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Salvation Army kicks off first-ever logo contest

By Patrick Lynn

The Salvation Army of Portage County on Monday announced its first-ever logo contest for its annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The contest will help rebrand the organization’s main fundraising event, as the new logo will be featured on t-shirts and other promotional materials for the Christmas campaign.

According to a news release from the Salvation Army, the contest will raise awareness for the Red Kettle Campaign while featuring the work of a local artist.

The contest is open to artists ages 14 and up and may be drawn, painted, or designed. The logo must include the phrase “Register to Ring” and honor the Salvation Army mission: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

The logo contest will run from July 28 through Sept. 29, with voting open to the community via Facebook Sept. 30 through Oct. 19. The winner will be announced on October 20.

Logos may be submitted via high-resolution file to spkettlecampaignlogo@gmail.com.

For more information and to view a kick-off video, see The Salvation Army-Stevens Point Facebook page.