The Write Motivation Logo Design Contest

The Write Motivation has selected their winning logo design.

For $250 they received 188 designs from 29 different designers from around the world.
Contest
Logo Design Brief
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blueskybyway
United States

What We Do

Helps writers get and stay motivated to write as well as learn the finer points of the writing craft and profession, through classes, mentoring and coaching.

Industry

Media

Top Three Things to Communicate

#1 - Nurture/safety
#2 - Calm energy/quiet power
#3 - Transcendence

Our Target Audience:

Beginning and intermediate writers who want to learn how to get and stay motivated to write as well as gain confidence in their writing and become more creative.

Color Preferences

Will consider all colors, but gravitate toward blue and grey.

Themes

Colorful
Serious
Refined

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.
Letterform Mark

A monogram usually consisting of 1-3 letters.
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
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Discussion

Discussion

blueskybyway
United States
Thanks to all that have submitted so far. I'd like to see more realistic, 3D logos, if possible. #7 appeals to me because it appears more realistic than the others.
13 years ago
blueskybyway
United States
Just re-ranked the entries. I definitely prefer the more serious logos over the ones that are more cartoonish.
If this information helps, this logo will mainly be used in a companion website to my blog website www.LessonsFromTheCockpit.com. I don't mind something whimsical, however.
13 years ago
blueskybyway
United States
Nice work, everyone. In general, I like the symbol beside the words to the left, versus on top. Since the logo has to do with writing and words flow across the page from left to right, it makes more sense to me to have the symbol to the left of the words, so it is linear, with the second choice the symbol to the left of stacked words. That said, I don't want to discourage anyone from some clever design that is not linear.

Thanks.
13 years ago
blueskybyway
United States
I read some discussions on the forums that cleared up some things for me in terms of "best practices," per se, that contest holders should adhere to, so I've tried to rank all the entries (minus some of the variations) versus moving them to the non-interesting categories. I will try to give some specific feedback on the individual entries later today, tomorrow morning at the latest.

Thanks
13 years ago
2BPencil
Canada
Attention All Designers
CONTEST ETHICS

1. NO DESIGNER is allowed to offer free services in order to gain favor for a win..that includes backdoor deals in private.

2. NO DESIGNER should ever request or demand their designs to be all ranked in the top 4 spots

3. NO DESIGNER Shall try and influence the contest by berating other designers.

To the Contest Holder if any of these infractions occur please contact Admin or MOD immediately

Submission Rules
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* NO CLIPART (ISTOCKPHOTO, SHUTTERSTOCK, ETC.) EVEN IF YOU OWN THE RIGHTS.
* NO TRACING OR VECTORIZATION OF EXISTING CLIPART OR PHOTOGRAPHY (UNLESS YOU TOOK THE PICTURE)
* 350x280 pixels or (width/height ratio of 1.25:1) in JPG, PNG, or GIF format
* Only one variation per upload (example: if you want to show a logo in red, blue, and yellow. You would create and upload 3 separate files)
* No designer firm watermarks
* Neatly centered both horizontally and vertically with spacing all around. (No ugly oversized logos that hit the edges, negative space is a designer's friend!)
* No Borders - we are building a clean and consistent community portfolio.
* Your work must be created in a vector program such as Adobe Illustrator, and the final files MUST be delivered in .EPS format. Photoshop is not for logos and.


Admins & Mods will remove entries without notice for not following the above submission rules.


Scott
EastCoast Creative
Logo Tournament Moderator
13 years ago
blueskybyway
United States
Thanks for everyone's hard work. I like so many of these that it makes it a difficult choice. I appreciate all the submissions.
13 years ago