Pro Portsmouth Announces 40th Anniversary Market Square Day 2017
Logo Contest

PORTSMOUTH, NH. April 6, 2017. The Seacoast’s premier Downtown-festival organization, Pro Portsmouth, will produce the 40th Annual Market Square Day Festival and Road Race on Saturday, June 10th. Each year the group looks to the artists of the Seacoast to create a logo for Market Square Day. Once again, the ‘Call to Logo Artists’ is your opportunity to create a logo that lives on for years. Since 1978, Market Square Day has taken place in the heart of the City and Pro Portsmouth looks to the artists of the community to put their signature on the 2017 Logo design and message, but this year we have a special 40th anniversary request…

We’re issuing a challenge this year: The Market Square Day Logo Throwback Design Contest!

Using the three original logos/designs, artists and graphic designers are being asked to update one with their own modern twist, using as much (or little) of the original as they like in the 2017 design. Pro Portsmouth hopes to see designs that honor the past with the creativity of today’s artist.

Please incorporate the text ‘Market Square Day 2017’ as well as “A Pro Portsmouth Event or Produced by Pro Portsmouth” – into the design.

Deadline for entries: Friday, May 5th

Send entries to: Barbara Massar – Pro Portsmouth, Inc. – P.O. Box 967 – Portsmouth, NH 03802 (Email: )

Medium (the key is producing an image that we can scan into the computer; one dimensional; 8.5” x 11”); limit 6 colors in the design:
• Paintings (watercolor, etc.) • Drawings • Graphic design OR, send a JPEG File Prizes:
• Artwork and artist are acknowledged at a Press Conference
• The top three logos will receive a cash award from Pro Portsmouth
• The artwork is used on all Market Square Day merchandise and collateral that Pro Portsmouth produces for the 2017 (including Social Media and website)

Individuals and businesses interested in Pro Portsmouth events can contact Barbara Massar at 603-433-4398 Ext. 3 or Information regarding the MSD 10K Road Race, Sponsorships, Booth/Vendor spaces, Volunteer opportunities and more can be found at .

About Pro Portsmouth, Inc.
Pro Portsmouth, Inc. is a 501c (3) organization serving the Seacoast area. Its Mission is to promote the arts, culture, history and community of the region through such events as Children’s Day, Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race, Summer in the Street and First Night® Portsmouth.


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