1. The most important aspect of this contest is to provide a good graphic representation of our brand name 'Netlings'. And this the area where you need to show most of your creativity. It should not use more than two colors and should not be a grunge design.
2. Second aspect is to use a type face for 'Netlings' that stand apart. I am not sure if using script style would be a good idea, but you are free to figure out the best one.
3. We currently have a logo on our website http://www.netingshq.com . Its pretty simple. 'The Cloud' in it is our initial representation of the Internet. You may want to work further on this concept or completely choose to think of something else. We are really looking for a the best representation.
4. The second concept that you may want to try is creating a variation of http://creattica.com/logos/crowds-clouds/9838. Probably removing the outer circle and just concentrating on the 3 cloud heads and the body.
5. Also this logo will be used in business cards and letter heads, so need to look good on paper as well.
6. I am listing links to some interesting logos i found that were simple and had good typeface. You may want to have a look to understand the quality i am looking for:
I hope this information would be enough to get started. Looking forward to a great logo to represent our brand.