The representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers, ski-tourers and those hiking in Scotland, whether they live there or just enjoy the Scottish mountains is looking for a new logo to go with its new name.
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland announced last month it was to change its name to Mountaineering Scotland.
Alongside the new name, the organisation will be introducing a new logo and visual identity – and it is inviting members and the public to come up with ideas in a design competition.
‘We want our visual identity to be clear’
Chief Executive Officer David Gibson said: 'Like the name, we want our new visual identity to be simple, clear and reflect what we do. As the MCofS we have represented the interests of clubs and members since 1970.
'We are proud of our heritage and achievements. Mountaineering Scotland now has over 13,000 members and 140 affiliated clubs, and we recognise that times are changing and tailoring our brand to new audiences is essential.
'We don’t want to rush this as we are keen to take a creative approach and gather a wide range of ideas along the way. We were impressed by the high quality of proposals we received when we opened up our MCofS Awards trophy design to Scotland’s artistic community and would like to do the same with our new logo.'
Designs from professional and amateurs are welcome
Designers professional and amateur are invited to enter via Creative Scotland’s Opportunities at opportunities.creativescotland.com.
Mountaineering Scotland is hoping its members and potential members will also contribute designs. David added: 'Don’t worry if you are not a professional designer or artist. If you have the nugget of an idea in your head, you can sketch it out by hand, or in any online drawing software, and scan, email or post it into us.'
£300 voucher and a year’s free membership for the winner
Anyone entering the competition will have until Friday 30 September to submit their designs, which will be used to shape the organisation’s final logo artwork. The most compelling design will win a £300 voucher for the outdoors retailer of the winner’s choice, along with a year’s free membership.
The judging panel will include the founder and owner of popular walking website Walkhighlands, Paul Webster, and noted young Scottish climber Robbie Phillips.
How to enter
Details of how to enter the competition can be found on the Mountaineering Scotland website at www.mcofs.org.uk.