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The wait is finally over! LOGOLYMPIAD is back!

Background

LOGOLYMPIAD is a design contest that was started by winters in buffalo way back in 2004. It was his 1000th post project. Before you jump all over this, I have received wib's blessing to restart this contest.

The contest is broken into a series of events, with award icons for each event, as well as for overall winners. For more background information, you can use the search tool on the site to see what happened in the three previous editions of the contest.

Events will cover both sports and non-sports categories and will vary in difficulty. The scenario and set of criteria for each event will be chosen in advance by me, and all necessary information will be posted at the start of each event.

Events

Just like the original series, the LOGOLYMPIAD will consist of 14 events, one from each of the following categories:

  • Alternate Logo
  • Alternate Uniform
  • Anniversary Patch
  • Company Logo
  • Consumer Product
  • Crossover
  • Entertainment
  • Fantasy Team
  • Field Art
  • Non-sports Event Logo
  • Sporting Event Logo
  • Time Warp
  • Wordmark

as well as a bonus round at the end of the contest for the 14th event.
NOTE: These are the event categories only. Event order will be determined by a random draw.
Events will run for one full week, with two events running each week. Events will start on Mondays and Fridays, and will finish the following Mondays and Fridays. The first event will be posted on September 26.
Rules

Specific criteria will vary by event, but there is an overlying set of rules for the LOGOLYMPIAD:
  • Any registered board member may enter;
  • Participants are limited to ONE entry per event. You may enter as many or as few events as you like;
  • All entries must be your own original work, unless specified. For example, you may use existing logos and images if it is part of the event's criteria. You may not use anyone else's work for any part of your entry;
  • You may use any template you like, unless a template is provided in the event's criteria;
  • I will serve as the contest's referee, and will answer any questions about rules and event criteria. Questions must be asked within the event thread, and will be answered within the same event thread. I will NOT respond to any questions about an event in a PM, instant message or personal email, so don't contact me directly. I will be the judge to any dispute.

Anyone caught cheating or otherwise compromising the integrity of the LOGOLYMPIAD will be disqualified, stripped of awards and/or banished from future participation.

Submitting your entries

Failure to follow the guidelines could result in your entry being inadvertently (or intentionally) excluded from judging.

Entries must be emailed to logolympiad (@) gmail (dot) com prior to the set deadline. Subject line should be the event number (Ex: Event 1). Once you submit your entry, it is considered final.

Entries must be submitted as .jpg, .gif or .png formats. The file name format of the submission is: event#_yourusername.extension (Ex: event1_pollux.png). The file must be attached to your email.

All final entries must be 800x600 pixels with at least 70 pixels of white space at the bottom of the image. This means that your presentation has to fit in a 800x530 pixels window (800 pixels wide by 530 pixels high). I will NOT re-size entries that are not properly done, so make sure it's right.

Do not include your name or any other personal identifiers on your submission. Also, do not watermark your work. I will add a watermark to each entry before they get posted for judging. I will also provide each entry with a number. You are expected to keep the identity of your entry anonymous until the end of the event. If you think you know the identity of another designer, keep it to yourself. Anyone who exposes the identity of themselves or anyone else will be DQ'd.

I will NOT contact you if your entry is wrong, therefore make sure that you comply to these guidelines before submitting your entry.

Judging/Awards

In order to encourage participation, I have decided to drop the first round of judging via secret ballot.

The voting will be open to public voting once the event is officially over. Once the finalists have been posted in the event thread, voting will be open for 3 days.

Judging is open to all board members registered BEFORE September 1st. This is to ensure no one is voting for themselves under an alternate login.

Members may vote once per event and may not vote for their own entry (I'll know if you did, and will not count your vote). You may not disclose the identity of any of the designers of the entries until voting closes.

Voting will be via the 3-2-1 points method. Voters will be asked to post their choice for a gold, silver and bronze winner. Gold votes are worth 3 points, Silver worth 2, Bronze worth 1.

What's at stake

Medal icons will be awarded at the conclusion of voting to the top points-earners, based on the above scoring system. Results will be posted in the event thread.

In the event of a tie, multiple medals will be awarded, at the expense of lesser-value medals. If there are two gold winners, no silver will be awarded; if there are two silvers, there will be no bronze.

Champion icons will be presented to the top overall winners at the end of the LOGOLYMPIAD and will be determined by total points from weighted medal values - 3 points for each gold, 2 for each silver, 1 for each bronze.

Winners can download the posted medal icons for use in their signatures and on their own websites. Please do not link to the images. If the contest is delayed because the LOGOLYMPIAD account goes over the bandwidth limit, there'll be trouble.

A complete list of event-by-event medal winners and overall standings will be posted in this thread and updated at the close of each event.

The party starts on September 26. Get some rest until then.

And with that, I hereby declare these games... OPEN!

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Event 1: Wordmark - Full album

Bronze: Cola - Entry 6

Silver: sparky chewbarky - Entry 18

Gold: officeglenn - Entry 5

Event 2: Field Art - Full album

Bronze: mockba - Entry 7

Silver: officeglenn - Entry 1

Gold: CAB - Entry 6

Event 3: Non-Sporting Event - Full Album

Gold: sparky chewbarky - Entry 2

Event 4: Alternate Uniform Event - Full Album

Bronze: eRay - Entry #4

Silver: kurpit - Entry #14

Gold: Gordie - Entry #11

Event 5: Time Warp - Full Album

Bronze: eRay - Entry #8

Silver: CAB - Entry #4

Gold: sparky chewbarky - Entry #10

Event 6: Entertainment - Full Album

Gold: CAB - Entry #1

Event 7: Fantasy Team - Full Album

Bronze: gfonk04 - Entry #2

Silver: kurpit - Entry #5

Gold: CAB - Entry #3

Event 8: Company Logo - Full Album

Bronze: Firefly - Entry #6

Silver: CAB - Entry #3

Gold: drdougfresh - Entry #1

Event 9: Sporting Logo - Full Album

Silver: Firefly - Entry #3

Gold: GoNordiques - Entry #2

Event 10: Anniversary Patch - Full Album

Bronze: Firefly - Entry #7

Silver: CAB - Entry #4

Gold: BrandMooreArt - Entry #5

Event 11: Alternate Logo - Full Album

Silver: Firefly - Entry #2

Gold: chickenfish13 - Entry #1

Event 12: Consumer Product - Full Album

Gold: Firefly - Entry #1

Event 13: Crossover - Full album

Silver: Firefly - Entry #3

Gold: CAB - Entry #2

Event 14: Bonus - Full album

Gold: Firefly - Entry #1

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I'm in. But, can I get some clarification on what exactly the events "crossover" and "time warp" are.

A crossover is a uniform concept for a team in a different sport. So a Philadelphia Phillies hockey uniform, for example.

A time warp is a uniform concept for a team in a different time period. Like what if the Florida Marlins existed in the 1930s?

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Are we doing one event at a time with a set deadline for each event?

Events will run for one full week, with two events running each week. Events will start on Mondays and Fridays, and will finish the following Mondays and Fridays. The first event will be posted on September 26.

Basically, events will overlap. Since there are 14 separate events, if they didn't overlap, that would mean a 14 weeks contest, over 3 months. The idea of a shorter time frame is also to keep you on your game.

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Are we doing one event at a time with a set deadline for each event?

Events will run for one full week, with two events running each week. Events will start on Mondays and Fridays, and will finish the following Mondays and Fridays. The first event will be posted on October 3.

Basically, events will overlap. Since there are 14 separate events, if they didn't overlap, that would mean a 14 weeks contest, over 3 months. The idea of a shorter time frame is also to keep you on your game.

Oh, OK

I must have just read over that part. I didn't mean to make it seem like I didn't read the OP, I just missed that part.

I know I hate it when people ask questions that are clearly stated in the original post of contest like this one.

Thanks for not being a dick about it.

Oh, and...

@ Ice_Cap

I figured that was what those two "events" were, I just wanted to be sure... Thanks.

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Man, I am going to have trouble finding time in the next couple months, but I will have to for this! I think the last contest I was involved in was the CCSLC apprentice. I think there are a larger number of guys here that can produce quality designs than there have been in the past. This should be fun!

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