And the Winner Is…
Mickena Guillaume of Cedar Rapids Iowa, designer of the new Disneyana Fan Club logo.
Mickena’s design, full of fun, fantasy, and whimsy—just like the Disneyana Fan Club—was one of over 50 entries in our New Logo Design contest. NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club V.P. Media Relations and Communications, Chuck Oberleitner, supervised the competition.
Hand-drawn entries were scanned and, along with digital submissions, assembled into a password-only accessible online album for review by contest judges across the country. To help ensure impartiality, only a unique ID number identified each entry. Artists’ names were withheld, and judges, while encouraged to discuss their feelings about the various submissions, were asked not to identify anyone whose work they might know of or recognize.
The members of the Media Relations and Communications (MR&C) committee—Bob Welbaum, Scarlett Stahl, Greg McNaughten, David Schiller, and Joshua Benesh—participated in the first selection round. In a process similar to what’s known as “Instant Runoff Voting,” the committee was asked to vote for their top five choices from among the contenders.
Once the MR&C committee’s votes had been tabulated, that information, along with the access codes for the online album, was given to the NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors. Each of the members of the Board was asked to review the entries and the MR&C committee’s recommendations and then submit their top five choices.
In the final analysis, entry number DFCLT-1008 was the clear first place choice by a margin of three to one. Additionally, in the overall voting, across all five choices, it was the single most often selected entry.
On February 6, Chuck Oberleitner put a motion before the NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club Board of Directors to formally adopt entry DFCLT-1008 as the official new logo of Disneyana Fan Club.
On February 14, NFFC–Disneyana Fan Club President Gary Schaengold announced he had received a report from Secretary Koko Witz, which stated that the motion to adopt the new logo had been adopted by a vote of seven in favor of adoption, four opposed, and two abstentions.
Up until that time, only two people knew the identity of the designer of entry DFCLT-1008: MR&C V.P. Oberleitner, and board and MR&C committee member Joshua Benesh. You see, Mickena Guillaume is Joshua’s sister.
Both Mickena and big brother Joshua were excited to learn that she was the designer of the new Disneyana Fan Club logo.
“As you can see, Disney has not only inspired my creativity as an artist,” said Mickena, “but also helped to shape who I am as an individual. Winning this contest means more to me than can be imagined, to be part of something you have always had, have, and always will have such a great passion and love for…it doesn’t get better!”
There will be more with and about Mickena and her winning logo entry in an upcoming edition of the FantasyLine Express.
Source: www.nffc.org Web Site