Imaginosity Discovery Center

Imaginosity Discovery Center, an emerging fully-interactive combination of a
children’s museum and science center, is searching for the best young logo
design artist in Michigan. The group, comprised of Metro Detroit community
members, is holding a contest for Michigan students in K-8th grade to design,
draw and color a logo for the Center to use for their website, signage and
souvenirs. The statewide contest began on May 20th and was announced through
online channels to all public libraries’ youth departments across the State.
There will be Detroit-based celebrity judges and an online vote to help decide
the winner.
The Discovery Center, which is
currently being planned for opening in Detroit in 2016, will be a combination of
exhibits and activities of S.T.E.M.M. (Math & Manufacturing), the Arts, The
World, and The Body, The center will take a “whole child” approach to learning
in a “hands-on, minds-on” fashion geared to children twelve and younger but with
accessibility to all. It is a center for the young and the young-at-heart. The
name, Imaginosity, is a combination of Imagination and Curiosity — exactly what
children are all about.
“We are looking for
a fun, creative, and colorful design that tells the world what Imaginosity is as
a children’s discovery center and as an experience for children and families,”
says Elizabeth Cannella, founder of the group. “Imaginosity is a combination of
“STEMM”, the Arts, the World and the Body for the children of Michigan to learn
about and enjoy. It’s also about the ‘sense of community’ that we have. We’re
creating a center that represents the entire community to children, whether it
is their neighborhood or across the state or across the globe. We’re asking the
children in our wonderful state of Michigan, who are in grades K-8, to use their
imaginations to design the best logo for us. We want them to help contribute to
the creation and future of Imaginosity. We have a Youth Advisory Committee for
the Discovery Center. We call them our ‘Think Tank.’ This hardworking group has
children as young as 9-years-old helping us to design and plan our center and
our exhibits. It just naturally makes sense to have children help us design our
logo for Imaginosity as well. Some of our Detroit celebrities in the news media,
the music industry, artists and authors will help us narrow the selection down.
We will then take the top 10 designs of each grade category and give the public
a chance to vote online on facebook by liking their favorite. There are great
prizes to be won for our top three finalists. The winning logo submission will
win a brand new ‘nook HD and a membership to our center, including VIP treatment
at our Opening Gala!'”

The contest started
May 20th and runs until July 31st, 2013. Submissions can be hand-drawn and
colored or created on a computer. They must be submitted electronically along
with a signed permission form from the child’s legal guardian. The winning
design will be used for the center’s signage, website and souvenirs. All
submissions will be kept by Imaginosity and used to create a collage that will
hang in the Discovery Center when it opens. Celebrity judging will occur in
early August with the online voting happening throughout the month of August.
The winner will be announced just as the new school year begins in September.
More information, including contest details, rules, and the required guardian
permission form, can found on the Imaginosity website at
imaginositydetroit.org.

About Imaginosity
Discovery Center, Inc.

Imaginosity Discovery Center, Inc.,
was founded in 2011 by Elizabeth Cannella and incorporated earlier this year as
a domestic nonprofit. The emerging 70,000 sq.ft. center is currently being
designed and planned for opening in 2016. Its Board is actively seeking a
location in the City of Detroit. Imaginosity’s Board and committees will begin
launching their capital and exhibit funding campaigns during the Fall of 2013.
Imaginosity has a growing planning/steering committee of thirty members with
expertise in many disciplines including the Arts, education, architecture,
finance, design, life sciences, paleoecology, mechanical engineering, public
relations, and aerospace engineering.
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