November 15, 2011

2012 Bicentennial Logo Design Contest: 2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years

Kamloops, B.C. – The North and South Thompson rivers have always defined the identity and shaped the boundaries of Kamloops. Even the name of our city reflects our unique location at the junction of the two rivers: in the Secwepemc language, Kamloops means "meeting of the waters".

In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the south shore of the Thompson River. In 2012, the City of Kamloops will commemorate two hundred years of shared history between the Secwepemc people and all those who came after David Stuart.

Help commemorate this important bicentennial year by entering the official City of Kamloops 2012 logo contest. Design and submit your own logo incorporating the themes explored in the slogan: "2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years". The winner will receive $1,000 or the equivalent in City of Kamloops facility passes or program credits, as well as a commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor.

The design must be:

All entries will be judged by a panel, with the winner being announced on January 4th or shortly after. The winning design will become the sole property of the City of Kamloops.

All submissions must be received by December 31st. Submissions can be e-mailed to the Kamloops Museum at or dropped off at the museum at 207 Seymour St, Kamloops BC, V2E 2E7.

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Media Contacts:
Dennis Oomen, Museum Curator
City of Kamloops