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December 11, 2013

Logo sought for Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op

TICONDEROGA — It has a name; now the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op needs a logo for the store expected to open next year.

The Natural Foods Co-op has announced a contest to design a logo for the enterprise.

It needs a “creative, innovative and professional logo design,” PRIDE of Ticonderoga Executive Director Sharon Reynolds said by email.

“The winner will get a $100 gift certificate to the co-op and bragging rights.”

Reynolds has been working with a Co-op Steering Committee for the last two years, trying to start such an undertaking in Ticonderoga.

The closest fresh-foods co-op now is in Middlebury, Vt., about a 40-minute drive from Ticonderoga.

“We’re going to create and support a community-owned co-op that believes in the importance of healthy living, sustainability and offering locally produced products,” she said.

“We are committed to providing high-quality goods and services at affordable prices through member participation and employment opportunities.”

The logo must adhere to those principles, she said.

Reynolds said it must be eye-catching, legible in color or black and white, and must be created by the contestant.

Submissions should be emailed to committee member Eric Stoddard at tifoodcoop@gmail.com, and the subject line should be “Logo Submission.” The file must be in PDF or EPS format with 300 dpi or higher resolution.

The deadline to submit a logo is Jan. 15, 2014.

The community voted on several suggestions for the co-op’s new name on line to help with that decision; the logo winner will be selected by the Co-op Steering Committee after the deadline, Reynolds said.

Reynolds said the winner must turn over rights to the logo to the co-op, and it will be used on the store’s signs, co-op website, shopping bags, labels, newsletters, ads and T-shirts.

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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