Logo Contest: Logo Design Contests

John Hickenlooper’s got a logo question for his Colorado Governor’s campaign:

May 21st, 2010

Which logo do you like better?

There goes Google, now taking advantage of kids in Ghana with a logo contest

April 30th, 2010

Check it out: Google opens logo-designing contest for kids in Ghana.

Google has announced an exciting international initiative for young people in Ghana and around the world called “Doodle 4 Google – I love Football”. The competition invites 4 to 17 year olds to design their own Google logo inspired by the topic “I love football”.

Newspaper makes factual error about logo contest. Article comments ensue.

April 19th, 2010

The Galesburg Register-Mail didn’t check all the facts when they wrote the article that said the Galesburg Public Library was holding a logo contest. It’s a shame, too, because I had already started writing about how a library may actually be deserving of your logo design efforts… and I want those two minutes of my life back.

So, no, it’s not the library that needs the logo, it’s the Galesburg Public Library Foundation, a new non-profit group, that does. If you’re still reading this snoozer, man, maybe you’ll want to read the article that got it all wrong.

For posterity, and because I’m in this way too deep to stop now, I saved a screenshot of the debacle. Enjoy.

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Looking for a logo contest? Rock Fest needs your talent.

April 17th, 2010

The Chippewa Herald has this report about the Rock Fest 2010′s logo contest:

Rock Fest organizers are holding a logo design contest to find a new logo.


The deadline is April 22. More information can be had at http://www.rock-fest.com/.

Read the article here.

Here’s a headline I like to see: Meth project revives art contest

April 16th, 2010

Kids in Montana are taking a stand against drugs — not only that, adults aren’t trying to wrangle work out of designers for free. In Montana, the Montana Meth Project is putting together an event like the one they did four years ago.

Logo contests, taking advantage of the vulnerable: county in Missouri pays $100 for pretty good logo

December 11th, 2009

stomwater management logo
Man, I guess this is a good thing for Boone County Missouri’s taxpayers, and the winner’s ego, but still. Athlete storms logo contest: Hunter Allen wins Stormwater Management logo contest, and $100.

Google exploits child labor with logo contests

April 21st, 2009

I’m not sure you can get any lower than this. Google exploits child labor with logo contests on their “doodle 4 google” contest.

Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to play around with our homepage logo and see what new designs they come up with. This year we’re inviting U.S. kids to join in the doodling fun, around the intriguing theme “What I Wish for the World.”

They make it seem so happy, so nice, so … free. And free is what it is: Free child labor. Stay classy, Google, stay classy.

Are there more logo contests during a recession?

February 15th, 2009

Are there more logo contests during a recession? From my sporadic searches for logo contest on Google News, well, the answer is: yes.

Celebrating 10 years of cheapness: the Online News Association (ONA)’s annual logo contest

January 25th, 2009

I’m a member of the Online News Association. I pay my dues. But, man, is the ONA one cheap bastard. Every year they ask online journalists to pony up and spend time designing a logo for them, for free, with no guarantee that anything will ever come from it. That’s devotion, right? Riiiiiiiight.

Not only that, they list some of the past winning logos in this year’s call for entries … and they forget to mention who designed the winning logo. Yes, that’s the thanks you will get. If you win, you get free admission to the ONA conference, and after the conference you will never be mentioned again.

From their website, this is how you enter:

Send your 7.125” wide by 1.125” tall, 300 dpi submissions to Danny Dougherty at ONA09logo@journalists.org with the subject “ONA Conference Logo” and you’re in! Please keep in mind that we may ask the winning artist to edit his/her design as the conference planning process continues. Acceptable file formats include PDF, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Gif, JPEG, PNG, Tiff, EPS, Freehand, SVG or as a static SWF.

Deadline is Monday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. ET.

Another fail: New Jersey paper runs logo contest news, doesn’t publish winning logo.

January 18th, 2009

This seems to be a trend with newspapers: run news about the winner of a logo contest and fail to include an image of the winning logo. “Tell, don’t show” is the rule here. Then again, this article appears with the byline “Reader-Submitted News,” which means this is all a reader’s fault. Hmmmm. Here’s the article, anyway: Monsignor Donovan student from Jackson wins diocesan logo contest.

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