Bridgewater Public Library Logo Contest

The Bridgewater Public Library seeks an original logo that visually brands and identifies the Library and its work in serving the needs of our community. 

The winning logo design will reflect the library’s mission: Promote life-long learning in support of a thriving community. The logo will be used as branding in signage, for the Library’s internet and social media presence, in documents and publications, and in any other place that the Library has a need to brand or promote itself.

The design competitions open to anyone interested in participating. Individuals or teams may submit up to three designs.

The winning entry will win a cash prize of $100 , recognition in the media, a certificate commemorating the award, the right to be identified as the logo’s designer(s), and the right to include the logo design in their portfolio.

Detailed competition rules and specifications are included below. Logo designs must be submitted as specified in the Contest Rules no later than April 15, 2020. The winning Entry will be selected during the month of April, 2020. (date TBD)

Contest Period:

The BWPL Logo Design Contest (the “Contest”) submission period will begin on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and end on April 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


The Contest is open to all except for employees, trustees, or other representatives of the Bridgewater Public Library and any immediate family members or persons domiciled with any such employees, trustees or other representatives are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

Contest Entry:

To enter the Contest you must:

Submit via email their logo design submission both as a high-resolution PNG with transparent background as well as SVG or vector files to with the subject line “Library Logo Submission”. Include your name, email address, home address, and telephone number in the same email. Please note, sending separate incomplete emails will lead to the loss of opportunity of winning the logo Contest.

All entries must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Entries must be received during the contest period.
  • Entries must contain a logo design that meets the Submission Guidelines (described below).
  • Participants may submit up to three (3) entries.
  • Entries may not contain material that is explicit, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  • Entries must be the submitting participant’s original design and may not infringe on another person’s copyright, trademark or any other intellectual property rights.
  • Entries submitted by third parties are prohibited and such entries will be disqualified.
  • By submitting an entry, participant grants to sponsor the right to share any submitted Entry that is chosen as a Finalist (as defined below) on Sponsor’s publications, websites, and social media accounts.
  • The winning entry will become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and by submitting an Entry and being bound by these Official Contest Rules, the Winner assigns all of their rights, title, and interest in and to their winning Entry to the Sponsor and the Sponsor grants back a license to such Winner to display their winning Entry on their personal or professional portfolio and to identify such Entry as a winning Entry in this Contest.
  • Sponsor will have the right to adapt, edit, modify, or otherwise use the Winner’s Entries in part or in their entirety in whatever manner it deems appropriate.
  • Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible Entries or for failure to receive Entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind.


The prize winner (“Winner”) will receive one (1) prize as outlined:

One (1) First Place Winner will receive $100.

Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. Odds of winning a prize are dependent on the number of Entries in the Contest, which is difficult to estimate at this time.

Submission Guidelines:

The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the Bridgewater Public Library. Logo designs should reflect the Library’s core values of promoting life-long learning and supporting a thriving community.

The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as in color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high-quality printing. Entries must be submitted in .PNG format as well as AI (Adobe Illustrator) or any vector formats. The logo design should be on a transparent background, sized 2500×2500 pixels. The Winner must submit the native files of their winning Entries prior to receiving their prize. Sponsor will not return nor confirm receipt of Entries.

Selection of Winners:

All eligible Entries will be judged by a panel consisting of the Bridgewater Public Library Director, two (2) staff members, and two (2) sitting members of the Board of Trustees. Sponsor will publicly announce the Winner on the Bridgewater Public Library’s website no later than May 1, 2020. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any Winners if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received. There is no guarantee that the winning entry will be used by the Sponsor as the logo of the Sponsor.


The winner will be notified at the email address provided to Sponsor.

Sponsor’s inability to reach a potential Winner, the return of any prize notification as undeliverable and/or a potential Winner’s failure to respond to a prize notification within forty-eight (48) hours may result in his or her disqualification, the forfeiture of all interest in the prize, and the selection of an alternate Winner from all remaining eligible Entries.

Your Content:

By submitting any Entry, including any information, text images and any other content (collectively, “Your Content”) and otherwise entering the Contest, each participant represents that (i) such Entry and Your Content is original to such participant and does not include, and is not based on or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks or copy print images, and does not contain any material that would defame or otherwise violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including any patent, trademark, publicity, privacy, moral, trade secret, copyright and/or other proprietary rights, and does not violate any applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, (ii) such participant owns such Entry and Your Content, including any and all patent, trademark, publicity, privacy, moral, trade secret, copyright, and/or other proprietary rights therein, and (iii) any use, display, reproduction or modification of such Entry by the Sponsor will not violate the rights of any third parties. Each participant represents that he or she has not copied or in any way taken any of such Entry or Your Content from any third party and that no one else has any rights with respect to such Entry or Your Content.


By submitting an Entry each participant is giving the Sponsor permission to share such Entry on the library’s website and in the Sponsor’s social media and any other related forms of promotion or materials. This includes, but is not limited to, the right and license to modify, use, distribute, reproduce, excerpt, adapt, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform and display, publish and make any other use of the Entry. Each participant grants Sponsor the right and license to use the participant’s Entry and Your Content and all aspects thereof, as set forth herein, in any way Sponsor determines whether with or without providing any attribution or compensation to such participant, except where prohibited by law. Each participant represents and warrants that it has full legal right, power, and authority to grant the Sponsor the foregoing license. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each participant expressly acknowledges and agrees that nothing herein shall require Sponsor to utilize any Entry by such participant or any portion of Your Content.

Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights:

Each participant, by submitting an Entry and thereby agreeing to be bound by these Official Contest Rules, hereby assigns all right, title and interest in and to such Entry to Sponsor, which assignment shall become effective upon the selection of such Entry as a winning Entry by Sponsor.


Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest constitutes each participant’s express and irrevocable consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ worldwide use of such participant’s Entry and Your Content, including without limitation his or her name, likeness, photographs, written submissions, biographical details and any other information such participant may submit or Sponsor may obtain in connection with his or her Entry for the purposes of conducting the Contest in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, without further payment or consideration; including without limitation placement on Sponsor’s website and in its social media accounts. Each participant expressly acknowledges and agrees that such participant’s Entry and Your Content will be accessible by others and that there is no confidentiality or privacy with respect to such participant’s Entry and Your Content.

Additional Terms:

The Winner may waive their right to receive a prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value. The Winner is solely responsible for payment of any taxes on prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest. In the event the fairness or proper administration of the Contest is compromised by a virus, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.

*All Federal, State, Local and Municipal Laws and Regulations Apply. Void Where Prohibited. No Purchase or Payment of Any Kind is Necessary to Enter Or Win This Contest. Submission of a Contest Entry Signals your Acceptance of and Agreement to be Bound by Your Obligations Under These Official Contest Rules.