OSTA Logo Contest

The Winning Design

Congratulations to Connor Henkle from Gresham High School! Connor is a busy student: aside from his talent in graphic design, he is the quarterback of the football team, a member of the school choir and an honors student. Connor had this to say about his logo design:

"The blue color that dominates this modern, simplistic logo represents the teacher's professional relationship with their students. In contrast, the subtle splashes of color in the bubbling solution symbolizes creativity, an essential ingredient to student learning. While conveying a similar feel, the square logo communicates all that is needed to know, at a glance."

Thank you, Connor, and thank you to all of our student designers! Through running this contest, OSTA has seen firsthand that Oregon is full of talented students and hardworking design teachers.

Logo Finalists

Thank you to the 90 students from across the state of Oregon who submitted logo designs. We have selected 5 finalists and provided feedback on how they could modify the design to better reflect our organization. We are excitedly awaiting student resubmissions on June 9, and will make our final selection by June 16.

Below are the five logo designs that were selected as finalists. Congratulations to these hard-working student graphic designers!


Connor Henkle 
Gresham High School, Gresham
Caspar Corbeau
Sunset High School, Portland
 Trek Eriksson
Mountainside High School, Beaverton
Emily Simonson
Sunset High School, Portland 
 Audrey Gringas
Oregon Episcopal School, Portland

Logo Selection Criteria

The logo should represent the organization’s mission and goals, reflect characteristics unique to our state, as well as reflect the innovation that has evolved in the fields of science and engineering.

OSTA Mission: To promote and facilitate excellence and continued improvement in science education.

OSTA Goals: To provide our members (science teachers and leaders in Oregon) with:

  • Current, accurate and vetted science education information and resources.
  • Local and regional support and assistance for science education activities.
  • Networking with professionals to co-create, learn and advocate.

Other requirements:

Logo should be submitted in scalable vector format for high-resolution applications and JPG or PNG format for lower-resolution applications.

Logo should allow for use in both color and grayscale applications.

Logo will be featured on our website: oregonscience.org

The digital rights to the selected logo will be retained by the Oregon Science Teachers Association.

The logo should complement the color scheme on oregonscience.org.


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