South Padre Island Logo Contest!

South Padre Island's Birding and Nature Center is holding a contest for a new logo:

Those who are talented in art and graphic designs are encouraged to submit their unique, individual creation to the South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation for consideration as the official Logo. The winner will not only receive area-wide recognition for their work, but will receive:

• Certificates for two, 2-nite stays at the La Quinta Beach Resort,
• Certificates for four free Friday night Seafood Buffets from Isla Grande Beach Resort (formerly the Radisson Resort)
• A year’s membership for the winner and his/her family (family membership or a total of four individual memberships) to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center which allows free entrance into the facility and its boardwalks;
• Free entrance for the winner to all programs sponsored by the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center for one year.

They are looking for that special picture, symbol or graphic that best describes the Birding and Nature Center here on South Padre Island, which may, if approved, be used for signage, business letterhead, business cards, and any/all advertising and promotions for events and programs. The ideal submission will look attractive in color or in black and white; easily ‘fits’ within the uses of letterhead, business cards, etc.; and is easily reproducible, enlarged and/or reduced.

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is one of the nine locations within the World Birding Center (WBC): a collaborative initiative between Texas Parks and Wildlife and area towns, to introduce residents and visitors of the Rio Grande Valley to the plants and animals, especially birds, which make the Valley such an interesting and unique place to be. Each WBC site is located in a particularly unique ecosystem in an effort to provide visitors of each site a new and different glimpse into the wonderful ecology surrounding us here in the Rio Grande Valley. The ultimate goal for each of these sites, besides acting as an economic generator for nature and eco-tourism, is to educate the locals and visitors of the Valley to that which makes this area so unique. By so doing, we hope to instill love and pride of this area, and ultimately the desire to conserve our nature resources.

No. We are sending this request out to the public in general, young and older alike; to schools, universities, trade shows, etc. We have no age requirements or restrictions and will not limit the number of submissions anyone would like to provide.

If your unique and original submission embodies these visions, missions and/or goals, we’d like to see them. Please submit the original (if a work of art) as well as a digital version of the piece that can be reproduced, reduced and/or enlarged. Send your digital work via e-mail to:; or via postal carrier (in paper and on CD) to: South Padre Island EDC, 600 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 Attn: Cate Ball, Manager Birding & Nature Center. Please don’t forget to provide us your name, phone number and mailing address so we can contact you.

December 30, 2008 at 5 pm.

You can read the full contest rules here.