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Winner of Logo Contest Inspired by Song
The winning logo for Great Teaching, Great Learning, by Danish Jawaid ’14
Thanks to a little lyrical inspiration, Danish Jawaid ’14 has some extra cash in his wallet.
The first-year student from Pakistan is the winner of the Great Teaching, Great Learning logo contest. Jawaid won $250 for his winning entry, which will be used on banners, programs and posters and on the College’s website.
Jawaid’s logo features “F&M” in white on a field of blue and black text—the lyrics of the College’s alma mater. Beneath that visual are the words “great teaching/learning.”
“I wanted to keep it simple and clean, but I also wanted it to have an added dimension,” Jawaid said. “And I got that through the background with the alma mater.”
Jawaid, of Bonchek College House, says he was inspired by the annual alma mater singing competition, during which the Houses strive to deliver the most rousing rendition of the alma mater. “I thought the lyrics went very well with the whole theme of great teaching and great learning at F&M.”
At Convocation in August, Interim President John F. Burness ’67 announced that the 2010-11 academic year would be a celebration of Great Teaching and Great Learning at the College. A series of events will highlight the work of faculty and students, and campus leaders in higher education and public life will be invited to campus to speak and meet with students and faculty.
There were 12 contest entries. The judges—Professor Jun-Cheng Liu from the Department of Art & Art History, Gabby Jiayin She ’11 and freelance artist Mimi Kolb ’83—were asked to assign three points to their top choice, two points to their second choice and one point to their third choice. Jawaid’s entry was the only one to receive points on the scorecards of all three judges.
“I like its straightforwardness,” Liu says. “It catches the viewer’s eyes from a distance.” He also liked how the F&M text appeared on the “somewhat electrically charged backdrop.”
The Great Teaching, Great Learning committee, comprising members of the faculty, administrative staff and student body, supports new and existing events that exemplify F&M’s commitment to the highest-quality liberal arts education.