Our logo should be one that would resonate with high school aged kids. It should reflect youth and a sense of adventure. We don't want something which is childish, nor do we want something which seems corporate, boring, or cliche. Our group would like to see the following incorporated into the logo: An arrowhead, a mountain range, and an old smeltering stack which overlooks our town. (See picture.) Having these in your design may give you an edge, but please feel free to be creative and omit these items if you have a different idea. We would REALLY like to see greys and blacks mixed with copper as colors. We really believe that if you're having fun designing, that will show in the logo, and that's what we are most concerned with.
BONUS: We would LOVE to see examples of how the logo would look on different products, such as on tshirts or converted into an ink stamp. Entries that include these will REALLY help us visualize how we could use your design!
We will rate and comment on every design (variants excluded). Our rating scale is as follows:
1 star : We do not feel that the design followed our brief, or that it shows promise of meeting our vision.
2 stars : The design has elements that we feel have promise, and which may be developed into a great logo. We feel the designer read our brief and tried to implement it into their work.
3 stars : We really like this design, and feel like with some tweaks it will be a forerunner in the competition. We see that the designer read and cared about our brief, and was thoughtful in their approach toward it.
4 stars : We feel like this design is awesome, and are seriously considering it. A design which we give 4 stars in the first round will almost certainly be a finalist.
5 stars : We will reserve this rating for any designs which we feel have perfectly captured our vision, and which have made it to the finals.