Indivisible Aurora announces logo contest for 2019 Aurora Pride Festival

Aurora, Illinois

AURORA — Indivisible Aurora is looking for a new logo for the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival.

The political organization, which was the organizers of Aurora’s first Pride, said in a post on their website that “the logo needs to be unique and help promote the Aurora Pride Festival’s goal of, ‘Promoting the inclusion and support of LGBTQ+ Aurorans through art, entertainment, and conversation.’ ”

The contest is open only to individuals. Members of Indivisible Aurora, the contest judges and their immediate family are not eligible to enter the Contest. Everyone who enters must be old enough to enter into a contract with the organization.

Indivisible Aurora said that initial entries must be submitted by email to [email protected] They must be submitted as a scalable vector graphic with a transparent background in either .EPS or .PDF format. See the Submission Guidelines below for further information.

The email must include the name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the entrant. No more than three entries may be submitted by any one person, and each entry should be submitted separately. The deadline for Entries is midnight on Aug. 1, 2018, Central Daylight Time.

There is no fee to enter the contest.

From the Indivisible Aurora announcement:


The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival. The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.

Entrants should take care to ensure that their Entries are not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. A logo that infringes on an existing logo or contains copyrighted elements, no matter how well crafted, cannot win the Contest.

The logo cannot be a variant of the City of Aurora “A” mark. No logo will be accepted that contains or emulates the design elements of the City of Aurora’s logo.

The logo must contain the words “Aurora Pride Festival” and the year “2019.”

The logo must not contain any other text besides that required above.

The logo must present equally well against light and dark backgrounds.

The logo must meet community standards (i.e., vulgarity is not allowed and will be dismissed as trolling).

Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing Entries must submitted in scalable vector graphic format (EPS). We advise against the use of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector graphics program. Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.

The limit on attachment sizes for our email is 5Mb. Please compress image accordingly.

To recap, entry will consist of the logo with a transparent background in .EPS or .PDF format. We are able to handle most common file compression formats.

The winner will be announced on social media around Aug. 10. Among the prizes are a $300 cash prize, t-shirt and a spot in the VIP section at Pride in 2019.

For limitations and legal details, go to the Indivisible Aurora website.