I would like a creative logo that will stand out, nothing generic. However, the logo needs to be professional, nothing too cartoonish but nothing too dry either. I'd like something that can be incorporated into a business card easily. The use of color is nice too, but probably only a few (to keep printing costs down). Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the design.
This is not a requirement (in fact I'd prefer if not everyone do this just in case I don't like it), but potential bonus points go to the person that can incorporate the notion of "wide swath" into the logo. Wide swath is a radar term that basically means cover a large area. I can't really think of a creative way to incorporate this idea, that's why I'm hiring you. I've attached a couple images to demonstrate the idea, I don't really like these pictures either, but I like the idea of creatively illustrating "broad coverage" (do not incorporate these images themselves though, I do not own the rights to these images, I just pulled them off the web).
The winning designer must include the photoshop file at the conclusion of the contest. If another tool is used, and I don't have access to that tool, then the winning designer must at least include a wide range of sizes of the logo so that I can use it on t-shirts, business cards, website, banners, etc.