McPherson County All School's Day Selects Theme, button design contest underway

By ASD Committee
January 08, 2014

Although there is still a bit of chill in the air, the McPherson County All Schools Day committees are already hard at work, making plans for the annual spring event.

The theme for the 101st annual, All Schools Day celebration was recently announced as  “101 – A New Century of Fun”

The first function of the planning committee, after setting a theme, is soliciting designs for the 2014 ASD button contest, which is now under way.

The ASD button contest is open to all area residents. Entries must be submitted to the ASD Committee at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce office by Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Designers should keep the theme in mind while creating their design.  A cash prize of $200.00 will be awarded to the creator of the winning design, which will be reproduced on the official 2014 All Schools Day button and other promotional materials.  The buttons are sold to support many of the activities of the week-long event.

The design specifications are as follows:

Design must be no larger than 11 inches in diameter. (Note:  the winning entry will be reduced to fit on a button that is approximately 2 inches in diameter.)

Entries may use up to 4 colors on a white background.

All artwork must be original.  Original computer-generated graphics are permitted.  However, the use of clip art is prohibited.

Design must be camera-ready.

A brief description of your design will be permitted, though it is not necessary.  The design itself should explain the theme.

Multiple entries by individuals are encouraged.

Design must include:

The theme (in words):           101 – A New Century of Fun

The words:                             McPherson County All Schools Day

The Year:                               2014

Your signature(s)

Entry forms are available at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main and at Sunflower Bank, 120 W. Kansas Avenue, both in downtown McPherson and online at

Entries will be judged by the executive committee and buttons will be available in early April throughout the county.

Organizations in the county planning to hold events during the festival will be able to find most information on the All Schools Day website,