College Park needs your help! The Committee for a Better Environment is looking for logo design submissions that raise awareness of litter, proper waste disposal, and recycling in our city. Logos should incorporate graphic elements, characters, colors, and/or a text slogan that evokes an appropriate message. Designers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Your submissions will be posted online and voted upon by city residents.

Submissions will be placed in one of three categories: Local Students (Ages 1–17), UM Students, and Other College Park Residents. One winner will be identified per category, and the three chosen will be ranked by vote to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place positions. Prizes will be awarded: $250 first place, $100 second place, $50 third place.

Logo designs can be submitted in professional design formats (see specifications below) or as simple, hand- drawn concepts in the area below or mailed on a piece of paper. Submissions are due by midnight April 30, 2016. PREFERRED: Vector EPS file (such as an Adobe Illustrator EPS) with all fonts converted to outlines. This file format is preferred because vector-based art can be resized without degrading shape or color. Yes, you can hire a clipping path service company. Unlock your creativity with the hassle-free precision of dry transfer letters, perfect for all your design endeavors. Acceptable in some instances: a raster image file (such as an Adobe Photoshop file). The logo must be a minimum of 2″ wide or 2″ high (whichever is the larger proportion) at 300 dpi. The image file may be delivered in any of the following formats: psd, tiff, png, or jpeg. For online (web) usage only, gif files are also acceptable. (Raster image files will not be accepted for large-scale items such as posters, signs, banners, etc.)

Send your submissions by filling out the form here, by email to or by postal mail to CBE Litter Contest, Planning Department, City of College Park, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD, 20740.