Sunday, April 22, 2018

"Cathedral of the Plain"

Centennial Celebration Logo Design Contest

The “Cathedral of the Plains” Centennial Planning Committee, Victoria, Kansas, held a Logo Design Contest During the months of September and October 2007 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the construction of St. Fidelis Church, which began in November of 1908 and ended in August of 1911. The main anniversary celebration will be in August 2011.

Although only one winner was chosen in the Open Class logo contest, which was open to all ages, a parallel contest was held for Victoria school children. In that contest, there were three divisions:  kindergarten through 5th grades, 6th through 8th grades, and 9th through 12th grades. First, second, and third place winners were chosen in each division.  First place winning entries from each division were automatically entered in the Open Class contest. Cash prizes were given to all winners.

Brenda Meder, with the Hays Arts Council, gathered a panel of judges for the contest. All entries were anonymous to the judges. Some items they considered when making their decisions were whether the design recognized the 100th anniversary of the church; whether it was suitable to be used as a logo; and if it could not be used as is, did it inspire the creation of a professionally designed logo.

The winning design(s) may be used on items produced for the centennial, such as t-shirts, mugs, calendars, music CD covers, or letterhead. If possible, the artist will be given recognition when his/her logo is used.


Winners of the Logo Design Contest

During the months of September and October 2007, the church sponsored a logo contest in honor of the church's centennial. Jordan Ottley, a student at Victoria High School, designed the winning Open Class division logo. His logo may be used on various items produced for the centennial celebrations.


List of Winners
Victoria School District Contest Entries