“Take Back the Night” 2017 Logo Competition

The Wayne State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) and First Step invite graphic designers, artists and creative individuals to participate in a unique design contest that combines creativity and community service. COSW and First Step will host a Take Back the Night event on April 19, 2017, and need your help! 

Why? In communities across the globe, survivors and supporters take to the streets in unity to speak out against sexual violence during TBTN. To gain and show collective support, organizers typically develop a theme and logo that are integrated into information and flyers that will distinctly capture the purpose and nature of the event. We wanted to create a unique opportunity for designers, artists and others with distinctive talents to become involved in this event and to make an impact on the community and efforts to end sexual violence.

What's the theme? The theme for 2017 is “Consent Matters”. Discussions about consent- what it is, how to get it, what it isn’t – are imperative to ending sexual violence. This theme was chosen to foster and highlight those discussions and create a culture of consent within Wayne State University and the surrounding community.

What do you need to do? There is a a limited amount of time to review, select and move the selected logo design into production; therefore, all those interested, submit your proposed logos—in JPEG or PDF format—to rachel.kollin@wayne.edu by February 6, 2017.

About Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an international march and rally organized to educate individuals and communities about sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. COSW organizes this event every April, which is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

We hope that you will take a moment to help create the momentum needed to make this movement. Even if you have never marched, rallied or participated in such an event before, your time and talents can help make a critical difference on the WSU campus in Detroit, and in the lives of survivors all across this community. For more information, contact rachel.kollin@wayne.edu.