PlainsChurch Logo Design Contest

PlainsChurch has selected their winning logo design.

For $300 they received 185 designs from 27 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
Hide
dwnjdn
United States

What We Do

We serve farmers and rurbanites (rural commuters) and the communities that support them.

Industry

Religious

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Rural
#2 - Energetic
#3 - Growing

Our Target Audience:

Our target audience are families between the ages of 25 and 40 with children. They are either farming families, or rural residents that commute to nearby Wichita, Kansas and work in either medical or aviation industries. Rural isn't what it used to be, they have satellite, DSL, and are at the malls every weekend. They are conservative in spending and politics. Though everything about our community says "just getting by" they have tastes and passions that want to break out and make a difference. Our church is ambitious and wants to be a model for other ministries of similar setting.

Color Preferences

FLEXIBLE!!!

We want to see your concepts most.

Consider (but you're not bound) earth tones like green and brown...2 of our 3 buildings are green, 1 is brown rock. Our landscape is brown in the winter (nothing but soil) and green in the spring gold in the harvest.

Our Ideas and Additional Information:

First and foremost we want an extractable trademark.

Ours is a farming community.

I want a trademark more than anything else. I would prefer something that is cheap to put onto sign lightboxes, print, embroider, etc. As much as I like 4 color process, I want the logo to look great in cheap screenprints and b&w xerox prints. BUT don't let that stifle your creativity...if you can knock my socks off with a 4-color process design, I'd rather pay the premium on printing to have the logo of our dreams...

While I like the amazon.com concept the best up above, I have 2 signing fixtures that are round, 1 square, and 1 rectangle. An emblem to fill the round ones or at least a trademark to put on them is great.

Our name is Plains Church but it's OK to say PlainsChurch and subtly add the .org in homage to our website that doesn't exist yet.

In fact, incorporating our website (plainschurch.org) is a plus.

See the following page to get an idea how some template logos incorporate different church themes.
http://www.outreach.com/print/List.asp?sid=4A04C78012B8617F&N=41+15&shopper_id=3732330032%2F5%2F2009+8%3A51%3A39+AM

File formats must at least be .eps and .jpg but may include others.

Themes

Masculine
Economical
Modern
Sporty
Simple
Colorful
Necessity
Serious
Commonplace
Adventure

Style

Wordmark

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

Literal or representative imagery is used to symbolize the brand.
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
Clothing

Entries
Order by Ranking Entry Number

Contest Entries

Order by Ranking Number
2nd
3rd

Withdrawn

Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.
Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.

Withdrawn

Prefers others.
1 2 3 4

Discussion

Discussion

dwnjdn
United States
#1 is definitely on the right path. the shade of green needs to change...less like pea green and more like the green in #14 ...like grass. I like the contemporary nature of #1's graphic, as well as the style of wheat head.
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
I love how .org is incorporated in #11 - #15
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
I like the use of more creative fonts. The attempt to incorporate an extractable trademark is much appreicated and welcome.

You artists can feel free to get away from wheat if you can convey rural in an alternative means.
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
Overall, the greens are a bit too yellow or lime-like to me. A darker green (not necessarily forest but true green as you would see in an 8 color Crayola box) is perferred.
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
I like the creativity of #26 and #41 in that they go off the beaten path with graphics. #26 is almost freehand...I really like that. #41 is a rural interpretation of a cross...that's a cool path that we'd like to see more of

If you feel constrained by my brief, let's see your artistic impression of the name "PlainsChurch"...as you would draw it if you created the brief yourselves.
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
Great adaptations everybody, even changing your own submitted designs is providing such great possibilities to the whole contest!
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
I'm liking #34 wheat graphic a lot.
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
What tremendous concepts! If I haven't moved you over to uninterested, you're still in the running!
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
Why I like #123 - The concept is simple and yet says a mouthful...it truly "reflects" our focus-the fields of Kansas. It communicates refreshing, outpouring, thirst-quencing, baptism...great statements of faith without any words whatsoever.
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
Why I like #152 -

It is a church without walls. Our sanctuary is the two fields (one growing, one yet untilled) of Harper and Sumner counties. It inspires hope from the sunrise and signifies that change starts within the church and is not contained by walls...because there are none on our church...AWESOME
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
Why I like #154 & #155

One of the strongest statements of our rural mission, same hope with the sunrise as mentioned above. BUT VERY PRACTICAL...notice how the concept is not lost when we go from gradients in #154 to the solid, easily embroidered colors of #154....OUTSTANDING!
13 years ago
dwnjdn
United States
#158 has an unplowed field at the horizon...signifying our work is never done...great!
13 years ago