Local 793 members are being reminded that there is a competition under way to design an emblem for the union.

The deadline for the competition is Sunday, March 15, 2015.

The deadline for the competition was extended because of the addition of the Territory of Nunavut to the local’s charter.

The competition is open to all Local 793 staff and members in good standing, along with their children and grandchildren.

Those who have already submitted an emblem can re-submit their entry.

First prize is $1,000. Second and third prizes will also be awarded. Movie tickets will be awarded to all those who submit entries.

The winner will be announced at the union’s general membership meeting March 22, 2015.

The winning emblem design will be used on future promotional items that are distributed by Local 793.

Business manager Mike Gallagher is encouraging union members to try incorporating the union’s current dial logo, along with the red and blue colours that are used in the logo, into their emblem designs.

The dial logo is below.

He is also recommending that members include a symbol representative of Nunavut into their designs. For more information about Nunavut, go to www.assembly.nu.ca.

Emblems can be emailed to executive@iuoelocal793.org. Please send the emblems as high resolution PDF, EPS or JPG files at 300 dots per inch. Emblems can also be mailed to:

Union Emblem Competition
IUOE Local 793
2245 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON
L6L 6X8

Please include your name, phone number and union registration number.