Osceola County logo dispute continues with no sign of school board member’s proposed student contest

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The controversy over an effort to select a new logo for Osceola County continues.

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The new logo sparked outrage when it was unveiled in early October as residents complained it wasn’t reminiscent of the county’s heritage.

In response, Osceola School Board member Jon Arguello announced a contest for students to design the new logo, saying the winning design would be presented to the county as another option.

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Arguello also said he’d offer a $500 scholarship to the winning student, but so far, there’s no sign the plan is moving forward.

Osceola County Logo Design Contest Rules

Will your child design the next county logo??? Who knows! Hello Osceola Artists! Here are the logo contest rules … Please submit your designs to jon.arguello@osceolaschools.net Please share with your friends. ALL students that attend school and live in Osceola are eligible!

Posted by Jon Arguello, Osceola County School Board Member - District 3 on Friday, October 22, 2021

Arguello announced his plan at a school board meeting in October.

According to his rules, all the designs would be shown to the public before they were narrowed down to 10.

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Then, the community and three designated judges would vote on a winner, which would then be presented to the county commission for a vote.

However, months later, there’s been no sign that any logos have been submitted or that a winner has been chosen.

Arguello has not responded to multiple requests for updates on the status of the contest.

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Osceola County Government officials have been unable to offer an explanation, citing the fact that the contest was fully Arguello’s undertaking.

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Shannon Butler

Shannon Butler, WFTV.com

Shannon joined the Eyewitness News team in 2013.