TRENTON, NJ – Attention, all New Jersey graphic designers and artists! The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) and Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area seek a signature logo to embody Revolution NJ, New Jersey’s initiative to commemorate the 250th anniversary (or Semiquincentennial) of the United States.
The logo will be used across the state and nation to promote Revolution NJ events, projects, and programs planned to explore 250 years of United States history. The winning logo design will receive a $1,500 cash prize. The deadline for submission is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019. The selected logo will be publicly presented during Patriots Week in Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
In 2018, the New Jersey State Legislature passed legislation requiring the NJHC to establish a program for the 250th in New Jersey and granted permission to enter into a public-private agreement with a non-profit organization. Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area was selected as that partner. The two organizations are kicking off efforts this fall with the statewide logo contest in search of a design that will represent Revolution NJ.
“Through this contest, we hope to find a logo that will engage new audiences in learning about the New Jersey’s diverse history and inspire broad participation from all state residents as we plan projects and programs commemorating 250 years of the United States,” said Sara Cureton, executive director of the NJHC.
“New Jersey is a state of varied, talented artists. We can’t wait to see the visuals that can help shape the next 250 years,” said Janice Selinger, executive director of the Crossroads of the American Revolution.
For more information and to access the contest guidelines, please visit history.nj.gov.
About the New Jersey Historical Commission
The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is a state agency dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. Established by law in 1967, its work is founded on the fundamental belief that an understanding of our shared heritage is essential to sustaining a cohesive and robust democracy.
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area was established by the U.S. Congress to connect the people and places of New Jersey's rich Revolutionary heritage to inspire community pride, stewardship and civic engagement. The only National Heritage Area to focus exclusively on the impact of the war for independence on average citizens, Crossroads works with state, local and national partners to promote and enhance the New Jersey's Revolutionary-era historical sites and landscapes.