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Wrigley, Committee Members Invite Public to Submit Logo Design Ideas for North Dakota's 125th Celebration

BISMARCK, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and members of the North Dakota 125th Anniversary Committee are calling on North Dakotans to submit design ideas for the official logo for the state’s 125th anniversary celebration to be held next year. November 2, 2014, marks the 125th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood.

The contest is open to all North Dakotans, amateurs and professionals alike, and the winning logo will be used on promotional materials and merchandise developed for the year-long quasquicentennial celebration. Logo designs should feature images representative of North Dakota’s rich history and heritage, as well as opportunities for the future.

“North Dakota is gearing up for a fun-filled, year-long celebration marking the 125th anniversary of our statehood, and involving the public in designing the observance’s official logo is a great way to kick things off,” Wrigley said. “We look forward to seeing the creativity and ingenuity of our fellow North Dakotans as they help design a logo that will depict our state’s storied history and bright future.”

To be eligible to win, contestants must submit their original design to jmrambough@nd.gov by Monday, August 12, with the subject line “Logo Contest.” Multiple entries are allowed, but must be submitted individually. All entries must be submitted in their finished form and meet all submission guidelines, which can be found on the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s website at www.history.nd.gov. Questions regarding the contest can be directed to Janean Rambough at 701.328.1430.

The North Dakota 125th Anniversary Committee, chaired by Wrigley, is working with agencies, organizations and communities across the state to coordinate events and activities to commemorate the state’s milestone anniversary. More information will be provided regarding the celebrations as plans are confirmed.

On November 2, 1889, North Dakota was admitted to the Union when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. South Dakota was also admitted on that day. The process towards statehood began on February 22, 1889, when President Grover Cleveland signed the Enabling Act. On October 1 of that year, North Dakota’s voters approved the state’s new constitution.


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