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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Cochran Shoals Fitness Loop Logo Design Contest

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is holding a logo design contest to create a graphic identity for one of the most popular areas in our park, the Cochran Shoals Fitness Loop Trail between Interstate North and Columns Drive. The winning design will be printed on t-shirts, waterbottles, and other merchandise sold to raise money for the park.

The winning design will be chosen based on the number of "likes" it gets on the park's Facebook page. Download the logo design contest entry form.

Contest Guidelines

Who can enter?

The contest is open to any U.S. resident of any age.

What should my design include?

Your design should focus on what makes Cochran Shoals unique to you.

  • Choose a natural resource as an inspiration for your design, such as the beavers that built the wetland near Interstate North, or the river otters or blue herons that inhabit the river.
  • Or choose a cultural resource found at Cochran Shoals, such as a rock shelter, or a historic event, such as the Union Army's crossing over the river here in 1864.
  • Or choose a particular recreational activity you enjoy at Cochran Shoals, such as running, hiking, walking, bicycling, fishing, or paddling.

This contest is about distilling the essence of Cochran Shoals into a single image that can be used to create a "brand" for this unit of the park.

The design can be in the form of a sketch, painting, watercolor, photograph (black/white or color), orcomputer-generated image. All artwork must be 2D (two dimensional) and flat.

Questions to help you get started...

  • What is your favorite activity at Cochran Shoals?
  • What is your favorite animal at Cochran Shoals?
  • What do people recognize the most at Cochran Shoals?

How should the artwork be submitted?

Your design must be submitted in digital format in either of two ways:

  1. Your design may be sent via a message on our Facebook page.
  2. Or e-mail us your design.

What else do I need to submit?

A completed and signed entry form. Complete the entry form using Adobe Acrobat, save the file, and send it as an attachment with your design. Entries cannot be accepted without a signed entry form (if under 18, a parent, guardian, or teacher must sign).

When is the deadline?

All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 31, 2013, including a completed entry forms.The winning logo will be chosen based on the number of "likes" it receives on the park's Facebook page as of noon EDT, Monday, June 3.

Winning Logo?

The winning logo will appear on merchandise sold to benefit the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The winning designer will receive the first item printed with the logo, and will also be recognized in a news release from the park.

If you have any problems or questions regarding the logo design contest, please e-mail us or contact Ranger John Huth at 678-538-1246. We look forward to your feedback!

Disclaimer: By submitting an entry, the entrant agrees to allow the National Park Service to use his or her name to post on the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area web site and Facebook page, without compensation unless prohibited. All entries and all rights of ownership in and to the entries, including all rights to use, reproduce, publish, modify, edit, and distribute the same will become the exclusive property of NPS and will not be returned. NPS reserves the right to edit, modify, copyright, publish, use, and reproduce any and all entries without further compensation. The National Park Service, its agents and contractor, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or postage-due entries. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Did You Know?

Mist forming on the Chattahoochee - Photo by Tom Wilson

Typically, rivers meander and change course over time. However, the Chattahoochee River is one of the oldest and most stable river channels within the United States, since it's essentially "locked" in place, flowing along the Brevard Fault Zone.