A few weeks ago Bandelier National Monument sent out a call to artists to submit entries for the logo for the park’s Centennial Celebration. The deadline for entries has now been extended to Thursday, March 26.
Bandelier was established Feb. 11, 1916, and the staff are looking forward to a festive Centennial year.
The logo will be used throughout the year on many centennial items, as well as on the 2016 Bandelier Annual Pass. The winning artist will receive an America the Beautiful pass, which provides free admission to federal recreation areas throughout the country, and a DVD of the park movie, “This Place Knows Us”, as well as recognition. Artists who are planning to create artwork for the contest are invited to make a free visit to the park to freshen their memories and provide inspiration.
Entries must be directly related to Bandelier National Monument, 2D, visually strong, and designed to be usable at sizes from about 1″ to poster and banner size. Images must be in proportion to fit on the park annual pass, which is 2″ x 3″, and can be either landscape or portrait orientation.
Entries cannot be photographs, and may not include kivas, human figures, masks, or kokopellis. The words Bandelier National Monument Centennial 1916-2016 should appear in or along the edge of the design. Everyone is invited to enter, including National Park Service employees and others related to Bandelier or other parks, but relatives of entrants will not be allowed to help with judging.
Full details can be found in the Notes section of the park Facebook page, BandelierNPS. For questions, contact Chris Judson at the Bandelier Visitor Center, 505.672.3861 x 517.