Fall River Opens Voting for New City Logo
FALL RIVER — It's election season, but Fall River residents have more than just candidates to choose from: Mayor Paul Coogan announced Tuesday a public vote for the city's new logo.
Six designs have been chosen as finalists for the public contest, selected from the open call for designs made by the city in early September.
Residents are invited to vote online at fallriverma.org/contest, where they can also view different mockups with alternate versions of each logo before casting their vote.
In-person voting will also be taking place at the Fall River Public Library, the Viva Fall River pop-up shop at South Main and Columbia streets, and in the city hall lobby.
Officials said in a release that more than 200 residents submitted designs in the first phase of the contest, with entries submitted by students and professionals.
Logo design entries were evaluated by a panel of artists, city leaders, business owners and other residents, who were also invited to serve on the city's Website Redesign and Rebranding Advisory Committee.
After six finalists were chosen by the panel, the artists were invited to meet with a graphic designer to adapt their logo designs to the city's needs.
Designs are available in black and white as well as in color, and mockups of the logos on banners, stickers, shirts and other merch are available for viewing on the website.
The final winner will be declared later this year, and will win a $500 prize from the mayor.
Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
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