Keep Fayetteville Beautiful logo contest winner announced

Caroline Solloway, 10, stands next to her winning artwork inside Fayetteville City Hall Thursday morning. Solloway was joined by her grandparents Bob and Connie Crisp.

Photo: Courtesy, City of Fayetteville

Organizers of a new litter prevention group called Keep Fayetteville Beautiful chose Caroline Solloway, 10, as the overall winner of a logo contest designed to help the group create its identity.

The group is working to become a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Arkansas Beautiful. One of the initial affiliate requirements is creating a logo.

According to a recent post on the City of Fayetteville website, the city’s parks and recreation department received 45 entries, at least ten from each of the three divisions: kindergarten through sixth grade; seventh through 12th grade; and an open division.

Shiloh Bemis won the 7th-12th grade division, and Brad Williams won the open division.

Each winner received $100 gift cards from local businesses.

The Keep Fayetteville Beautiful mission statement is: Helping create pride and responsibility in our community environments. Entrants were encouraged to incorporate any and all of these ideas into their logo design.

Solloway’s design includes the letters “KFB” with the letter “f” designed to look like the trunk of a tree. A three-colored arrow circle, similar to a recycling logo, surrounds the tree.