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Directors Message - Suicide Prevention Program Campaign

Suicide Prevention Program Logo Contest

Dear Washington Residents,

We need your help to end suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF). With the rates of SMVF suicides showing no decrease in recent years, we need to work together to support our Veteran and Military community.

Your WDVA has a new Suicide Prevention Program which leads the Washington State Governor’s Challenge to end SMVF suicide.  We work collaboratively with local, state, and federal organizations as well as the community to provide outreach and workshops to emphasize suicide prevention, lethal means safety, and military cultural competency.

Suicide prevention begins and ends with the community! That’s why we need you to assist us in the design of a logo to represent this program.

This logo will become part of history as we support each other and will forever be the face of our program.

If you wish to be part of this monumental project, I encourage you to submit your designs for consideration.



Do you have a love for art or design, enjoy working with our military communities, and want to be a part of the suicide prevention efforts in Washington state?

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a branding competition, effective IMMEDIATELY, to design a brand/logo to represent the Washington State Governor’s Challenge to end Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, and the Suicide Prevention Program within the WDVA. The criterion for the logo is as follows:

Anyone is permitted to submit their design; however, we ask that all designs are appropriate and free of indecency/profanity, submissions considered as inappropriate will not be considered in the competition. We also reserve the right to combine/edit submissions if deemed necessary.

If interested, we request you submit your design, with the subject line titled “Branding Campaign” to Eric Burns (eric.burns@dva.wa.gov) no later than 28 February 2022 for review and selection of the winner(s). The winner(s) of the competition will see their design implemented across the state and will be provided promotional material with their design on it as a thank you for their hard work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Eric Burns at the email listed above.

We look forward to your submissions and thank you for your efforts to uphold the values of the WDVA in serving those who served.”