NCAND Logo Contest

We've had big changes this year - one of them being our name change from the North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA) to the North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NCAND). As we continue to grow in the 21st century, we are in need to a new logo to convey who we are and what we represent!
What do you think the new logo should look like? Could your design be the lucky winner?

How to enter the contest

The contest begins on March 1st 2018. Submission will be accepted through May 1st 2018.

From the submissions received, three logo designs will be selected and voted upon by NCAND members. Finalists and contest winner will be announced via our website, social media, and by direct contact to the winners' email accounts. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by our judges, all entries must be:
1. Submitted by email to (please include your name, postal address, phone number and email address)
2. Submitted in their original source file and
3. Submitted as a high resolution .pdf with 300 dpi or higher
4. No more than 3 entries may be submitted by any one entrant
5. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.

Logo Requirements

Professional: This logo may be featured on our website, our social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, t-shirts etc). As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible.
Theme: We are looking for a creative, innovative and professional logo design that promotes our new Mission and Vision:
Mission: Foster a community of empowered and supported food and nutrition professionals by encouraging and providing opportunities for lifelong growth and development.
Vision: Empower NCAND members to promote evidence based research and practices to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians through food and nutrition.
Affiliation: The new logo must include the following eatright graphic showing our affiliation to AND

Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used.
Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

Contest Details

Three finalists will be selected by NCAND judges and voted upon by NCAND members across the state. One winner will be announced. Contestants agree that NCAND may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to NCAND. Additionally, NCAND may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the association. NCAND reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

Contest winners will receive one of three prizes:
  • The first place winner will receive a $100 gift card to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods (Winner's Choice) and registration to an NCAND Regional Meeting.
  • The second and third place winner will receive free registration to the NCAND Regional Meeting of their choice.
  • All three winners will receive a spotlight in the NCAND newsletter (and bragging rights!).