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Waterworks Logo Design Contest

Logo Design Contest Submissions Have Closed.

November 7, 2022 – Live Arts Theater in downtown Charlottesville is proud to partner with Bushman Dreyfus Architects to announce a logo design contest for the 2023 Waterworks Festival: New Works on Water Street. Waterworks puts the playwright center stage for a month-long celebration of new theatrical works. 

The Waterworks logo should reflect the energy, creativity, and collaborative spirit of the festival. Live Arts is committed to cultivating diverse and imaginative stories, supporting and developing the work of emerging playwrights, and being a space for the flow of new, exciting ideas. The logo will be featured on festival merchandise, print materials, social media accounts, and more.

One design will be chosen by a panel of judges to be the 2023 Waterworks Festival Logo Contest winner. The winning designer will receive a $250 prize and two All-Access Passes for the inaugural Waterworks Festival (May-June, 2023). 

Artists and designers of all mediums, ages, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. The only rule: all artwork must be original!

By submitting to the Waterworks logo design contest, even if your design is not chosen as the winning logo, you are agreeing that Live Arts can use your design freely and indefinitely. Designs may be resized, re-formatted, or manipulated for reproduction purposes. 

The 2023 Waterworks Festival is presented by the Madwoman Project, sponsored by Pamela Friedman & Ronald Bailey, and produced under the direction of New Works Director Adrienne Oliver. Learn more at

Take the plunge: Entries are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18.  Submit your design using our online submission form. If you are having trouble accessing the form, you can submit via email using the instructions included on the following page. If you have any questions, please contact

Submit Your Design!

Submit to the Waterworks Logo Design Contest using our online submission form, linked above. If you are having trouble accessing the form, you can submit directly to Marketing Manager Katie Rogers at

If you are submitting directly via email, please include answers to the questions below and attach your design. Designs can be submitted as a digital file or a scan/photo of physical artwork. If you would like to submit multiple designs, please submit each one separately. 

Entries are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18. The winner will be notified by email and announced on the Live Arts website and social media pages.

Required with each submission:

Your name

Your email address 

If under 18 years old, you must also include the name and email address of a parent or guardian

A description of your design and the medium or software you used to create it

Your design (or a photo of your design) attached as a PDF, PNG, or JPG file 

*Please include “Waterworks Logo Contest” in the subject line of your email*

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