High School Student Wins NCDA Logo Contest

By Deneen Pennington

The winner of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) logo contest is Bilal K. Hussein, a senior at North Farmington High School, Michigan. Bilal also attends Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest to study Visual Imaging under his teacher, Stephen Williams and Instructional Technician, Nick Anderson.

Hussein's design was selected from over 100 entries from across the US and will be launched at the NCDA annual conference this summer in Seattle. This is only the second logo design for NCDA. The original design has been used since the 1950s.

"The new logo retains the ideation of a global perspective of career development from the old logo, and adds an arrow to symbolize NCDA's efforts to facilitate new directions for career planning and services," states NCDA President Y. Barry Chung. "We also added a new tag line to represent the spirit of our new brand statement and mission statement."

Tag Line:

Inspiring Careers: Empowering Lives

NCDA Brand Statement:

NCDA inspires and empowers people to achieve their career and life goals. As the leading career organization, NCDA accomplishes this by providing quality resources, standards, scientific research, and public policy and advocacy.


NCDA Mission Statement:

The mission of NCDA is to promote the career development of all people over the life span. To achieve this mission, NCDA provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development, including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service.

Bilal Hussein received a plaque and cash award of $250 for his submission. He hopes to pursue a career in Graphic Design or Web Design in the future. Congratulations to Bilal and to Nancy Thelen, NCDA Midwest Region Trustee, for inspiring her students to submit the designs.

Deneen Pennington, NCDA's Executive Director, will roll out the new logo on print items as well as here on the website. NCDA wishes to thank everyone who participated in the contest. Deneen can be reached at dpennington@ncda.org.

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