Public votes tallied and winner selected in MyEugene’s “GoLocal Eugene” logo contest

Logo will be used for new “GoLocal Eugene” Directory, an online resource for locally owned and homegrown products, services and organizations

GoLocal Eugene logo contest winner

Today Eugene resident Jonathon Danyeur was declared the winner by public vote among 11 finalists in the “GoLocal Eugene” logo contest, which ended last week. Danyeur, will receive local prizes as well as an all-expenses paid travel package (including Hilton Hotel accommodations and recreation) for TWO to Mesa, Arizona via Allegiant Airlines. See the complete list of sponsors/prizes below.

Danyeur is a student at the University of Oregon who is majoring in Digital Art. When he’s not entering logo contests, he enjoys brewing beer, creating wooden furniture, cooking, riding his bike and exploring Eugene.

“I am both surprised and extremely excited that my logo was chosen as the winning entry,” said Danyeur. “There were some really excellent logo designs from other contestants and I have a lot of respect for the other designers who entered the contest.”

The winning logo concept – depicted above – will be finalized (and may also incorporate feedback received from the community) and then used on promotional items like T-shirts and water bottles.

The new logo will also be used on the new GoLocal Eugene Directory, an online resource for all things homegrown and locally owned, which will officially launch in late fall. Eugene organizations are welcome to sign up for a free listing in the directory now, too, during the beta testing phase.

MyEugene asked Danyeur: Why did you choose a bicycle as your focus for the winning logo concept?

“After moving to Eugene a year ago, I bought a bicycle for transportation purposes and it has become my link to the town. Riding my bike has allowed me to see local places in Eugene I had never noticed when driving and it just made sense to me: My bike is why I go local in Eugene.”

“When I go to Cornucopia, I ride my bike. When I go to Sundance Market, I ride my bike. When I go to the river or downtown, I ride my bike. I’ve even taken it to concerts at the Cuthbert Amphitheater. One of my favorite rides is when I cruise through Amazon Park to get to Willamette Street; it’s an amazing ride if you’ve never done it.”

“A lot of comments said that a bicycle didn’t represent the mission statement whatsoever, but I respectfully disagree. Literally, a bike does not mean shop or eat, but a bike is so much more than a literal object. My bike is an experience that engages me in Eugene’s culture and is the reason I feel so connected to this place,” Danyeur said.

MyEugene congratulates Jonathon Danyeur and thanks everyone who participated in the contest!

“I am thrilled to be awarded the opportunity to have my logo represent MyEugene and would have entered the contest even if the only prize was a congratulatory award,” said Danyeur. “I am extremely thankful for all of the sponsors who participated; as a college student, every prize is appreciated more than I can explain and I plan to share them with everyone.”

Thanks to the following sponsors of the GoLocal Eugene contest:

Grand Prize Package Sponsors
Special Sponsor
Local Prize Package Sponsors
  • Cozmic Pizza
    $50 Gift Card from Eugene’s longtime favorite pizza parlor and entertainment venue.
  • Capella Market
    $50 Gift Card from Eugene’s first-rate hometown neighborhood grocer.
  • Eugene Emeralds
    Game package for four to attend a 2012 regular season home game (excluding Opening Night and Fourth of July) that includes: box-seat tickets and free hot dog, chips and soda vouchers. Get ready for another gem of a season!
  • Lap of Luxury Lap Desks
    $50 large lap desk hand-crafted right here in Eugene! These local lap desks can increase your quality of life as you work, eat and play.

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Downtown library hosts free youth talent show: “Eugene’s Got Talent!”

by Mckenzie Ingram August 16, 2011

Auditions will be held day before show on August 17; signups begin at 3:30 pm

On Thursday, August 18, at 5 p.m., Eugene’s downtown public library (10th and Olive) invites kids ages 7-17 to show off their unique skills at the “Eugene’s Got Talent” youth variety show.

Auditions take place the day before (Wednesday, August 17, 5:00 p.m.), and are expected to last about an hour. Sign-ups for auditions will begin at 3:30 p.m. and space is limited.

Solo, duo, and group acts [...]

[MAP] Major road construction in Eugene this week; VMS sign on Delta goes live

by Jaculynn Peterson August 15, 2011

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The Roving Park Players present The Wizard of Oz

Friday, Aug 12
Peterson Barn Community Center (870 Berntzen Road, off Royal Ave.)

Saturday, Aug 13 – Sunday, Aug 14
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Thursday, Aug 18 – Friday, Aug 19
Campbell Senior Center (155 High Street—by Skinner Butte Park)

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by Kristina Fyrewolf August 9, 2011

Kristina Fyrewolf is a Eugene resident, student at Lane Community College, and freelance photographer.


Photo Credit: Kristina Fyrewolf

“Eating a Molten Sandwich” event creatively challenges local sound artists

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by David Ozab August 5, 2011

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Pack a picnic, bring the family, and don’t forget the camera.

Alpaca Breeders Connection (ABC), a consortium of six local alpaca farms, presents “Alpaca Summer Sunday Nights,” family events that are free and open to the public.

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Mad Duckling Theatre presents The Commedia Puss in Boots


Friday, August 5
Saturday, August 6
11 a.m.

Amazon Park

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Saginaw [...]

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Wildlife Play Hospital
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Photo Credit: Scott Landis