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NAACP Youth And College Division Taps Nation's Youth For Logo Redesign


Baltimore, MD -- The NAACP Youth & College Division is giving those with a knack for art and a desire to be a part of history a chance to put their talent on display.

 

Sponsored by YUM! Brands, the organizations, "100 REMIX" campaign has kicked off a logo competition to create a new logo for the NAACP Youth & College Division. "We are looking for a logo that encompasses our rich 100 year history, but showcases our forward movement", says Stefanie Brown, National Director, NAACP Youth & College Division. "Our Youth & College Division is made of 12-25 year olds and we want a logo that represents our membership."

 

The contest is open to anyone who is between the ages of 12-25 years of age. To enter, participants are asked to create a logo integrating the words, 'NAACP Youth & College Division' and upload their designs at www.100remix.com.

The winning design will be unveiled at the "100 REMIX Town Hall Event" at the 2010 NAACP National Convention, in Kansas City on July 12th, and serve as the official logo of the NAACP Youth & College Division. In addition, the winner will receive Taco Bell for one year, a $500 cash prize, a complimentary membership to the NAACP Youth & College Division and bragging rights.

The cut-off date for the contest is July 1, 2010. The Official contest rules are available at www.100remix.com


ABOUT '100 REMIX':
"100 Remix" is a two-year-long campaign developed by the NAACP Youth & College Division and sponsored by YUM! Brands. The mission of "100 Remix" is to broaden the NAACP's appeal to a younger audience and to get 25,000 people to sign the "100 REMIX" pledge at
www.100remix.com.

ABOUT YUM! BRANDS:
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with nearly 36,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories. The company is ranked #253 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues in excess of $10 billion in 2007. Four of the company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza, Mexican-style food and quick-service seafood categories, respectively. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened about four new restaurants each day of the year, making it the largest retail developer in the world. The company has consistently been recognized for its reward and recognition culture, diversity leadership, community giving, and consistent shareholder returns. For the second year, the company launched the world's largest private sector hunger relief effort in partnership with the United Nations World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies. To date, this effort is helping to save over 3.4 million people in remote corners of the world, where hunger is most prevalent. For more information, please visit www.yum.com.

ABOUT NAACP:
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. Please log onto
www.naacp.org for membership information.

ABOUT NAACP YOUTH & COLLEGE DIVISION:
Since its creation in 1936, the NAACP Youth and College Division has played an integral role in advancing the fight for equality and justice. The Division was formed largely due to the organization's belief in the development of a new generation of civil rights leadership. Currently, there are more than 30,000 young people representing 600 Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in social justice advocacy by addressing local and national issues including education, economic empowerment, health, juvenile justice, and voter empowerment.

The role of the Youth and College Division in the development of future leaders is evidenced in its distinguished list of Youth and College alumni. Many of the NAACP's prominent leaders began their careers in civil rights as youth delegates for the organization. Roy Wilkins, Vernon Jordan, Andrew Young, Patricia Harris, Thurgood Marshall, Ralph Bunche, and current NAACP Chairman of the Board Julian Bond as well as many others served their apprenticeships in the Association's Youth Councils and College Chapters.


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