Design the TWO NEW 811 Hot Air Balloons!

Throughout 2017, Cox Utility Services Inc. has partnered with the Common Ground Alliance to promote the 811 message of safety around the country on the co-branded 811 Hot Air Balloon. The effort was such a resounding success that Cox Utility Services is underwriting two new balloons for 2018 and we are asking the CGA membership to get creative and design them!

Here are the main guidelines:

  • Submissions must include the and Cox Utility Services logos that are used on the current balloon.
  • Submissions must use the logo on two-thirds of the balloon, with the Cox Utility Services, Inc. logo on the remaining third.
  • Any combination of colors can be used, and CGA encourages the use of additional design elements.
  • All artwork needed to satisfy these requirements can be found in the toolkit posted below (Logo Files).  

All submittals are due by close of business on Oct. 31, 2017 and by virtue of submission will become property of CGA. Full rules can be found below.

The two winning designs will debut at the 2018 CGA Annual Meeting and Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., in March, with special recognition for the members who submit the selected designs. Additionally, the CGA members who submit the winning designs will receive a visit from one of the two new 811 Hot Air Balloons in 2018.

We look forward to seeing your creativity! If you have any questions, please email

811 Balloon Template
Logo Files

Download the JPEG and EPS files for the Cox Utility Services Inc. and logos to be used in your design.

Submit your design!

Click here to submit your design for the 811 Cox Utility Services Inc. Balloon.

In order for your submission to be considered, a EPS and JPEG file of your design need to be included.

811 Toolkit

The toolkit provides 811 resources for promoting the message and campaign.