Dear Designers, This is it! That fun design job you have been looking for. If you love the wilderness, the adventure it fosters, the sense of respect for and wonder of nature it leaves you with, then this is the contest for you. Possible items to include in design: Background: Pine trees, birch trees, lake or stream, grey rock outcroppings, hills, but no mountains, tan/brown ATV trail, an ATV with rider wearing a helmet, Moose, Bear, Fox, Common Loon, Beaver, Owl, wolf, Lynx, Deer, Eagle. Logs or sticks, boulders, arrows, compass pointers, N for North, fishing rod, walking stick, rifle, camera, backpack, binoculars are all possible elements.
We are a group of responsible All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) users and cabin owners that are "stepping up" at the request of local government and enthusiasts to develop legal trails in an absolutely amazing wilderness park that is under threat to have all ATV activity banned to the detriment of many people. The park is vast and the proposed ban would leave many square miles of the park inaccessible. Some of these trails have been used and enjoyed for decades, but could all be shut down if we do not act quickly. Nopiming is the indigenous peoples name for this area of the beautiful and rough Canadian wilderness which became the official name of the park we are developing and legalizing trails in. i.e. Nopiming Provincial Park. The name itself translates into "Entrance to the Wilderness" and is perfectly suited to the area and could be a slogan to incorporate? Nopiming Park is used for many purposes. Among them fishing, hunting, hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, a few lakes with cabins on them, tent and trailer camping, canoe routes, trapping, prospecting, a not for profit camp for inner city youth, specialized NATO wilderness military training, wilderness outfitters, and general wilderness enjoyment. The southern region of this vast park is where 4 lakes have been developed to allow cabin owning families a spot 2 hours from the city to retreat from hectic city life, have sanctuary, and exploration adventure . I should note that these cabin owners are not the kind of folk that build monster cabins to compete with their neighbors to show how successful they maybe, but instead rejected the proposed paving of the access highway to keep those types away. The opted instead to focus on a more rustic wilderness creed where face to face relationships, time immersed in nature, and offline real world activity are top values.
Our club has been formed to promote RESPONSIBLE ATV use in the area, and since overnight camping is generally not allowed beyond specifically designated canoe routes, our ATV trails will allow people to explore in a day what would otherwise be unavailable. We promote the respect for nature, and the joy of exploration/adventure. By developing trails to connect the 4 lakes we also hope to promote a stronger sense of community for cabin users and campers. Key wildlife in the area, which could certainly be part of the design are black bears, common loons, moose, wolves, beaver, red fox, lynx, bald eagles, hawks, as well as many fish(Northern Pike, Pickerel, small mouth Bass, Trout.....). You can see below the images we like, but also want to note a recent idea we had. A compass outline showing 4 quadrants in an + shape to the circle to show the names of the 4 lakes. The top left labelled Bird Lake, top right Davidson Lake, bottom right Flanders Lake, and bottom left Booster Lake. Alternatively Bird on top, Davidson right,
Flanders bottom, Booster left side if you make an X through the compass with fishing rod and a walking stick? or a paddle and a rifle?? This image could be surrounded by wilderness including pine or birch trees which are prevalent, grey granite rock outcrops/hills (but no mountains as we don't have any), streams, lakes and wildlife and a trail ahead that is inviting? Possibly an ATV at the center or on top of the compass?
Also note that we don't want any images of a raging ATV blowing through a stream at high speed... Responsible respect for nature please...
The trails will be used by hikers, cyclists, horse back riders, snowmobilers in winter, etc, so we are just developing and maintaining these trails.
I think this helps you get the idea of what we are about and our passions. The challenge before you is to captivate it into a great logo. I look forward to and thank you in advance for the creative work you will do to give our identity some definition! Once you are done come visit our park!