July 24, 2009
The 2012 Annual Conference of the Ontario Genealogical Society, hosted by the three branches within Region 8, will be held in Kingston, Ontario. The title of the Conference is "Borders and Bridges: 1812 to 2012".
Entries are invited to a competition to design a logo that can be used for all Conference 2012 publications. It should be clear and easy to read, and capable of being rendered in both coloured and black-and-white versions as well as smaller and larger scales.
The competition is open to all current members of OGS. Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 31, 2009. Please include your full name and address, telephone number, and OGS membership number.
The designer of the selected logo will receive one free registration to Conference 2012.
The following background information may guide your design considerations for "Borders and Bridges: 1812 to 2012". The War of 1812 was a border dispute between England and the United States. Issues such as borders; land settlement and pension records (on both sides of the border) of participants in the war of 1812 and other wars; immigration and migration; and genealogical resources in areas bordering eastern Ontario as well as in Ontario will be among the topics covered by speakers at the Conference. Also, genealogy is about making connections and bridges between people and families.