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The NextGen Initiative Contest

Apr 27, 2012

The  NextGen  Initiative is  gaining  momentum  across  Canada – but  we  need  your  help!  In  addition  to getting  engaged  and  involved  in  your Local Union,  we  are  looking  for  your expertise  as  digital  designers,  artists,  drawers,  doodlers  and  painters  to  come  up  with  a  logo  to  represent  the  NextGen Initiative.

We’ve already seen the IBEW Has Talent, with our First District champions singing their way to victory at the 38th International Convention – but can we draw? It’s up to you, Brothers and Sisters, to dazzle and delight with your creativity and come up with a logo that captures what the NextGen Initiative is all about: Re-energizing, Reinvigorating, and Recapturing our members to become actively involved in our IBEW. The NextGen logo design challenge is on! 

Contest Details and Rules:

  • Contest is open to all IBEW members.
  • Contestants  must  submit  a  copy  of  their  logo electronically,  and  can  utilize  any  means necessary to create their masterpiece but the logo must use the word “NextGen”. The logo must also be original and cannot contain copyrighted material or licensed images.
  • Entries can be sent via email to with subject “NextGen Contest” and entries should include your name, local union and contact information.
  • Once  all  entries  are  received,  they  will  be  posted  on  the  First  District  website and  NextGen Facebook group, to be voted on by all members.
  • The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2012. Once the deadline for submissions has passed, no more entries will be accepted and entries will be posted online for voting.
  • Voting will end June 15, 2012 with the winner announced in July.
  • Members will be able to vote online as many times as they want.
  • The  winner  will receive  prizes  and  recognition  by  the  IBEW,  as  well  the  winning  logo  will  be used  in  collateral  materials  relating  to  the  NextGen  Initiative.  No  prize  will  be  monetary  or financial in nature.
  • Contestants agree that the IBEW may publish their logo and name and may use both in future materials.  Contestants  assign  all  ownership  rights,  including  all  intellectual  property  rights,  in and to the logo to the IBEW. The IBEW may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the NextGen Initiative.
  • The IBEW may disqualify any entry based on content and/or production.
  • All costs associated with making and submitting a logo are the contestant’s responsibility and the IBEW will not reimburse or be responsible for any costs incurred in the making of an entry.

This is your opportunity to use your talent outside of the workplace and leave your mark on the IBEW’s NextGen Initiative.


Questions should be directed to: 

IBEW First District Office