FCW Insider

Blog archive

Design a logo, win a prize

FCW blogger Steve Kelman is big on the government's using contests, so we're pretty sure he'll like what the Interior Department is doing: Inviting members of the public to design a logo the department can use on its swag -- t-shirts, hats, water bottles, etc. -- with a $1,000 prize up for grabs.

Interior is running the contest using crowdspring.com, a website set up just for such projects. Department employees not eligible.

The department wants a logo because its official seal, with 10 colors, is a little too complex for use on shirts and hats, according to the description posted at crowdspring.

"The logo must appeal to the 70,000 employees of Interior, as well as (in alphabetical order) cattlemen/ranchers, coal miners, conservationists, farmers, fishermen, historians, hunters, Native Americans and tribal entities, offshore oil and gas producers, recreation enthusiasts (boaters, hikers, campers) and others," reads the contest instructions. "We recognize that this is a lengthy list and include it for a sense of the breadth and scale of our missions."

Whether the effort nets a useable logo for the agency, it's another encouraging sign of the government's growing embrace of social networking, crowdsourcing and other such tools.

Posted on Jun 07, 2011 at 12:18 PM


Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.