The theme for the 105th Annual All Schools Day celebration is “Fun in the Sun.” The first function of the planning committee, after setting a theme is soliciting designs for the 2018 ASD button contest, now under way.

The ASD button contest is open to all area residents and entries must be submitted to the ASD Committee at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce by 5 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Designers should keep the theme in mind while creating their design. A cash prize of $200 will be awarded to the creator of the winning design, which will be reproduced on the official 2018 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.)

— There is no limit on the number of colors to be used in the design.

— All artwork must be original. Original computer-generated graphics are allowed. 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

—Multiple entries by individuals are allowed.

— Design must in include the theme (in words) “Fun in the Sun,” McPherson County All Schools Day, 2018 and the artist’s signature(s).

Please submit your design by 5:00 p.m. Feb. 8, 2018 to McPherson County All Schools Day Committee c/o McPherson Chamber Of Commerce 306 N. Main McPherson KS 67460 DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS:

— 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.)

— There is no limit on the number of colors to be used in the design.

— 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): Fun in the Sun and The words: McPherson County All Schools Day and The Year: 2018 and Your signature(s) JUDGING AND AWARDS:

— First Place will be a cash prize of $200.

— Judging of entries will be done by the ASD Executive Board. o All designs become the property of the ASD Committee and may be used at the sole discretion of the ASD Committee.

— All decisions are final.

Entry forms are available at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main in downtown McPherson or online at www.allschoolsday.com.

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 ASD festival should contact the 2018 General Chairperson, Desiree Bickel at 620-654-6261.