Monroe County is holding a public contest to update its government seal, which is used on county buildings, official county documents, vehicular decals and the county flag.
All artists, graphic designers and creative people are welcome to participate. If a design is chosen to become the new seal, the winner will receive $500, and the prestige of having the design memorialized around the county and beyond.
The seal was last revised in 1995, to correct the year that the Florida State legislature created Monroe County. The date is July 2, 1823, but the seal had the year incorrect, at 1824.
The new seal should:
- Make the connection that Monroe County is the Florida Keys, either by wording or containing a map of the island chain.
- Boldly show the words Monroe County, which should be legible regardless of scale.
- Represent government and the island geography.
- Be dignified.
Entries also can include tweaking the current seal, to more boldly show the words Monroe County and make the connection that Monroe County is the Florida Keys.
Send all entries to Cammy Clark either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at the Murray Government Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. The deadline for submission is Feb. 26.