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About the WSRA Conference Logo Contest

General Information

The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association, with a mission to provide leadership and education that fosters the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling in support of sustainable resource management. WSRA is seeking logo contest entries for our 36th Annual Conference & Trade Show in May 2016.

Help us represent our 2016 Conference theme of “To Recycling and Beyond” by entering the logo contest, and you could win a $400 cash prize or a free registration at our 2016 conference (value of $515)!

Entries are due by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, September 20, 2015. If you have trouble with the form below, upload it to the WSRA FTP site at 

Please read the contest Official Rules before submitting your entry. Participation in this contest constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules.


Official Rules


This document describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the WSRA 2016 Conference Logo Contest organized by the Washington State Recycling Association (“WSRA”), (the “Contest”). The object of this contest is to design a logo for WSRA’s 2015 conference & trade show, one of the largest annual statewide conferences for waste reduction and recycling in Washington State for 36 years. Information on how to enter and about the prizes is part of these Official Rules. To the extent of any inconsistency, these Official Rules prevail.


“Entry” means a logo design created by the Entrant for this Contest.

“Entrant” means the individual that offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.


1. The Contest is open only to individuals. The Contest is not open to companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc. or to groups associated with such institutions.

2. Members of the WSRA Conference Committee, the contest judges and their immediate family are not eligible to enter the Contest.

3. Entrants must 18 years of age or older to enter into a contract with WSRA as required below.

How to Enter

1. All logos must be submitted online by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

2. Entry will consist of 2 logo files: one vector file in .eps format, and one copy in .jpeg, .gif, or .png format.

3. The entry must include the name, date of birth, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.

4. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.

Submission Guidelines

The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for WSRA’s 2016 Conference & Trade Show. By submitting work and entry fees, entrants acknowledge WSRA’s right to reproduce images of their work and showcase the winners on WSRA’s website, print materials and related digital products, and display their work at WSRA events.

The theme of the conference is "To Recycling and Beyond". The logo must represent this theme and must also contain these words. Logos may also incorporate a tag line related to the 40th anniversary of the organization.

Entry will consist of 2 logo files: one vector file in .eps format, and one in .jpeg, .gif, or .png format. The image size of each file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels. The limit on entry size is 5Mb per image.
The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.

We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt; however, we cannot be responsible for lost entries.

Intellectual Property
All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design. A logo that cannot be registered as a Service Mark, no matter how well crafted, cannot win the Contest.

WSRA assumes all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein.

WSRA is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes.

All entries will become the sole property of WSRA and may be displayed publicly on the WSRA's website.

Entrant agrees to transfer all right and title to the Entry to WSRA in accordance with the Official Rules of this Contest.


Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the winning design will be announced at on October 16, 2015.

The winning designer will receive:
1. A $400 cash prize or a registration at our 2016 Conference & Trade Show (value $515).
2. The right to use the logo and identify him/herself as the logo designer.

Judging and Selection of Winner

1. The winning design will be selected by judges appointed for the purpose and by the WSRA Conference Committee. Their decision will be final.

2. WSRA reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

3. WSRA reserves the right to request any Entrant to make changes to the Entry before selecting a winner, at no cost to WSRA.

4. WSRA reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.

5. The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to WSRA.

6. Accepting the prize constitutes permission for WSRA to make public and otherwise use the winner's name for publicity purposes.

Entries are due by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, September 20, 2015. If you have trouble with the form below, upload it to the WSRA FTP site at 


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