BrightCastle Ventures LLC Logo Design Contest

BrightCastle Ventures LLC has selected their winning logo design.

For $400 they received 253 designs from 44 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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nilesoverly
United States

What We Do

Private Equity Investments as well as business consulting services

Industry

Consulting

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - stability
#2 - experience
#3 - creativity

Our Target Audience:

Business investors and business owners. I serve on private and public boards and would like to do more. Also the company is used to hold investments in operating businesses. BrightCastle as a name serves as a beacon of age and stability joined together.

Color Preferences

no preference, but probably not too wild due to the subject matter..on the other hand too conservative could show a lack of creativity.

Themes

Expensive
Serious
Secure
Refined
Exotic
Elegant

Style

Wordmark

Stylized type that may include small abstract or pictorial elements.
Pictorial Mark

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
Abstract Mark

Abstract shapes and symbols convey an idea or feeling.
Emblem

A badge that usually envelopes the logo
Famous Logos displayed under fair use to enrich the general publics' knowledge of graphic design.

Applications

Web
Print
Signs
Television
Clothing

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Discussion

Discussion

NancyCarterDesign
United States
Hello! Here are some hints for getting the most out of your contest:

~~ Rank designs daily -- this will encourage more participation.
~~ Ranking designs daily will also keep your contest from getting cluttered.
~~ The more feedback you provide, the better results you are going to see.
~~ Designers are not offended by "Not Interested"
~~ Over-use of "Not Interested" discourages participation.
~~ Ranking is a non-monitary means of showing apprecaition for designers hard work.
~~ Designers earn points for ranked designs. We like to earn points.

1st place - 50 points
2nd place - 20 points
3rd place - 10 points
4-6th place - 5 points
7-10 place - 3 points
10th on - 1 point

More detailed information on how to get the most out of your contest can be found here:
https://logotournament.com/forum/general_discussion/914
13 years ago
nilesoverly
United States
I thank all of you for so many great choices. I do like the blue, but am surprised no one has tried a "castle" in a really hot color to represent the "bright"..spent some time yesterday with some close business friends who were taken with the more subtle castle representations..not necessarily color , but like #70 and #82..that is why you may have seen my tastes shift "smaller"..thanks..Niles
13 years ago
nilesoverly
United States
Most of the newest entries have BrightCastle as Bright Castle, two separate words..This is a fully operational Delaware LLC registered as BrightCastle..rather unusual , but I like it ...so please correct, as I cannot rank any of those designs some of which are very good , highly..thanks..Niles
13 years ago
nilesoverly
United States
Hey guys...for the moment I will be shifting all of the two word logos over to the "uninterested" category because they cannot possibly work..Doesn't mean the designs are not valid..it is possible I may be extending this contest once since it ends at 6 am tomorrow and I don't plan on being as "sleepless" as I was last weekend..that should give designers ample time to correct this isssue..thanks..Niles
13 years ago
nilesoverly
United States
All of the peer review I have had ( and these are prominent people in both the design and financial world advise that the castle should be merely representational and not graphically midevil ( my fault for steering you wrong in the beginning) and simple to suggest a modern, hip but very financially stable business..color can be slightly risky as I suggest by my ranking of #107,#111, and #113..so give it a go!..thanks..Niles
13 years ago
nilesoverly
United States
Just wanted to thank everyone for terrific creativity and submissions. There were at least 50 of the entries that I wouldn't hesitate to use as my logo. With so many entries . I had a hard time keeping up so if entries ended up in the uninteresting file it was only to clean up a little bit. I did concentrate on trying to develop my top 10 very carefully. In the end I chose simplicity with a touch of elegance. I will be back with more contests in the future and I hope that all of you talented designers will participate..Thanks..Niles
13 years ago