Contest Information and Rules

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 38th Annual Conference & Trade Show in May 2018. 

Contest entry is closed, winner to be announced soon! 

Official Rules


This document describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the WSRA 2018 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 2018 conference & trade show, one of the largest annual statewide conferences for waste reduction and recycling in Washington State for 38 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

To enter the Contest, eligible participants must:

  1. Submit the logo online by 11:59 pm PDT on Friday, September 22, 2017
  2. Entry will consist of 2 logo files: one scalable vector file in .eps format and one (high resolution) copy in .jpg, .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.
  5. Submission Guidelines:
    1. Purpose: The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for WSRA’s 2018 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.

    2. Theme: The theme of the conference is "Navigating the Waves of Change." Logos should be dynamic, unique, creative and incorporate the full name of the conference “Navigating the Waves of Change” and the year listed 2018

    3. Size: 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.

    4. Colors: Logos should use one (or more) of WSRA’s colors and should complement the WSRA logo
      1. Green: 141r 198g 63b
      2. Blue: 28r 117g 188b
      3. Lt Grey: 117r 120g 123b
      4. Dk Grey: 84r 88g 90b
      5. Orange: 227r 108g 9b
    5. Fonts: The fonts most often used in the WSRA design include Museo 700 and Museo 300. Fonts used in the logo should complement the Museo family

    6. Imagery: Logos may incorporate other imagery or abstract symbols so long as the conference theme "Navigating the Waves of Change" is included somewhere in the logo.

    7. Use: The logo must adapt well to electronic and print media, to reproduction on small and large surfaces, and to us in color or in grayscale.


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 in late October.

The winning designer will receive:

  1. A $400 cash prize or a registration at our 2018 Conference & Trade Show (value $595).
  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.