Shade Your Stream- Logo Contest

Shade Your Stream • Logo Contest


Western North Carolina conservation organizations seek a logo for the Shade Your Stream initiative


About Shade Your Stream

Shade Your Stream is a campaign to encourage landowners to plant or maintain woody plants along streams on their property. The plants’ roots hold soil in place, preventing erosion, while branches and leaves shade the stream, helping keep water temperatures cooler and more favorable to fish and other aquatic animals. The end result is that simply by planting trees and shrubs, landowners improve water quality and stream health.


Though created and first implemented in the Little Tennessee River basin of Western North Carolina, Shade Your Stream is currently being used by local watershed organizations across Western North Carolina. Implementing the campaign is typically a three-step process, 1) generating landowner interest, 2) passively providing information to landowners, and 3) actively engaging and teaching landowners.


Logo specifications

·         Circular or square in shape

·         Entries should be a 6” x 6” jpeg, 300 dpi. Winner must provide final logo as a vector file.

·         Submission email must include the name, age, address, and email of the entrant

·         Should function well in both color and black and white

·         Work must be original


Selection process

·         One logo will be selected by a team of stream conservation and environmental education professionals from across Western North Carolina. The creator of the winning entry will be notified by July 1, 2016.


Finalizing the logo

·         The creator of the selected logo agrees to work with the selection committee to apply minor adjustments to finalize the logo. If this is not possible, another entry will be selected. Winning entry becomes the sole and exclusive property of Mainspring Conservation Trust, Inc., including all rights for use, display, copying, publishing, etc.



·         Winning designer receives $350.


Deadline for entries

·         5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Submit entries, via email, to your local conservation organization implementing Shade Your Stream:

·         Cherokee or Clay County – Tony Ward, Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition,

·         Graham , Jackson, Macon, or Swain County – Jason Meador, Mainspring Conservation Trust,

·         Henderson or Transylvania County – Tom Fanslow, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy,

·         Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watuaga, Wilkes, or Yancey County – Jonathan Hartsell, Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development Council,

·         Haywood County – Stephen Brinson, Haywood Waterways,