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Scranton Area Community Foundation Kicks Off Branding Design Contest of NEPA Equitable Transit Council

Winner to receive $1,000 cash prize!

The NEPA Equitable Transit Council, spearheaded by the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and comprised of over 90 community partners, kicked off its branding design contest this morning with a media event at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which announced the details of the contest and invited the community to participate by submitting entries.

The NEPA Equitable Transit Council is looking to create an overall brand consisting of a new and innovative name, logo, and tagline that represents the council’s various initiatives and improving access to transportation in NEPA. The branding design contest is open to amateurs, students, and professionals of all ages. Contestants need to have previously resided or currently reside within Lackawanna or Luzerne County. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize as a reward for their efforts. This prize is sponsored by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, and Geisinger’s Springboard Health. All submissions must be submitted via email to vw@safdn.org no later than 11:59 PM on July 15, 2018 and must include “Branding Contest” in the subject line. (Please note: this deadline has been extended from what was previously announced.)

For a complete listing of submission and logo requirements for the NEPA Equitable Transit Council Branding Design Contest/Call for Participation and for additional information regarding the NEPA Equitable Transit Council, click here or visit our Facebook page for the Branding Contest: https://www.facebook.com/Branding-Design-Contest-of-NEPA-Equitable-Transit-Council-120648808771438/.

Transportation barriers limit access to affordable housing, job opportunities, educational and cultural opportunities, and quality health care in NEPA. The NEPA Equitable Transit Council seeks to develop an equitable transportation strategy to address concerns, improve access, and foster greater opportunity for all people and communities across the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazelton regions.

“The NEPA Equitable Transit Council is striving to identify solutions to challenges in our community that impact many lives through a better, more equitable, transportation system. We’re excited to call out to the community for help to create our brand for the NEPA Equitable Transit Council and give us an identity that we hope will carry us for a long time,” said Laura Ducceschi, president and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which spearheads the NEPA Equitable Transit Council.

PHOTO: From left to right: Brian Ebersole, Senior Director of Springboard Health at Geisinger; Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager, Scranton Area Community Foundation; Vivian Williams, Transportation Coordinator, Scranton Area Community Foundation; Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO, Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Photo credit: Michael S. Taluto.