Rio Grande Valley Farmers Guild

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Call for Artists: - Logo Design

Design a logo for a new Cooperative dedicated to sustainable agriculture.

The Rio Grande Valley Farmers Guild, a Cooperative, seeks an artist to create our logo. The Guild is a new sustainable agriculture cooperative dedicated to renewing healthy farms and communities in the Rio Grande Valley. If you are a logo artist, we’d love to see your work.


The artist must be a resident of New Mexico.

Logo should embody the spirit of sustainable agriculture, community and farmland.

Logo will be used on websites, various printed formats from business cards to posters, packaging and other print publications. The logo should be effective in both black and white and color.

Submit up to 3 concepts in EPS format. Fonts must be converted to paths and Pantone colors should be included.

Overall design should be limited to a maximum of four colors.

By submitting the winning design, you recognize that the Guild will own the design and all associated rights.

Use of any copyrighted logos, fonts or slogans that require a license to reproduce will disqualify your submission.

How to Submit
To submit your artwork, please email files to valleycoop@yahoo.com and include the following information:

First Name
Last Name
Alternate Phone
Artist Bio (one paragraph limit)


May 31, 2009: submission deadline of 1-3 concepts in EPS format

June 5, 2009: The Board will select the 3 most effective designs and vote on their favorite.

June 5, 2009: The winning artist will be notified by email. The new name and logo will appear on the website. The winning artist will be credited for the new design on the website and the Board will introduce the new logo in key media outlets.

The winning artist will receive:
1) Fame and glory
2) Your logo/name displayed on the Guild website with a link to your website or contact.
3) Recognition for your donation through a media blast
4) $100 honorarium

Thoughts on Design:
The logo should work well on a small scale (such as letterhead and return envelopes) as well as large scale (posters). It should have a clear gray scale version (for cheaper production) as well as a 4-color version (maybe even a 2-color version). There might be a purely graphic version, one with "RGVFG", one with "Rio Grande Valley Farmers' Guild" depending on scale.

For a color scheme, blue, green and brown (water, crops, land) would seem appropriate and would work with a very stylized treatment.

The logo should be distinct and clear in its design so that upon seeing the logo, someone will think “RGV Farmers Guild.”

About Us

The Rio Grande Valley Farmers Guild is a new cooperative of family farms located in New Mexico's fertile Rio Grande Valley.

Our members farms are concentrated in Albuquerque's historically agricultural South Valley, extending as far south as Socorro and north to Bernalillo.

One of our first projects as a cooperative is the Cereal Grains Project, making local and naturally cultivated whole grains and flours available to local markets, restaurants and direct to the families of New Mexico.

We welcome your interest. Send us an email to get involved or find out more about our projects.

For more information about the Rio Grande Valley Farmers Guild, contact John Shipley at (505) 873-8689
or email us at valleycoop@yahoo.com.

Look for our Valley Cookbook featuring recipes using locally grown ingredients. Available in 2009.

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