Whitby School 60th Anniversary Logo Contest!

The submission period for the Logo Contest is now closed. Congratulations to our four finalists!


The Facebook poll to cast a vote for our finalists is open now through Friday, October 20.

Click Here to Cast a Vote


8th Grade Design students at Whitby School kicked off the year with a unit that is giving them hands-on understanding of how a design firm handles client requests. Under the guidance of Upper School Design Teacher, Mr. Lohmeyer, the students have taken on their very first client — Whitby School's marketing department — to develop the rules, guidelines and judging criteria for our 60th anniversary logo contest.
The winning entry of this contest will become the official logo of Whitby's 60th Anniversary Celebration in 2018!

Whitby School is looking for an eye catching logo design 
for the school's 60th Anniversary! We are seeking current Whitby students to design an innovative, creative, and professional looking design. This design will be the cornerstone of this celebration and will help promote this special year in Whitby history. The winning logo will be used in all promotional materials, inside and outside of Whitby School.
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We are looking for some great designs, so let your creativity shine! Please read on for specifics on logo requirements, how to enter, and contest details.

Logo Contest Rules and Guidelines

Age Requirement: Open to Whitby students of all ages!

Submission Period: Open through Tuesday, October 10 @ midnight 
Submit your entry using the button above. When you upload your submission, please make sure you include your first name, last name, grade and color team.

Facebook Voting Period: Tuesday, October 17 - Friday, October 20
A panel of student/teacher judges will narrow the selection down to four finalists, one from each "color" team in the school. These finalists will be brought to a Facebook poll, where the public will decide which logo best represents the 60th celebration.

The winning entry will be the official logo of Whitby School's yearlong 60th celebration!

Design Requirements

Your design should be unique, creative, and represent the school as well as the 60th anniversary. The logo may incorporate other images if appropriate and abstract symbols, as long as the number 60 is included in the logo.

Other Requirements:

  • The logo must be submitted in black and white.
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • Must have the number 60 represented in some way shape or form.
  • Logo must be high resolution - 300 dpi (dots per inch) in a PDF or JPEG format
  • The logo must be representative of the event and the school.
  • All submissions must be original

Judging Rubric

Based on the same 8 point scale that is used for their own MYP Assessments, our 8th grade students shared their own ideas on how to assess the logo entries.

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Below is the rubric that the panel of judges will use to determine our four finalists: 


Judging Criteria


  • 3 or more Principles of Design are represented
  • Contains the number 60 in some shape or form
  • Excellent representation of the 60th celebration and the school
  • Looks professional
  • Extremely innovative and original design


  • 2-3 Principles of Design are represented
  • Good representation of the 60th celebration and the school
  • Easy to see from far away
  • Design is creative and original


  • 1 Principle of Design is represented
  • Somewhat represents the 60th celebration and the school
  • Easy to see from a mid-distance
  • Design is somewhat original


  • No Principles of Design are represented
  • No clear representation of the 60th celebration
  • Design is not original
  • Lacks professional design look
  • Difficult to see from a distance