John Pappajohn Logo Design has been extended

Kyndal Reimer

For the 10th year in a row, the John Pappajohn Center is holding its Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture competition.

According to the John Pappajohn Center, the competition serves to “give small businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity and motivation to develop a systematic business plan that works for their individual needs.”

This year, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the event, the center is holding another unique competition — a logo design competition.

Students attending Drake, Iowa State, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa or North Iowa Area Community College were to create two logos for the competition.

The winner of the competition will receive $500 cash as a prize.

The first was a logo for the John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition with a banner saying “10th Anniversary.” The second logo was to be the same as the first, but without the banner, so the logo could be used for a variety of purposes. 

“The new logo competition is not only a milestone for the John Pappajohn Center, but it’s also a great opportunity for students,” said Judi Eyles, associate director for the center. “It’s a rewarding opportunity overall.”

Contestants originally had to submit their logo by Feb. 16 at midnight. However, due to complications with getting the word out, the logo competition has been extended to Feb. 23 at midnight. 

According to the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, the Pappajohn Center is “a catalyst that brings together the people and ideas necessary for launching and growing successful enterprises.”

The logo design competition is just one way that the Pappajohn Center has offered opportunities for education and learning for students across Iowa.