FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
High school student logo contest for Alapaha River Water Trail
Update 2015-03-11: Winners have been selected by the judges and prizes will be presented at the conference.
WWALS is excited to announce a contest among high school students in Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Berrien, Atkinson, and Tift Counties in Georgia, and Hamilton County, Florida to design a logo for the Alapaha River Water Trail. The logo will be used on the Water Trail website, on promotional brochures, and on information at access points along the river that will be posted on kiosks.
Our judges for the contest include:
- Julie Bowland, Art Professor at Valdosta State University,
- John Fitton, member of the Lakeland Georgia Chamber of Commerce,
- Dennis Price, member of the Hamilton County Florida Tourism Council,
- and Chris Graham, Chairman of the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Committee.
Winners will be announced, prizes awarded, and the winning logo unveiled at the
WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Conference
When: 1-4 PM Saturday March 14th, 2015
Where: Gaskins Forest Education Center
3359 Moore Sawmill Rd
We look forward to seeing you there!
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS), a Georgia nonprofit corporation and an IRS 501(c)3, is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
About the Alapaha River Water Trail
The Alapaha River Water Trail runs 125 miles on the scenic 202-mile blackwater Alapaha River, from US 82 east of Alapaha, Georgia in Berrien County, through Atkinson, Lanier, Lowndes, Echols Counties, to the confluence of the Alapaha River with the Suwannee River in Hamilton County, Florida. It also includes many lakes, ponds, and swamps that are boatable year-round.
In June 2014, WWALS received a grant of $500 from Georgia River Network to print brochures, maps, and cards for this Water Trail. WWALS is grateful to acknowledge that grant an an additional $250 from the Hamilton County, Florida Tourist Development Council (TDC) and $500 from the Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center and Tourism Authority, as well as letters of support from the TDC and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, plus a resolution by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. Materials are being developed online, and the printed materials will be available before May 2015. All materials will include the logo resulting from this contest.
Logo Contest Coordinator: Deanna Mericle, firstname.lastname@example.org
WWALS ARWT Committee Chair: Chris Graham, email@example.com, 229-588-1392
WWALS President: John S. Quarterman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 229-242-0102