Clay County students are invited to enter logo contest

Clay County students are invited to enter logo contest Students in Clay County with an artistic bent could win $100 in a logo contest commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair held at South Dakota State University in Brookings each spring.

The contest is open to students in grades six through 12 in 14 eastern South Dakota counties and Sioux County in Iowa.

The student who designs the winning logo will receive $100 and see his or her design on lapel pins, T-shirts, certificates and the like. The winner will be presented the cash award during the awards ceremony the afternoon of April 2, during the science fair at SDSU.

Original designs can be drawn free-hand or computer-generated and include a maximum of three colors. Dimensions must fit between the borders of 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches (minimum) and 12 inches by 15 inches (maximum).

If computer generated, students should submit their design on disk, saved as a jpeg file and printable at 300 dpi.

Entries must be received before Oct. 31 to Madeleine Rose, science fair director, at Box 2201, ADM 230, SDSU, Brookings, S.D. 57007. Contest rules and the application form are available from science teachers, who will receive brochures on the contest by Sept. 5, or on the Web.

To access the Web site, go to the SDSU home page at www.sdstate.edu, click on Academics, then click on Science and Engineering Fair.

Sixth through 12th graders are also encouraged to be thinking about a science project

for this year's fair, where more than $2,000 in scholarships and prizes are awarded.

Top placers at the regional fair at SDSU, set for April 2, advance to the international fair, which offers more than $3 million in scholarships, tuition and awards.

"Four or five students go from our science fair to the international science fair," Rose said. "It's an all expense paid trip. Our students have done very well there; we definitely can compete. They meet and compete with students from more than 40 different countries, including Russia, Argentina and Thailand."

Details are available from science teachers or from the aforementioned Web site.

The first deadline for students entering the SDSU science fair is Feb. 10, when projects dealing with humans, animals and germs must be pre-approved.

For more information on the logo contest or the science fair, call Madeleine Rose at (605) 688-5876.

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