A design by a graphic illustrator from Heidelberg Township has garnered top-billing in Slatington's 150th anniversary logo contest.
Slatington Sesquicentennial officials have announced that Jonathan Jakum is the winner of the contest, which was held to help kick-off the celebrations.
The borough's Sesquicentennial will be celebrated in Aug. of 2014. The celebration is developed to fund, promote and host a series of events designed to honor the heritage of the borough.
As part of the Celebration's first pre-event initiative, residents were invited to design a logo around the celebration of the town and it's history, which the Committee will use in all promotional and event efforts.
The logo will be prominently featured during all anniversary celebration events, on all marketing and publicity materials including merchandising, website and social media, printed materials, as well as incorporated into keepsake items.
Open to all interested participants, the contest was conducted over a two-month period. Over two-dozen entries were received in that time.
"The caliber of designs we received was amazing. All of the entries demonstrated pride for our rich history, and all of the artists took time to depict what they feel is at the core of who we are as Slatington residents," Public Relations Committee Chair Alice Wanamaker said. "I am thankful for everyone who submitted a logo, and I am excited to get the celebrations under-way."
Jakum said his design was inspired by the historic aspect of Slatington.
"I tried to incorporate elements from around Slatington, and the history inspired the design," said Jakum, who graduated from K-town in 2005 with a Communications Design degree.
Originally from Gettysburg, Jakum said he read about the contest on Facebook.
Jakum will be honored at an upcoming committee meeting when the logo is officially unveiled.