P.O.W.E.R. Logo Contest

June 26, 2019
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We need YOU to help us design a logo,  the winning design will receive a $25 Chipotle gift card. 


The Montgomery County Department of  Environmental Protection and Audubon Naturalist Society needs a new logo for the P.O.WE.R. Program

P.O.WE.R. stands for Peer Outreach With  Energy Resources, the program trains high school and college/university students to become energy efficiency ambassadors in their communities.

Through this program, students learn how to share valuable information with Montgomery County residents about energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy opportunities available to them. Not only will you be making a positive impact in the community, but you’ll also gain valuable experience in public speaking. High school students can also earn SSL Hours and use this program for your CAPSTONE project.

To enter the contest, please read the OFFICIAL RULES below and send your designs to energy@montgomerycountymd.gov

Deadline for the contest is Friday, November 1, 2019. 



This webpage describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the P.O.W.E.R. Logo Contest organized by the Department of Environmental Protections (“DEP”) and Audubon Naturalist Society (“ANS”), (the “Contest”). The object of this contest is to design a logo for the P.O.W.E.R. Program, program trains high school and college/university students to become energy efficiency ambassadors. 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 to Montgomery County Public School students and students attending college or a university. The Contest is not open to companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc. or to groups associated with such institutions.
  2. Entrants must be of sufficient legal age and standing to enter into a contract with DEP and ANS as required below.

How to Enter

  1. Initial entries must be submitted by email to energy@montgomerycountymd.gov.
  2. The entries must be submitted as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format, and also as a JPG. See the Submission Guidelines below for further information.
  3. The email must include the name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.
  4. No more than 3 Entries may be submitted by any one Entrant.
  5. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.
  6. The deadline for Entries is midnight (one minute after 2359) on Friday, June 21,2019 (Eastern standard time).
  7. We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt; however, we cannot be responsible for entries or responses lost in e-mail.
  8. There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Submission Guidelines

The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the P.O.W.E.R. Program. The logo will be used online, in print, on other material. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.

  • The logo must contain the colors featured in the DEP logo.
  • Primary/Main colors are
    • Blue: RGB: 0/185/242, CMYK: 80/0/0/0, HEX: #00B9F2, PMS: 306 C
    • Dark Green: RGB: 0/133/63, CMYK: 95/0/100/27, HEX: #00853F, PMS: 356 C
    • Royal Blue: RGB: 0/107/166, CMYK: 90/40/0/20, HEX: #006BA6, PMS: 3015 C
    • Lime Green: RGB: 154/202/60, CMYK: 45/0/1000/0, HEX: #9ACA3C, PMS: 368 C
    • Orange: RGB: 247/148/30, CMYK: 0/50/100/0, HEX: #F7941D, PMS: 144 C
  • The logo must also contain the words “P.O.W.E.R.” Program.
  • The logo can contain the words “P.O.WE.R. stands for Peer Outreach With  Energy Resource”
  • Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing, Entries must submitted in scalable vector graphic format (EPS). We advise against the use of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector graphics program. Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.
  • JPGs 1000 pixels square of the logo are also requested
  • The limit on attachment sizes for our email is 5Mb. If your submission exceeds this size, even after compression, please send the images individually and note clearly in your emails that you are doing so.


Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the winning design will be announced on the My Green Montgomery website.

The winning designer will receive:

  1. A $25 Chipotle Gift Card;
  2. A certificate of appreciation from DEP and ANS; and
  3. A write up on the My Green Montgomery website

Judging and Selection of Winner

  • The winning design will be selected by judges appointed for the purpose. Their decision will be final. No further correspondence shall be entered into.
  • DEP and ANS reserve the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
  • DEP and ANS reserve the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.
  • The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to DEP.
  • Accepting the prize constitutes permission for DEP and ANS to make public and otherwise use winner’s name, and country of residence for publicity purposes. Further personal data may be requested but is not required.

Intellectual Property

  1. All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.
  2. All Entries will become the sole property of DEP and may be displayed publicly on DEP and ANS web sites.


Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she/they has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant, DEP and ANS in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant, DEP and ANS and relating to the Contest.


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