the QEP — “Navigate Your Future” or “Goals-Planning-Success.”

Graphics for the logo may be composed in any software the entrant finds suitable. Entrants are free to incorporate their own photography or hand-made artwork into their submissions. The finished products should be submitted as PDF or PNG file formats of at least 300 dpi/ppi.

The deadline for submission is July 2. Notices will be sent to the top three entrants on July 8, with notes on any requested design adjustments. The entrants will return revised logos by July 10, and the winners will be announced on July 14.

Submissions should be delivered to Dr. Kathy Buckelew (Office 17, Computer Science Building) or Dr. Rebecca Reeves (Office 110, Social and Behavioral Science Building) on a USB flash drive or via e-mail attachment to kathy.buckelew@wallacestate.edu or rebecca.reeves@wallacestate.edu.

For more information, contact Buckelew at 256.352.8192 or Reeves at 256.352.8262.

For more information about Wallace State Community College, visit www.wallacestate.edu or call 256.352.8000 or toll free at 1.866.350.WSCC.

2014 GPS Logo Design Student Competition Flyer[1]


Gail Crutchfield
Communications and Marketing
Wallace State Community College
(256) 352-8064