EngSoc seeks new logo

Logo competition one of EngSoc’s attempts to boost engagement within Queen’s engineering

The EngSoc Engagement Committee is working to increase engineering student engagement.
Students are competing to have their design become the new Engineering Society (EngSoc) emblem. 
Launched by the EngSoc Engagement Committee, the logo competition will culminate with engineering students voting for their favourite design. The chosen new logo will be used for merchandise, marketing and promotion—EngSoc’s original crest will remain in usefor official contexts. 
Submissions close on Nov. 13 at midnight. 
“The idea with this new logo is having something students can feel they are tied to. Anyone in engineering can submit a design, and everyone in engineering gets to vote on it,” Jonah Opler, chair of the EngSoc Engagement Committee, said in an interview with The Journal. 
“Moving forward, the crest will sort of become used for official documentation […] because the current crest includes the old Queen’s crest on it. There are sometimes issues with the trademark office.”
The competition features prizes for students who submit designs, students who vote for a logo, and for the competition winner. 
The winner will receive free EngSoc merchandise, a Ritual line skip, a special bar for their faculty jacket, a mug engraved with the logo, a plaque in the EngSoc student lounge, and bragging rights. 
Everyone who submits a design will also be entered in a raffle to win a $15 Tea Room gift card.
While students get full creative freedom, the logo must include the EngSoc purple and yellow and should represent the Queen’s engineering community. 
“I feel like there’s definitely been a lot of buzz. I’m very excited. Just hearing people talk about it—I feel like we’ve gotten a pretty good number of submissions,” Sarah Goldin, EngSoc director of communications, said in an interview with The Journal. 
The Engagement Committee—new this year—aims to re-excite the engineering community at Queen’s after the pandemic. 
“There’s been a decrease in student engagement over the years. I think COVID-19 really exacerbated that. [The Engagement] Committee is seeking to address that little by little,” Opler said.
“We have four pillars, through which we are looking at this engagement issue: involvement, connection, community, and awareness.” 
For its next project, the Engagement Committee is renewing the EngSoc lounge. The lounge is open on the first-floor of the Integrated Learning Centre (ILC)  to all students every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“We want to make it more inviting, more exciting, and accessible to anyone. Because really, any engineering student or anyone should feel welcome.It’s a place to come hang, so we’re hoping to give it another refresh,” Opler said. 
Opler and Goldin encouraged everyone with an idea to submit a logo design. 
“You get to potentially create the logo that will emblemize our community. It’ll be part of Engineering Society history,”Opler said. “You also get some cool stuff.”
Students can submit their designs here.

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