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Contest title


Crest, Shield, or Coat-of-Arms Logo for Student Veterans Association


The Student Veterans Association of Portland State University exists to bring past and current members of the Armed Forces toget

Background information

Name to incorporate in the logo

VikingVets (Student Veterans Association)

Description of the organization and its target audience

The Student Veterans Association of Portland State University exists to bring past and current members of the Armed Forces together to promote, unify and advocate for the veteran voice on and off campus. The group aims to educate the community about how the military has affected the lives of service members and to support those returning home from duty through the process of re-integration. The SVA stands ready to help student veterans achieve their education goals, providing information about veteran benefits and resources, and raising awareness when policies contradict the interests of our Nation’s heroes. The SVA provides the means for veterans’ concerns to be voiced in a safe and constructive manner and to bring awareness of these concerns to Portland State University and elected officials at various levels of Government. The SVA is about PEOPLE not politics (except when those politics deal directly with helping veterans and their families.)

Here's a link to our website:
Please check it out! It will give you a better idea about who we are and what we do.

Visual style

Preferred logo types

  • Organization name in a stylised type/font becomes the logo.

  • Organization name enveloped by a pictorial element or shape.

  • Representing trends from the internet including gradients, rounded corner etc.

Values to communicate


Color preferences

Perhaps mirror Portland State University's school colors, especially the green. See more detailed explanation below. AVOID THE COMBINATION OF BLUE AND WHITE as these are the colors for Penn State University, which also uses the abbreviation "PSU." We don't want people to mistake our group for belonging to Penn State!

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