Message #147:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: CALSHPO Web Page Design Contest
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 21:51:35 -0700 

From: Nathan Stevens

California Office of Historic Preservation


BACKGROUND: The Office of Historic Preservation is currently involved in
two exciting new projects which will link together existing information on
Historical and Archaeological resources using cutting-edge Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) and Internet technology. One project, the Mojave
Desert Historical Resources Geographic Information System (MDHRGIS), will
concentrate on the Mojave Desert ecosystem area (including parts of Nevada,
Utah, and Arizona), while the other project, the California Historical
Resources Information System (CHRIS), will encompass the State of
California as a whole. For more information check out the Mojave project's
web page at or e-mail the Office of Historic
Preservation contacts below. 

These projects will produce spatially-oriented databases of historical and
archaeological information which qualified users (e.g. governmental
agencies, academic institutions, and other individuals involved in cultural
resource management) can access over the Internet. Since this will be the
first system of its kind, and a lot of people will be looking at these two
web pages, we want them to look as good as possible. For this reason we are
holding a contest to design the artwork for the web pages.

1) Contestants should design, at the very least, logos for the two web
pages and at most a full-page layout for each web page.

2) The MDHRGIS home page design should have the same look and feel as the
Mojave home page (see above for address) although it does not have to be
identical. Similar design elements or an incorporation of the Mojave logo
would suffice to meet this requirement. It should also use the desert as a
general theme. The CHRIS home page design is more open-ended as it deals
with the whole state of California (meaning it doesn't necessarily have to
look like the Mojave page).
3) Graphics for the web pages should be eye-catching, yet professional and
should incorporate both Historic and Archaeological elements. 

4). Entries should be submitted on conventional paper or on computer disk
in HTML format which can be viewed on Microsoft Internet Explorer. All
submissions will be given equal attention regardless of how simple or
complex they are and whether or not they are in electronic format. The idea
is to produce great-looking artwork, not necessarily to work out the
technical details of web page design. 

5). Send entries to:	Office of Historic Preservation
						Attention: Madeline
						P.O. Box 942896
						Sacramento, CA  94296-0001
All entries must be received by Monday, April 28th. Winners will be chosen
and notified by May 12, 1997. 

First prize winners will receive a $25 gift certificate for the California
State Parks Store. They will also be credited on the web page as the
designers of the artwork with an e-mail link if it is desired. Second prize
winners will receive a California State Parks T-shirt and third prize
winners will receive a California State Parks canvas bag .
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Madeline or Nathan at