This year the Sagan National Colloquium (SNC) is asking for students’ artistic abilities in a new, inclusive competition. The title for the thirtieth Sagan National Colloquium is H2OWU: Water in Our World.
Assistant Professor of History, Ellen Arnold, is heading the project.
“This competition is our first official event of next year’s SNC,” Arnold said. “More importantly, though, the winning logo will become the visual hallmark for the colloquium, and will be highly visible on advertising, publicity and our online presence.”
Arnold said she has two goals for this year’s Sagan National Colloquium.
“First, to find an outstanding logo that will help convey the importance and energy of studying water and that will highlight the creativity and artistic abilities of OWU students,” Arnold said.
“My second goal is to raise campus awareness of the upcoming SNC, to generate interest in the issue of water, and to encourage students to become involved in the SNC from the start.”
According to the website for the logo competition, the logo should be in both color and black and white. It should also work in different sizes for different objects and must include the title of the lecture series. The logo can either be handed in through a hard or digital copy. The final day to submit the logo is Feb. 28 at noon.
Junior Rachael Pridemore is the Sagan Colloquium publicity assistant and has been working long with Arnold on the competition.
“One of the biggest challenges I’ve run across is actually advertising sufficiently; it seems like there aren’t as many places to put fliers anymore,” she said.
Pridemore said that she has been trying to put fliers around campus and submissions in the OWU Daily to get students interested in the challenge. Both Arnold and Pridemore said they hope this competition will continue on in the future.