Calling all creative designers – SOA is launching a LOGO contest.
Shintaido of America has a current logo of the “jumping man”. As part of our branding initiative, we want to consider creating additional logos. We invite you to be inspired by the theme “opening to life.”
Tell me more
The SOA branding initiative is “Shintaido – Opening to Life”. Perhaps you might like to take the opportunity to create a design that expresses what “Opening to Life” means to you. We are considering having the winning design be adopted as the new SOA logo. However, there is no promise we will decide to use these logos. Designs will be published anonymously for the voting.
What is the timeline?
January 23, 2021, was the ‘kickoff’ to our contest. SOA will close the contest on April 30th. The top three winners will be announced in June 2021.
How will it be judged?
The community of Shintaido practitioners and supporters will be eligible to vote in Mid-May. The top three submissions will then be given to our panel of experts for a final selection and recommendation to the Board.
Our two experts are Mario Uribe and David Sirgany.
Mario has been an honorary member of the SOA Board for many years. He is a well-known artist whose work spans the worlds of both Western and Asian art.
Learn more about Mario´s work here.
The second member of the panel is David Sirgany. David is a long-time practitioner of Shintaido and has over 25 years of experience with therapeutic bodyworker and somatic educator. David is an Iyengar certified yoga instructor and has taught both nationally and internationally over the past 20 years. He is also an accomplished artist and photographer.
Learn more about Iyengar yoga here and look at David´s photography work here.
What are the criteria?
1) compatible with our SOA branding of “Opening to Life.”
2) eye-catching and recognizable
3) inspirational and artistic
4) a visual style that reflects a community of practitioners
5) additionally, a successful logo design would look good in both black and white and in color.
How do I submit my design or designs?
Send your design(s) to SOA President Connie Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I need more information?
Contact Connie Borden at email@example.com