HOW Logo Design Awards

Deadline: October 9, 2015 CLOSED

A logo is one of the most important aspects of any business, and most designers have spent a fair share of time creating effective, cool logo designs for clients. HOW Logo Design Competition & Awards began in 2008 and quickly erupted as a prestigious contest that recognizes great logo design. HOW Logo Design Awards are presented by HOW Magazine and F+W Media, publishers of Logo Lounge 9.

 

 

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Prizes
20 Winners (ten from each of the two categories) & 2 Readers’ Choice winners (one from each of the two categories) will be recognized.
  • The 2 READERS’ CHOICE winners score attention as featured projects in an upcoming issue of HOW magazine.
  • All Winners will receive a $100 discount on any HOW Design Live 2016 registration.
  • All Winners will be announced in a feature article on HOWDesign.com and featured in its online gallery.
  • All Winners will be formally announced in the HOW eNewsletter.
  • All Winners will be announced via social media.
  • All Winners will be featured on Pinterest throughout the year.
  • All Winners will receive a press release template for use in promoting your win.

 

  • NEW-ALL ENTRANTS receive a free digital download of Jim Krause’s best selling The Logo Brainstorm Book.
  • NEW-ALL ENTRANTS receive an exclusive discount code good for 20% off your purchase at My Design Shop!

HOW will notify the 20 winners by November 30, 2015, after judging is complete. Dates for the online gallery will be announced at that time.

 

Judges

Lippincott senior partner in design Rodney Abbot is the judge of this year’s Logo Design Awards. He has extensive expertise in creating visual identity programs that translate brand strategy into expression and experience. Having been at Lippincott for 20 years, he’s created numerous identity and environmental design programs for a diverse range of clients including Dell, IBM, Infiniti, Nissan and Sprint. Abbot’s work has been featured in leading design publications and books, and he’s received numerous awards.

Bill Gardner is the president of Gardner Design, which has produced effective and award winning results for such industry leaders as Cessna, Kroger and many more. He’s the founder of www.logolounge.com, the international, cross-referenced compendium of logos from the world’s leading corporate identity designers. He authored the best selling book series LogoLounge Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, as well as Initials and Crests, Animals and Mythology, Type and Calligraphy, and Shapes and Symbols, the first four volumes of the LogoLounge Master Library Series. Bill also released a foundation textbook for students, educators and professionals alike called Logo Creed: The Mystery, Magic, and Method Behind Designing Great Logos.

Bill speaks nationally and internationally on identity trends and logo development. He is the author of the annual LogoLounge Logo Trend Report, published by Graphic Design USA and other publications throughout the world. The report is released each year in May, and has even been revealed live, including at HOW Design Live. And, Bill recently became the first recipient of the Fellow Award from the AIGA Wichita chapter for his contributions to the local, national and global design community.

Categories

NEW THIS YEAR: As important as the logo design itself is the application of the logo. That’s why in 2015 we’re adding an IDENTITY APPLICATIONS category that will allow you to show off anything created in conjunction with a logo— business cards, letterheads, signage, websites, T-shirts, stamps, packaging, tote bags, other products, interactive elements, animated GIFs and more.

Enter your logo, and you’ll then have the option of entering the Identity Applications category as well at a discounted rate. Our judge, Lippincott’s Rodney Abbot, will be choosing 10 winners from each category, so entering both categories doubles your chances of winning!

LOGOS: symbols, word marks, lockups, etc.

IDENTITY APPLICATIONS*: anything created in conjunction with a logo, e.g., business cards, letterheads, signage, websites, T-shirts, stamps, packaging, tote bags, other products, interactive elements, animated GIFs and more.

*Enter your logo, and you’ll then have the option of entering the Identity Applications category as well for just $20 more. Our judge will be choosing 10 winners from each category, so entering both categories doubles your chances of winning!

 

How to Enter

  • All logos must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on October 9, 2015.
  • Fees: Logo entry—$55 and Logo entry + Identity Applications category—$75
  • The image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels.
  • The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details during judging, but the file size must not exceed 5MB. File formats: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .pdf; preferably in RGB color mode.
  • Credit all persons involved in the creation of the piece. HOW isn’t responsible for incorrect, illegible or incomplete credit information.
  • Student work is accepted.
  • Submitted work must have been released between January 1, 2014 and the final competition deadline.
  • Enter your logo, and you’ll then have the option of entering the Identity Applications category as well for just $20 more. Our judge will be choosing 10 winners from each category, so entering both categories doubles your chances of winning.
  • For more information see Preparing You Entry.

We accept all major credit cards or you may pay with a check or money order. Make checks payable (in U.S. funds) to F+W Media, Inc. and send to the address below. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries. -See Pricing and Deadlines

Mail to:

HOW Logo Design Awards-Payment Center
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242 USA

  • All posters must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on October 1, 2014.
  • The image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels.
  • The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details during judging, but the file size must not exceed 5MB. File formats: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .pdf.
  • Credit all persons involved in the creation of the piece. HOW isn’t responsible for incorrect, illegible or incomplete credit information.
  • Student work is accepted.

We accept all major credit cards or you may pay with a check or money order. Make checks payable (in U.S. funds) to F+W Media, Inc. and send to the address below. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries.

Mail to:

HOW Poster Design Awards-Payment Center
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242 USA

– See more at: http://www.howdesign.com/design-competitions/poster-design-awards/#sthash.bT1kuz5T.dpuf

  • All posters must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on October 1, 2014.
  • The image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels.
  • The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details during judging, but the file size must not exceed 5MB. File formats: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .pdf.
  • Credit all persons involved in the creation of the piece. HOW isn’t responsible for incorrect, illegible or incomplete credit information.
  • Student work is accepted.

We accept all major credit cards or you may pay with a check or money order. Make checks payable (in U.S. funds) to F+W Media, Inc. and send to the address below. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries.

Mail to:

HOW Poster Design Awards-Payment Center
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242 USA

– See more at: http://www.howdesign.com/design-competitions/poster-design-awards/#sthash.bT1kuz5T.dpuf

Past Winners
Do you want to check out the winners from past competitions? Click here

More Information About Logo Lounge
LogoLounge.com, the brainchild of designer Bill Gardner, was born from a need for a more efficient way to find reference material for logo design. The LogoLounge database makes research simple by making it searchable. With nearly 235,000 logos and growing, and direct access to some of the best designers in the business, LogoLounge has become an indispensable tool for logo designers the world over.

In addition to this international repository of logo design, LogoLounge members also enjoy of-the-moment articles and interactive features pertaining to the design industry. And for research purists, LogoLounge offers a best-selling book series that regularly highlights the best of the best in logo design. LogoLounge recently partnered with HOW Magazine and F+W Media to publish the ninth book in the series, which goes on sale this winter. But you can preorder yours now!


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