JERSEY CITY -- Five designs - ranging from a newborn’s footprints to a silhouette of a pregnant woman set against the façade of the old hospital - were selected as finalists in the "Born at the Margaret Hague" T-shirt logo design contest.
"It was extremely competitive and the committee had a very tough decision choosing the finalists," said Regina Andriolo, Executive Director of the LibertyHealth Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Jersey City Medical Center, which is sponsoring the contest. "Now it’s the public’s turn to make the final decision on the logo that will be used on T-shirts and other items associated with the upcoming ‘Born at the Margaret Hague’ reunion."
Martha Stewart, former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey, and Frank Sinatra Jr. are among the more than 350,000 babies who were born at The Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City from 1931 - 1979. The hospital, established during the administration of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague and named after his mother, has a long and storied history of famous births.
Though the hospital no longer exists, its legacy continues through Jersey City Medical Center where the hospital on the waterfront continues to welcome Jersey City’s newest "Margaret Hague Babies."
All of the final entries – whose designers’ names are being kept anonymous, said Andriolo, so as not to influence the judging – were created by Jersey City residents.
The public will now have the chance to see the five finalists by either going to the LibertyHealth Foundation website or
Facebook page. Votes may be submitted via email to
MargaretHague@libertyhcs.org. Voting will conclude at 11:59 PM, Sunday night, March 9, 2014.
The winner will receive a $250 cash prize, with the winning design to appear on T-shirts that will be made available for the "Born at the Margaret Hague" reunion. The event will be held on Friday evening, May 16th at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant, 88 Liberty View Drive in Jersey City.