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Calling All Bluejay Artists

Bluejay logo iconAugust 30, 2023

The Bondurant-Farrar Community School District is seeking former graduates and current students who are interested in creating a graphic that would be used to visually represent the district’s Portrait of a Graduate project.

The purpose of this graphic is to depict core characteristics and competencies of Bluejay students, with the chosen graphic to be displayed throughout the district and visible to students, staff, families, and community members for years to come. 

The Backstory:

Over the past year and half, the school district has worked with community members, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, parents, students and teachers to identify the essential elements that students will need as they graduate and embark on their next chapter. It is meant to be a collective vision for our students, and by creating this shared vision it will ensure that all stakeholders are able to work together to create learning experiences for students that will lead students toward that vision. This work requires all educators to take an active role to ensure our students gain the knowledge, skills, and traits to be choice ready for life’s multiple pathways. 

In June, the school board adopted the following competencies to be what we strive for our students by the time they graduate. The school district is continuing to work throughout this year to design how this will look as well as to celebrate the great elements that fall in line with these competencies. The board approved competencies for Bondurant-Farrar are identified below. 

Bluejays are:

    • Communicators
    • Critical Thinkers
    • Resilient
    • Emotionally Intelligent
    • Globally Minded

The Request:

We are seeking former graduates and current students who are interested in creating a graphic that combines the above bolded words. We believe that Bondurant-Farrar has had and continues to have a number of excellent artists who would be able to showcase their skills and talents with this project. (Current employees are exempt from this opportunity.)   

  • Examples of other district’s Portrait Graphics can be found at:

Timeline & Selection:

Submissions are due in PDF format by September 25, 2023 by 11:59 pm to, and top artwork will be identified. The top three student submissions will receive: 1st place $300, 2nd place $200, and 3rd place $100.

The winning designer will need to agree to work with the district if any small changes need to be made. If your submission is chosen as first place, it will become the property of the Bondurant-Farrar CSD henceforth. The proposed uses for the design will be for website visuals, social media imagery, letterhead, graphics in school buildings, posters, business cards, or any other way that the district deems is reasonable. 

Please note that it is the discretion of the district to use or not use the winning design based upon the need to ensure high-quality representation of the school district to the community.

Contact Us:

The district’s brand standards and style guide can be found online at If you would like to incorporate district logos and branding into your design, please contact Jess Hartgers, All other inquiries should be directed to Donovan Hill,