Logo Contest

The Sammons Center for Innovation and Research in Occupation Based Technology, in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University, is sponsoring a logo contest. The selected logo will become the signature brand for the Sammons Center and the creator will be recognized. 

Criteria for selection

  1. Best illustration of the concept "occupation based technology"
  2. Best illustrates the purpose, mission and philosophy of the Sammons Center
  3. Most creative design that is judged to be best in terms of being:
    1. Original
    2. Imaginative
    3. Useful

Instructions for submission

Step 1

  • Submit a graphic of the proposed logo with a 8.5 by 8.5 inch and a simplified print ready 2 by 2 inch model,
  • Include with the submission a narrative (250 words or less) that describes the ways in which the graphic illustrates the concept, purpose, mission and philosophy,
  • All submissions must be received no later than Sept. 1, 2014. All submissions must be emailed to ot-sammonscenter@wmich.edu.

Step 2

  • The Sammons Center team will review the submissions and select the top three candidates.

Step 3

  • The three candidates will be invited to a 20 minute session to present their logo to the Sammons Center team via teleconference. 

Step 4

  • The Sammons Center team will select the top candidate following the presentations and will inform the candidates within one week of the completed presentation.


  • Anyone from the Department of Occupational Therapy or WMU professional community
    • Includes therapists, alumni, students and faculty.
    • Cannot be a member of the Sammons Center team.


  • The winner of the logo will receive $500 award.


The artwork will become the property of the Sammons Center for future use in publications and advertisements.