This contest is about a) creating a favicon, and as well b) creating an updated logo.
See http://www.securitiesce.com for existing logo placement and size.
The latest books that this website sells have changed color schemes for the 2015 publication year (see the attached Series_3_textbookb.pdf or this page: http://www.securitiesce.com/series-3) and the logo colors need to be updated to reflect these new colors.
We are not interested in changing the logo as much as modernizing the look. The logo was originally created to be placed on the front color of the various books the site published and does not work well for a website logo. So, we are looking for an "updated" logo that still has the same basic look - but a graphic that works for the web.
To this end, the changes in the logo should include a) a transparent background, b) more readable font size, c) color and edge gradients to "blend" better, and perhaps even d) making the predominant color less of black and more of one of the other colors of the attached color scheme.
The existing favicon of the website will be discarded and a new favicon-like design is required with this contest. This graphic should be designed to reflect the logo design and colors.
The purpose of this favicon-like design is to create the 16x16 favicon.ico file but as well to provide a same-height-and-width graphic for Twitter, Facebook and other social sites that require an image for their meta data.
The favicon-like graphic must a) have the same height and width - whether it be square or round, and b) be appropriate for various sizes from 500x500 to 16x16.