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Middle Eastern Studies at UT Launches Logo Contest

Posted: November 9, 2012

Middle Eastern Studies at UT Launches Logo Contest

Who We Are

The Center for and Department of Middle Eastern Studies at UT Austin allow students to pursue a range of interests in the history, politics, languages, and cultures of the Middle East. We are a creative department that is often blazing trails in the field of Middle Eastern studies with a dynamic faculty, a full events program, innovative language institutes, and active involvement in K-12 outreach. Our academic programs cover the following, among many other fields and topics: Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, and Kurdish language and literature; Islamic studies; Hebrew Bible; ancient Near East studies; comparative literature; Middle Eastern history; linguistics and pedagogy; and new media in the Middle East.

What We Need

The Center for and Department of Middle Eastern Studies are in search of a logo designed by a current University of Texas student. Entries must be submitted as a vector graphic in PDF format to by Monday, January 7th, 2013. Logo submissions must be in black and white and contain the words, "Middle Eastern Studies." The selected logo will become property of C/DMES, and we may request changes to the submission. The winning contestant will receive a $100 reward. Logo will be used online and in print (such as flyers and t-shirts).  Please note that UT trademarks must not be included in the design.

What We Like

We like simple, graphic logos that capture the spirit and mission of the department. The logo should reflect the inherent diversity of the Middle East and our department. Here are some logos we're fond of:

- Arabic Flagship Program

- Tempomine

- Corpus Christi Ride-In Theatre

We also encourage contestants to review the promotional materials for our events (upcoming and past) to get a sense of the graphic identity we have already established.

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