UTSA students: Enter Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute logo contest

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(Feb. 24, 2011)--The UTSA Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute is conducting a logo design competition. UTSA students are invited to submit designs with the chance to win a cash prize -- $1,000 will be awarded at completion of the project with $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

>> The deadline for the first presentation is March 11. Semi-finalists will be notified March 25. The deadline for semi-finalist presentations is April 8 and competition winners will be announced April 22.

The logo should be designed and presented with two distinct components:

  • Wordmark: A graphic image that uses only the text "Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute." The name cannot be abbreviated.
  • Brand: A symbol that conveys the mission and vision of the UTSA Texas Sustainable Research Institute.

The logo must be have a black-and-white and RGB version with the color version containing no more than three colors. The size for submission is 640 by 480 pixels with a resolution of 72 dpi and file format jpeg. Winning entries must be in high-resolution with vector images preferred.

The logo design can:

  • Illustrate sustainability as having a connection to the energy/water nexus.
  • Reference responsibility to the life cycle of consumer products, energy, water and the environment.
  • Convey a sense of environmental research and innovation.

The winner will be contracted to create symbols for the institute's areas of focus:

  • Carbon capture, management and reutilization
  • Electrification of the transportation sector
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy/water nexus
  • Renewable energy technology and storage
  • Smart secure distributed grid

For details and submission information, visit the UTSA Texas Sustainable Research Institute website. For more information, e-mail TexasEnergy@utsa.edu.