Call for Artists for the World's Fair 40th Anniversary Celebration Logo


In honor of the upcoming anniversary of The 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Visit Knoxville, the Arts & Culture Alliance and The Maker City announce a call for artists for the design and creation of the 40th Anniversary Celebration Logo. 

The call for entries is open to any artist/designer living within 250 miles of Knoxville and offers a $1,000 payment to the chosen party.  The deadline for submission of portfolio or design/art style examples is 4:00 PM (ET) on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Artists should provide examples of previously created logos or artwork that show your artistic/design range through portfolio URL or PDF.

From all entries, 20 artists will be chosen by a formal committee of art and design professionals and presented at the November 9th World's Fair 40th Anniversary Committee meeting at Visit Knoxville for silent vote. The chosen artist/designer from that group of 20 will be contacted to create the logo and will have 10 days to complete the submission.

What will be expected of the chosen artist/designer:
The chosen artist/designer may use the flame from the original, trademarked logo in their logo design. Permissions are granted for this contest only. The ideal design scheme should lend itself to either horizontal or vertical layout. 

The chosen design will need to be provided in vector format (.eps, .ai, with transparent background) and photo format (.png with transparent background and jpeg). The logo must have resolution options that overlay it for a video up to 300dpi. It must be possible to apply either on light or dark backgrounds or with the same file or with two files, one positive and one negative. A color profile in RGB and CMYK (for color printing) will need to be provided. $1,000 will be paid for the final logo.

The chosen designer, upon final submission, gives full usage rights to Visit Knoxville, the City of Knoxville, and Knox County to use to promote the World's Fair 40th anniversary as well as future projects to promote World's Fair Park/The Sunsphere to assist in raising money for the Sunsphere Fund.