Earlier this year, the Mississippi State athletic department asked for fan-submitted ideas for banners to hang on Davis Wade Stadium.
Submissions poured in quickly, and the winner of the contest is Chris McMillen, of www.chrismcmillendesign.com, who is based out of Starkville. The above picture is a tweaked version of his concept that MSU will hang on the stadium this year.
Talking to athletic director Scott Stricklin and the marketing staff, the decision took a bit of time with all the submissions (which can be viewed in the gallery below), and one of the big factors was the spacing of the banners once on the stadium facade.
Many of the banners, they said, were impressive in design, but the intended concepts lost some of their impact once superimposed on Davis Wade in renderings with the necessary spacing across the side of the stadium.
Spacing issues aside, the submissions are fun to look at and generally very well done. There were well over 100 submissions, all viewable below. Some were sent in pieces, rather than as one image, and while I efforted to keep them in order, a few are likely to be out of place.
Either way, enjoy; and a big thank you to Rhett Hobart in marketing for compiling all the designs.