200th Anniversary Logo Design Competition

In February, the Alumni & Friends Committee launched the 200th Anniversary Logo Design Competition, in preparation for the 200th Anniversary year in 2021. Students were invited to design a temporary Villiers School logo to commemorate the 200th Anniversary.  The designs were to be immediately recognisable as relating to Villiers, in keeping with existing school colours, include reference to the founding year 1821 and/or the 200th Anniversary, and use an existing symbol or something which is distinctly Villiers.

Thank you to all students who took the time to enter this competition.  We received 45 creative and imaginative original entries from students ranging from Form I (age 12) to Form VI (age 18).  Some students produced excellent digital design projects, while others submitted outstanding hand-drawn logos. The entries were anonymised and an unbiased adjudication was carried out by a judging panel which included representatives from the Board of Governors, the Alumni & Friends Committee, parents and staff.  Ten designs have been shortlisted and are included here. 

To note, the winning design has been identified in advance of the release of this magazine to protect the impartial nature of the adjudication system, and will be announced by Ms. Storey at a later date. The winning student will then be invited to collaborate with the school to create a final version of the temporary school logo.  He / she will be awarded a €100 gift certificate for Silkes Art & Crafts and recognized at Prize Day in September 2020.  The winning design may be reproduced on school stationary, on the school website, on local media and on school social media platforms during the 200th Anniversary year.Special thanks go to Silkes Arts & Crafts, who are sponsoring this design, and to Ms. Geraldine O’Brien for her involvement in the competition and her ongoing encouragement and support of her Art students. It is important to note that, while there is only one winner, all shortlisted designs may be shared on school social media and / or used for other digital and print projects that may occur during the 200th Anniversary.