As you know the Boy Scouts of America is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010. Leading up to the big year, they are hosting numerous events and contests. The first of these contests was one open to all of its youth members to design a logo for the 100th Anniversary celebration.
Well, they just announced the overall winner, and that honor went to a logo that was designed by Philip Goolkasian, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout from Fresno, California. According to the release it was picked from more than 4,000 entries.
The 100 Years of Scouting Website explains why Phillips design was chosen:
Philip’s design took the traditional elements of Scouting and integrated them to create something new and modern. The eagle cutting through the letters B and S fashions a look that is both dynamic and elegant. His design overcomes a common challenge for creating a good logo. He incorporates all of the necessary the elements, but simplifies them into a strong, concise statement. Philip’s logo succeeds in communicating the essence of the Boy Scouts of America and the 100th Anniversary, while resisting the urge to add unnecessary elements.
The sub category winners have yet to be released but here is some information on the four categories. Over 2,600 entries were received in the Tiger/Cub/Webelos Scout category. The Boy Scout category has more than 1,100 entries. Venturers submitted more than 30 entries, and the Eagle Scout category had more than 100 entries. Submissions were revieved from all 50 states and overseas entries were submitted from the various military sponsored units.
For those that entered be aware, of this advisory from the Contest Website:
Due to the overwhelming response to the 100th Anniversary Logo Contest, we are running just a bit behind schedule in preparing the personalized contest participation certificates and mailing these along with a commemorative patch to each Scout who entered. We’ll get these out just as quickly as possible – Scouts Honor!