Homepage Banner Contest

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The City of Sammamish is inviting residents to share their talent by submitting and voting on a new banner to be featured on the Connect Sammamish Homepage!

Update: The deadline for entries has been extended and will now close 5/1/2021.

There will be 5 themes to enter in:

  • History
  • Environment
  • Community
  • Recreation
  • Engagement

We are seeking Sammamish talent to design a banner that best encapsulates the theme category in Sammamish. Entries with the most votes within each theme will be featured on the Homepage with design credit/attribution. Users can enter 3 designs per theme.

City of Sammamish appreciate residents volunteering their time. Winners get: design attribution, inclusion in the E-Newsletter and their design on the Homepage.

All submissions will be reviewed to ensure compliance with the standards below. The City reserves the right to disqualify submissions for any reason.

This is the current banner:

These are examples of the graphic design we are seeking:


Design Parameters
Size
1440px wide / 300px height
File TypePNG
Graphic must haveConnect Sammamish” featured prominently
Designer Logo / BrandIf designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
Font Size / StyleLegible, Accessible
    • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
    • San Serif font style
Colors
    • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
    • Color Palette Inspiration:
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)


The City of Sammamish is inviting residents to share their talent by submitting and voting on a new banner to be featured on the Connect Sammamish Homepage!

Update: The deadline for entries has been extended and will now close 5/1/2021.

There will be 5 themes to enter in:

  • History
  • Environment
  • Community
  • Recreation
  • Engagement

We are seeking Sammamish talent to design a banner that best encapsulates the theme category in Sammamish. Entries with the most votes within each theme will be featured on the Homepage with design credit/attribution. Users can enter 3 designs per theme.

City of Sammamish appreciate residents volunteering their time. Winners get: design attribution, inclusion in the E-Newsletter and their design on the Homepage.

All submissions will be reviewed to ensure compliance with the standards below. The City reserves the right to disqualify submissions for any reason.

This is the current banner:

These are examples of the graphic design we are seeking:


Design Parameters
Size
1440px wide / 300px height
File TypePNG
Graphic must haveConnect Sammamish” featured prominently
Designer Logo / BrandIf designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
Font Size / StyleLegible, Accessible
    • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
    • San Serif font style
Colors
    • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
    • Color Palette Inspiration:
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)


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    History theme

    30 days ago

    What does Sammamish history mean to you? Design a banner that encapsulates Sammamish history for Connect Sammamish! 

    • Users can enter 3 designs per theme. 
    • Entries will be accepted until April 16th, 2021.
    Design Parameters
    Size
    1440px wide / 300px height
    File Type PNG
    Graphic must have Connect Sammamish” featured prominently
    Designer Logo / Brand If designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
    Font Size / Style Legible, Accessible
      • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
      • San Serif font style
    Colors
      • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
    Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)


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    Environment theme

    30 days ago

    What does the environment in Sammamish mean to you? Design a homepage banner that encapsulates Sammamish's nature and environment for Connect Sammamish! 

    • Users can enter 3 designs per theme. 
    • Entries will be accepted until April 16th, 2021.
    Design Parameters
    Size
    1440px wide / 300px height
    File Type PNG
    Graphic must have Connect Sammamish” featured prominently
    Designer Logo / Brand If designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
    Font Size / Style Legible, Accessible
      • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
      • San Serif font style
    Colors
      • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
    Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)
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    Start by submitting an idea
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    Community theme

    30 days ago

    What does community in Sammamish mean to you? Design a homepage banner that encapsulates Sammamish's community for Connect Sammamish! 

    • Users can enter 3 designs per theme. 
    • Entries will be accepted until April 16th, 2021.
    Design Parameters
    Size
    1440px wide / 300px height
    File Type PNG
    Graphic must have Connect Sammamish” featured prominently
    Designer Logo / Brand If designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
    Font Size / Style Legible, Accessible
      • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
      • San Serif font style
    Colors
      • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
    Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)
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    Start by submitting an idea
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    Recreation theme

    30 days ago

    What does recreation in Sammamish mean to you? Design a homepage banner that encapsulates Sammamish's recreation for Connect Sammamish! 

    • Users can enter 3 designs per theme. 
    • Entries will be accepted until April 16th, 2021.
    Design Parameters
    Size
    1440px wide / 300px height
    File Type PNG
    Graphic must have Connect Sammamish” featured prominently
    Designer Logo / Brand If designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
    Font Size / Style Legible, Accessible
      • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
      • San Serif font style
    Colors
      • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
    Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)
    To add your idea
    Sign In / Register
    Start by submitting an idea
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    Engagement theme

    30 days ago

    What does engagement in Sammamish mean to you? Design a homepage banner that encapsulates the City's engagement for Connect Sammamish! 

    • Users can enter 3 designs per theme. 
    • Entries will be accepted until April 16th, 2021.
    Design Parameters
    Size
    1440px wide / 300px height
    File Type PNG
    Graphic must have Connect Sammamish” featured prominently
    Designer Logo / Brand If designer wants to include their logo/brand they must place it in a corner. Credit will also be given in writing below banner.
    Font Size / Style Legible, Accessible
      • Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background. According to the WCAG, the contrast ratio between text and a text’s background should be at least 4.5 to 1. If your font is at least 24 px or 19 px bold, the minimum drops to 3 to 1. This guideline helps users with low vision, color blindness, or worsening vision see and read the text on your screen.
      • San Serif font style
    Colors
      • There are some great tools that can help you find an accessible color palette for your designs including Color Safe. There is also WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker, which will let you test colors you have already chosen.
      • Brick: B01F2D
      • Fir: 1E755C
      • Lake: 30618D
      • Gray: 61616E
      • Graphite: 3B3B42
      • Salmon: FFB2AB
      • Sky: C7E4FF
      • Bluff: F3F2E7
      • Overcast: F5F5F5
      • White: FFFFFF
    Color Palette Inspiration (click image to enlarge)
    To add your idea
    Sign In / Register
    Start by submitting an idea