Ride the Wave Logo Contest

Are you creative?

Do you care about youth mental health and wellbeing?

Then get ready for the

Ride the Wave

mental health logo design contest

for a chance to win a

$100 Visa gift card!

Sharpen your pencils or fire up your computer… the logo design contest launches on November 4, and runs until December 2, 2019.

The winning logo will be developed to become the brand of the 2020 Ride the Wave mental health campaign.


About the Ride the Wave campaign

Like waves in the ocean, life has its ups and downs. Learning to ride the waves can help us stay afloat and bring us to shore. And sometimes we need the help of a lighthouse to shine light on the path to safe harbour.

The Ride the Wave life promotion campaign, coming in 2020, will promote mental health and wellbeing among youth to help them weather the storms that life brings. The campaign will encourage young people to seek out available resources when they need it, and to reach out to others who may sometimes need their help.

We’re looking for a logo that can express the spirit of the campaign.


Who can enter the logo design contest?

You can participate in the logo contest if you’re between the ages of 11 and 24, and you live or attend school in the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, the City of Cornwall, or Akwesasne. Participants under the age of 18 require the permission of a parent or guardian to participate.

Here’s your chance to let your creative skills shine and show the world you care about youth mental health!


Logo requirements

The logo can be created digitally or be hand-drawn and scanned. All artwork must be original. We will use this graphic in a wide range of sizes, from 1.5” up to 10” or larger. This makes it a challenge to design a clear, readable logo for such varying uses, like letterhead and posters. A good test of your design is to print it on 8.5″ x 11″ paper and put it 10 feet away; can you still read everything?

Maximum size is 2000 x 2000 pixels at 72 ppi/dpi and 500 kb. All logos will need to be submitted in JPEG, PDF or PNG format, using the online submission form.



At the end of the contest, three winners will be chosen from the entries:

1st Prize (selected logo): Winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card + the opportunity to work with our graphic designer to develop the logo as the brand of the 2020 Ride the Wave life promotion campaign

2nd Prize (originality): $50 Visa gift card

3rd Prize (random draw): $25 Visa gift card

Winners will be announced in early January 2020.