We want a logo that says "Hawk Creek Church" as the main brand, with a sub-title/tag-line of "A Baptist Community". We'd also like to see separate variations that say "A Place For Life" instead of "A Baptist Community" as we haven't decided completely which subtitle to go with yet.
Try and make sure the word "Creek" is just as much in the forefront of the design as "Hawk". Actually, Creek is more of a centerpiece than any of the other words. We like Creek being in Blue.
Please don't incorporate a hawk/bird in the emblem.
We would like to have something that would work with both a dark background or a light background. Please submit your design shown on both dark and light backgrounds. I say this because our new website will likely have a dark background (brown, grey, black, or dark blue).
As far as color scheme, we tend to favor bright blues above other colors. We like silver/greys and black as complementary colors to the blue.
We are giving the designer quite a bit of room to work with this. We just want to communicate the edgy aspect somewhat without being over the top, still keeping clean and simple.
The winning design should be delivered as a vector (Illustrator .ai preferred), with text as outlines. All fonts used should be specified by name. If the image is RGB, please include a CMYK version.
Here are a few examples of stuff we like:
Our current logo is attached, for reference.