Nixa unveils new city seal and flag
Nixa City Council has selected a winner in the contest to redesign the City of Nixa seal and flag. The winning designs were unveiled at the Nixa State of the Community Dinner held at Nixa Junior High School on November 2nd. Tracy Southard will receive the $1,000 prize for her designs.
Why change the seal and flag?
- Our current seal and flag were designed in 1987 by two unknown students from the high school art class. The city gave them each a $25.00 savings bond.
- Council decided it was time to refresh the seal and flag and update those elements of the city’s branding.
- Council opened the competition with a $1,000 prize to attract participation from design students and professionals both local and from around the nation.
How many designs were entered in the contest?
- The city received 29 entries from students, professionals, locals and from as far away as Delaware.
- Council narrowed the designs down to 6 finalists without knowing anything about the designers.
- Finalists all had the opportunity to refine their works based on individualized feedback and general guidelines.
- The 2nd round entries were highly competitive and council finally selected a winner at a special council meeting on November 1.
In order to create more consistent branding, all of the finalists incorporated some element from the City of Nixa official logo which was created by Identity Image Consulting and adopted by the city in July 2011.
The City of Nixa would also like to thank and recognize our other finalists: Kevin Brooks, Kim Grimm, Michael Peacock, Anne Marie Schudy, and Dee Thomas. They truly contributed quality seal and flag designs which presented the city with a variety of viable alternatives to consider. Nixa City Council recommends their services and vouches for their professionalism in responding to the guidelines of the contest.
Tracy Southard will also be recognized and the new seal and flag will be formally adopted at the November 27th council meeting. The Nixa Police Department will soon update their shoulder patches to reflect the new seal design incorporated at the center.