LAKE CHARLES — Charles Stevenson, a 2011 visual arts graduate of McNeese State University from DeRidder, has won the McNeese Autism Program logo design contest, according to a release from the university.
Stevenson, a graphic designer at Signs Now, received a $100 McNeese Bookstore gift card. His winning design was inspired by the national symbol for autism – a puzzle pattern, which reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum, the release states.
"I wanted to create a logo that would clearly represent autism and communicate the services offered by the McNeese Autism Program," said Stevenson in the press release. "I wanted something that is easily recognizable."
The contest entries were reviewed by a panel of judges that included students, faculty, staff and alumni, the release states.
The top three logos were placed on Facebook for judging. The winning logo was then selected by the panel with the popular vote from Facebook weighing in as a significant deciding factor.