Today Hopkinsville officials announced a contest to develop a tagline and logo for the much anticipated Total Solar Eclipse. Plans are well underway to roll out a topnotch Kentucky welcome to a host of visitors anticipated to descend upon the city for the August 21, 2017 eclipse.
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks noted, “We couldn’t be more excited about this unique opportunity to showcase our town to a regional and even global tourism market.” He added, “To be sure that we put our best foot forward, we need the help of our talented art community, so be sure and submit your designs soon.”
In addition to earning $250 for the artist, the winning logo will be featured on eclipse marketing materials to be circulated around the globe. The contest opens at noon on Tuesday, July 28. All logo entries must be the artist’s original work and submitted digitally in high resolution no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, August 3. The selected logo will become the property of the City of Hopkinsville and may be edited at the city’s discretion.
Interested artists should visit www.hoptown.org/eclipse to register and make contest submissions. Logo entries must be digitally submitted online. Email, fax, or hand deliveries will not be accepted.
A press conference to unveil the winning design will be held on Friday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the DeBow Recreational Complex pavilion.
Those with questions about the logo contest or press conference should call (270) 890-0200 or visit www.hoptown.org/eclipse for additional details.
About the Eclipse
TheAugust 21, 2017 eclipse will be the first since 1918 with a path of totality crossing the lower 48 of the United States. Nestled in the heart of western Kentucky, the Hopkinsville area marks the ideal eclipse viewing destination, as it boasts the longest opportunity to view the eclipse in the entire world.