AURORA — Aurora Pride Festival, the Pride celebration in Illinois’s second largest city, announced today that an entry from Alisa Kober of Arlington Heights as their logo for 2019.
Indivisible Aurora announced the contest in mid-July. Alisa came out ahead of 20 semi-finalists. Among the prizes she wins are a $300 cash prize, t-shirt and a spot in the VIP section at Pride in 2019.
The festival is produced by volunteers and will being going into it’s second year in 2019. The response for the contest was huge.
“I think the biggest thing is that we had a lot of fantastic submissions that truly reflected the love of both the LGBTQ+ community and Aurora,” Brittney Borowicz Keller, festival marketing committee leader, said. “It was amazing to see how many people came out to support us as we head into our second year of having a Pride Parade and the first year of having a whole Pride Festival.”
The pride festival, like others that have started up outside of Chicago, focuses on being child and family friendly.
“We are very excited for all the things we are looking to accomplish this year and this new logo and brand representation is a great example of the inclusion, fun, and family-friendly atmosphere that we are looking to promote in the suburbs,” Keller said. “Alisa Kober’s submission really encapsulated all of these things.”