Here at Biotweeps, we’ve decided that things need freshening up. And what better way to start than by updating our visual identity via a new logo. As such, we’re looking to the Biotweeps community to provide a new visual identity via our very first logo competition*. There will, of course, be a prize for the winner.
The logo should be recognisable and help promote the project. It should, of course, be rooted in biology. Beyond that, the rest is up to you. You will find more details regarding design, rules, and requirements, below:
The logo is represented in two forms, both of which should be included in your submission. The first is the main Twitter avatar (Fig. 1); the second is the banner placed across the photos of contributors, thus identifying both the contributor and the channel (Fig. 2). Entires which do not fulfil both criteria may not be considered
The main logo should be a square of at least 600 x 600 pixels, at 150 dpi or higher. The banner should be at a resolution of 150 dpi or higher. Flat files (e.g. .jpg, .png) will be accepted, though layer files (e.g. .psd) would be preferred, particularly in the case of the banner.
Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s).
If no submissions are deemed appropriate, we reserve the right to continue with the current logo. However, we do feel like a change, so the chances of this happening are slim.
How to Enter
The contest begins on December 20th, 2015. Submissions will be accepted through January 24th, 2016. The winning entry will be announced via our blog, social media and by direct contact with the winners.
To submit your entry for consideration, either:
- Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, email address, and Twitter handle.
- Tweet your submission to @biotweeps with the hashtag #biotweepslogocomp. Entries submitted via Twitter will not be expected to provide full-size files in the first instance. Do not include your email address unless you are happy to do so. If your entry wins, you will be contacted via Twitter for your email address and the final files.
The winning designer will receive a biology book to a maximum value of £10. Specifics will be discussed with the winner.
*When the logo competition was first mooted, we received some complaints from graphic designers who consider that we are undermining their profession. We assure you that this is not our intention. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com with regards to this issue.