Can you build a better KC logo? Enter our contest

10/24/2013 12:01 AM

10/24/2013 12:01 AM

Yeah, we know: In the grand scheme of things — here’s looking at you, D.C. politicians — we don’t need anything else to get worked up about.

And yet scads of Kansas Citians have been grousing about the city’s new logo, unveiled last week. Some say it just borrows liberally from sports team logos.

(Still, plenty of people apparently dig the new KC logo. After an early trouncing in an unscientific poll, the “Love it!s” overcame the “Hate it!s” by a 3 to 2 margin among more than 5,000 votes.)

Think you could do better?

City Hall probably won’t care for this, but just for fun we figured it couldn’t hurt to see what other ideas are out there. Thus: FYI’s Build a Better KC Logo contest. Details and rules:

• Design a logo that represents the city of Kansas City, Mo. Remember, your design should be simple. It could include the letters “KC,” but it certainly doesn’t have to. (The previous version was a stylized fountain.)

• Tell us your name, city and phone number. Also, explain in a sentence or two how your logo symbolizes the city.

• Ad agencies, design firms and related businesses are welcome to enter, too. Please indicate your business affiliation with your entry.

• Two ways to enter:

Email your entry to

. Put “KC Logo” in the subject line, and attach a clear, readable scan or photo of your logo.

Or mail your entry to FYI KC Logo Contest, The Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108.

• Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 28 for email entries. Mail entries must be postmarked by Oct. 28.

We’ll pick the best of the bunch and publish them here and in The Star’s FYI section in early November. Go KC!


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