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2016 Neewollah Logo Contest Winner

Stacey Yakshaw, 2016 Neewollah Generalissimo, is excited to announce this year's Neewollah logo contest winner is Taylor Jurski. "While merging "The Little Mermaid" and Neewollah together posed to be a challenge, we found Taylor's design to be the unusual mix we could use to represent our festival," stated Yakshaw.


Jurski lives in Overland Park, Kansas, where she is the director of Marketing and Communication for Northwestern Mutual. Although this was her first time entering the logo contest, Jurski has a deep connection to Neewollah. A native of Independence, she was active in many Neewollah events growing up. She made her stage debut as an orphan in the 2001 Neewollah musical "Annie" and was often backstage helping her mother with Neewollah musical cast hair. She also participated as a Neelah Deb as well as a Queen contestant. "I love the appeal of the Disney themed musical'" said Jurski. "It was a favorite of mine growing up and I feel it has something for everyone to enjoy."


The Neewollah Logo Committee co-chairs Stacy Near and Lori Shaw would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Neewollah logo contest!

2016 Neewollah Logo Contest

"Neewollah: Be Part of Our World!"

The Neewollah Logo Committee is starting Neewollah off with a splash with the 2016 LOGO CONTEST!! 

Generalissimo Stacey Yakshaw has adapted the theme "Neewollah: Be Part of Our World!" from this year's musical "The Little Mermaid." Disney's 1989 feature animation, "The Little Mermaid," is based on the classic Hans Christian Anderson Story about a curious teenage mermaid princess.  "I am really excited about this year's musical and theme," said Yakshaw, "The show holds much sentimental value as it was my children's favorite growing up."

Artists of all ages are encouraged to use their imaginations to create an adventure in Neewollah.  Entries for the logo should incorporate the theme and are limited to black and white drawings with no pencil work so do not flounder.  Designs must be scaled to the actual size of the button as displayed on entry forms.  So do not scuttle you entry by not meeting the size requirements!  Emphasis on symbolism rather than realism will be a legendary success!  Entries are professionally and anonymously judged and the winner receives $100 cash as well as published recognition.  Entries will not be returned and are the property of Neewollah, Inc.

Entry forms are available at below or the Independence Public Library.  


Mail forms to:  Neewollah, Inc./Logo Contest - P.O. Box 311 - Independence, KS 67301


Past Logo Winners/Designs