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GSA and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments SponsorAlternative Fuel Logo Design Contest

GSA #9513

September 1, 1998
Contact: Eleni Martin (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Alternative Fuels Partnership (MWAFP) are sponsoring a contest for an original logo design for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).

The goal of the contest is to design one logo representing AFVs powered by natural gas, electricity, propane, ethanol, methanol, or other non-petroleum-based fuels. Open to all Federal employees and the general public, the contest winner will receive $1,000. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entries must be received by October 15, 1998.

Designs must be two colors (black and white are acceptable) and submitted on a piece of white 8.5" x 11" paper or art board with one-inch margins on all sides with the entry form affixed on the back. The design must be an original creation�copyrighted material is unacceptable. Consideration will only be given to designs that do not promote a particular AFV model, alternative fuel, or organization. Entries will be judged on: (a) logo clearly conveys the contest goal (50%); (b) originality of design, a new way of looking at AFVs (20%); (c) creative expression (20%); and (d) suitability of logo for printing in various formats, including posters, bumper stickers, etc. (10%).

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) requires the Federal government to procure large numbers of AFVs in the coming years as a means of fostering energy security and a cleaner environment. GSA plays an important role in facilitating government's implementation of EPACT through its governmentwide vehicle policy, acquisition, and management functions. Since 1991, GSA has purchased approximately 20,000 alternative fuel vehicles for Federal agencies.

In 1991, the Metropolitan Washington (DC) Council of Governments formed the Alternative Fuels partnership to address the growing concerns surrounding the connections between transportation fuels, the environment, and our energy security. The partnership is a public-private group organized and staffed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Complete contest rules are on the Internet at or available by contacting GSA's Patrick McConnel at (202) 501-2362 or MWAFP's George Nichols at (202) 962-3200.

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