The Highland Center Hosts Youth Logo Design Contest for Farmers’ Market


Youth up to age 18 are invited to help the Highland County Farmers’ Market find a fresh look for the 2024 season. The task is for youth designers to create an official logo that represents Highland County farmers, growers, and makers. Designs must be original and have six or fewer colors to be admitted to the contest.


Here’s the programs coordinator for the Highland Center, Jen Rattigan, to tell us more about this opportunity:


“We’ve had the same logo for as long as the Farmers Market has existed. It’s a beautiful logo and it works, but this is a way to bring the youth into the farmers market this year and have community collaboration.”


A full list of rules is available on The Highland Center website. Work must be submitted to Renee Vandevander at Highland County High School or to Jen Rattigan at the Highland Center by Friday, May 17th.  Logos will be on display at the May 24th plant sale where people have the opportunity to vote on their favorite logos. The winner will be announced at the first farmers market on May 31st.


Students can use any medium that best works for them to create an original work — color pencil, oil or acrylic paint, and watercolors are welcome. Graphic Design is also an option, however, the design must only contain original art not graphics available on Canva or other Graphic Design sites. The logo must be contained to an 8.5×11 paper size.

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Brit Chambers

Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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