Public Design Contest for New City of Sarasota Seal Opens May 1

The existing seal dates back to the city’s incorporation in 1902.

By Staff April 25, 2022

The City of Sarasota is inviting the community to submit designs for a new city seal when a public design contest opens May 1. The purpose of the contest is to allow the larger community to play a role in the development of Sarasota’s evolving brand. The existing seal, which features marine life, coastal imagery and the words “May Sarasota Prosper,” is used on official city documents and dates back to the city’s incorporation in 1902. The city seal differs from the city logo, which features a silhouette of the statue of David and was adopted in 1988. 

The city has partnered with registered benefit corporation DreamLarge to conduct community outreach efforts that include the seal contest and last month’s public survey on how the community sees Sarasota. The seal design competition is open to all, regardless of age, skill level and background. The top five submissions will be selected by a panel of community members and will be presented to the city commission later this summer. Might we suggest a design featuring a mullet?

To submit entries online and view contest guidelines, click here.

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