Logo Contest

Official Rules

The goal of this contest is to design a logo for the Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre Company (KYMTC), a non-profit, volunteer-based, musical theatre group, based in Kemptville, ON. There is no fee to enter the contest.


Entrant means the individual that offers the entry under the terms of this contest.
Entry means a logo design created by the entrant for this contest.

Entrant Eligibility

The contest is open only to individuals. The contest is not open to companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc. or to any groups associated with such entities.

Contest Judges and the Entrant Vetter are not eligible to enter the contest.

How to Enter

Entries must be submitted using the KYMTC Jotform online submission form (click to access).

No other type of submission will be accepted.

The Jotform must include all the required information along with an upload of the entrant’s design.  

No more than one entry may be submitted by any one entrant.

Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.

Entry Deadline

The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 4th 2020. KYMTC will not be acknowledging receipt of entries and KYMTC cannot be responsible for entries or responses lost in e-mail.

Submission Guidelines

The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the KYMTC. The logo will be used online, in print, and for promotional material. Flexibility of the design is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as colour. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.

All Entrants will have to agree to the statement below for their submission to be accepted for judging: 

IN CONSIDERATION OF being permitted to participate in KYMTC’s Logo Contest, I confirm that I have personally created all aspects of my submission and therefore hereby indemnify and save harmless KYMTC for any claims against KYMTC in relation to my submission.

Entrants should take care to ensure that their entries are not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. A logo that cannot be registered as a Service Mark, no matter how well crafted, cannot win the contest.

Logo Requirements:

  • The logo must contain the ACRONYM “KYMTC”.
  • Entries must be submitted in JPEG format.
  • The size of an entry cannot exceed 5 MB.


Subject to the requirements outlined above, the winning design will be announced on the KYMTC Facebook page and website on June 21st, 2020.

The winner will receive:

  1. A $200 cash prize;
  2. 4 tickets to the KYMTC’s 2020 production of Matilda; and,
  3. The right to use the basic logo and identify him/herself as the logo designer.

Judging and Selection of Winner

KYMTC will appoint an Entrant Vetter and a Judging Panel.

The entries must be submitted, using the approved method (Jotform), by the entrant to the KYMTC Entrant Vetter who will ensure all of the entrant’s personal information (e.g. name, address, etc.) is removed from the submission before sharing it with the Judging Panel (i.e. this will be a “blind” judging).

The Judging Panel will select a group of finalists from the designs submitted. The number of finalists will be determined by the Judging Panel. The Judging Panel reserves the right not to select any finalists if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

The finalists’ designs will be posted on the KYMTC website and social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram) for three (3) days, to allow for a period of public voting. 

During the public voting, members of the general public may vote for their preferred logo design by sending an email to Logocontestkymtc@gmail.com with the following Subject Line: “I Vote for Design 1”, or “I Vote for Design 2”, etc. Each person must only vote once- regardless of the number of emails associated with their name.

Entrants, the Judging Panel, and the Entrant Vetter are prohibited from voting.

The Entrant Vetter will tally the votes and KYMTC will announce the winning design (i.e. the design with the most votes) on the KYMTC website and social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). In the case of a tie, the Judging Panel shall determine the winning design. Their decision will be final.

KYMTC reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion and without appeal.

The winner will be required to sign an agreement assigning all ownership of the logo to KYMTC.

Accepting the prize constitutes permission for KYMTC to make public and otherwise use the winner’s name, and city of residence for promotional purposes. Further personal data may be requested but is not required.

Intellectual Property

All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.

All entries will become the sole property of KYMTC and may be displayed publicly, including on the KYMTC website and social media accounts.

The winning entry will be registered by KYMTC as a Service Mark and the entrant agrees to transfer all rights and title to the entry to KYMTC in accordance with the official rules of this contest.


Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these official rules. By participating in the contest, the entrant is representing and warranting that they have read and understood, and agree to be bound by, these rules.

These official rules, including the guidelines and rules referred to herein, constitute the entire agreement between the entrant and KYMTC in relation to the contest. They govern the entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the entrant and KYMTC relating to the contest.

If you have any questions about the KYMTC Logo Contest, you can contact us by e-mail: Logocontestkymtc@gmail.com