THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCE A MILLENNIUM LOGO COMPETITION
The White House Millennium Program and the National Endowment for the Arts today announced a competition for a Millennium logo. The winning graphic design will be used by the White House and the Executive Branch of the government as a symbol and logo for official millennium projects across the United States. The contest is open to all American citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Entries may come directly from individuals or from graphic design firms.
The White House Millennium Program is a multi-year initiative to mark the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium. The Program will celebrate American achievement, recognize and initiate projects, and engage every sector of society in conveying our rich heritage to future generations. The White House Millennium Program prepares for the new century by "honoring the past and imagining the future." It will highlight projects that recognize the creativity and inventiveness of the American people, and that focus on culture, scholarship and scientific exploration.
The President and First Lady have invited all Americans to take part in the program by "giving gifts to the future -- gifts that will help rekindle our spirit of democracy, renew our commitment to citizenship, and unleash the full creative and intellectual potential of the American people as we chart our common future." The winning graphics design package should reflect and embody this spirit. The winning design will be unveiled in the White House in early 1998.
The year 2000 also coincides with some of the federal government's most important milestones -- the 200th anniversary of presidents occupying the White House, the 200th anniversary of the first meeting of Congress in the Capitol, and the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress. The logo may be used for these celebrations and should allow for specific language and design to be added to the base package to specifically commemorate these anniversaries.
The National Endowment for the Arts will manage the initial phase of the design competition with the final selection to be made by a panel of professional designers. The artist of the winning logo will receive a professional fee to create the final design.
Entries should be sent to :
MILLENNIUM LOGO, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, ROOM 523, 1100 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON DC 20506-0001
Before making a submission, please obtain entry specifications from the National Endowment for the Arts website at http://arts.endow.gov or call (202)682-5013.
Entries must be postmarked by December 30, 1997. The winning design will be chosen and awarded in January, 1998. Entries will not be returned.
Questions about the contest should be addressed through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information about the White House Millennium Program may
be found on the World Wide Web at