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Logo Design Contest

We Want You!

The goal of the contest is to involve the public in the creation of a new logo for the Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA). Design proposals should communicate a timeless and professional visual presence for the PNTA that also conveys the uniquely wild and scenic character of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

Reference & Inspiration

Your logo design entry should visually communicate a sense of timelessness, excitement and institutional confidence.

Keywords of inspiration include: grassroots, rugged, unique, adventurous, tough, pristine, wild, primitive, scenic, authentic, wilderness, timeless, rustic, tradition, pioneers, guardians, protectors, and advocates.

Possible themes to explore include: Rare wildlife habitats (grizzly, caribou and wolf), old growth cedar groves, climax forests, fire lookouts and trail maintenance tools.

Target audience: supporters, allies and users of the trail. This diverse group of individuals and organizations includes: philanthropists, local business-owners, conservationists, recreationists and major industries.

Logo Specifications and Guidelines

    • No more than 2 colors (in addition to black)
    • Must contain the text: 'PNTA' or 'Pacific Northwest Trail Association'
    • Must be recognizable at a minimum size of 3/8”
    • Must have a continuous boundary (border or fill)
    • Halftones and gradients must not be used

 You can download the Official Contest Rules here. 

    • Contest Press Release 
    • Contest Poster 

Submit all entries to: (attachments must be under 5 MB).
And remember to track your Volunteer Hours spent designing your entry!

Left: the current PNTA logo (which will be replaced through this contest)
Right: the PNNST service mark (owned by the USFS)