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SAIR Logo Design Call for Proposals

Calling all artists and inspired SAIR members! The SAIR Board of Directors (hereafter SAIR) is seeking talents from our community to design an innovative professional logo design to be revealed later this year. As we look back on the past 50 years and consider the future of higher education, we are searching for a logo that signifies the many facets of IR/IE and the states represented by SAIR.

A $400 stipend will be awarded to the winning design. Designs can be submitted by an individual or a group and only one (1) prize will be awarded regardless of group size. Submissions are not restricted to SAIR members; consider reaching out to design programs on your campus or local artists who may have innovative ideas.

Submissions must be the original work of the individual(s) and may not violate any copyrights or intellectual property rights. The winning logo will become the sole property of SAIR and will be used online, in print, and on merchandise and promotional materials.

Design Specifications

  • All designs must have a transparent background.
  • Designs must be submitted in two formats:
    • Landscape Logo: Image wider than it is tall, in both PNG and EPS file types
    • Vertical Logo: Square or slightly wide image, in both PNG and EPS file types
  • Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as in color.
  • The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.
  • It should be visually appealing on both small (as small as 2 cm x 2 cm) and large scales.

How to Submit Your Design

Designs must be submitted via email to president@sair.org no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Submissions after this date or that do not meet the specifications above will not be considered. The submission email MUST include: full name(s), institution or company affiliation, and email address for all person(s) who designed the logo.

Once all submissions are received, the SAIR Board of Directors will evaluate designs based on visual appeal, quality of design, and ease of reproduction. SAIR members will have the opportunity to provide input for the top designs and the selected design will be announced before the 2024 conference in September.


SAIR is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or otherwise unusable competition entries, including entries that are lost or unusable due to computer, internet, or electronic problems. SAIR reserves the right to cancel or modify this competition and award the prize by alternate means if fraud, intellectual property violations, or technical failure of the contest is determined at any time by SAIR, including after the competition entry submission window has closed. If the winner of this competition is determined to have violated any contest rules, they will be required to forfeit or return the prize.

SAIR is not liable, for the purposes of winner notification and prize delivery, in the event that the contest winner has provided incorrect, outdated, or otherwise invalid contact information. By entering this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these contest rules. Rule violations or failure to follow specification or submission guidelines may eliminate a participant’s eligibility. SAIR retains the right to disqualify any entry or contest entrant at any time at its sole discretion.

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The Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) is dedicated to the advancement of research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of institutions of post-secondary education. SAIR provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research. In addition, SAIR promotes the continued professional development of individuals engaging in institutional research and fosters the unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to research.