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City offering $1,000 for best rendering of native son

January 11, 2011


The city of Beloit is on the hunt for a logo that lives up to the exploits of its most famous native son—explorer, anthropologist, and Beloit alumnus Roy Chapman Andrews. And it’s willing to pay $500 for the trouble (this in addition to a $500 gift to the Beloit-area charity of the winner’s choosing).

The contest, underwritten by Beloit-based Kerry Americas, is open to any illustrators or artists in the United States, professionals and amateurs alike. The winning submission will be used to brand the city’s new “Explore with Roy” tourism campaign, launching this year. Andrews, the former director of the American Museum of Natural History who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine (and was compared to Teddy Roosevelt) for his discovery of fossilized dinosaur eggs, is believed to have helped inspire George Lucas’ Indiana Jones character.

Additional details:

The design contest is open to all visual artists (painters, as well as graphic artists). Rules and registration forms are available online at PDFs of designs (limit two per artist) should be emailed along with contact name and phone number to by 4 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2011. The winning design will be announced by Feb. 10, 2011. All entries become the exclusive property of the “Explore with Roy” organizers.

A full list of Contest Rules is available online.  More information about the contest sponsor, Kerry Americas, is available on their website.

Questions related to this contest can be directed to “Explore with Roy” co-chairs Rick Barder ( or Sue Fugate (