HOW Logo Design Awards

Deadline: October 7, 2016

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.

 

 

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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.

 

  • NEW! ALL ENTRANTS will be invited to a private FB group, where HOW Logo Design Awards judge Wally Krantz, executive creative director at Landor, NYC, will do a Q+A on FB Live! He’s excited to answer questions and share thoughts on process, projects and all things logo and identity design. Don’t miss it!
  • The 2 READERS’ CHOICE winners score attention as featured projects in the summer 2017 issue of HOW magazine.
  • NEW! The 2 READER’S CHOICE winners will win a free Big Ticket registration to HOW DESIGN LIVE 2017.
  • NEW! The 2 READER’S CHOICE winners will receive an award to be presented at HOW DESIGN LIVE 2017.
  • NEW! ALL WINNERS will be featured in the Summer 2017 issue of HOW.
  • All Winners will receive a $100 discount on any HOW Design Live 2017 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.
HOW logo design awards winners

Here’s how the top winner’s of last year’s Logo Design Awards, as chosen by LogoLounge’s Bill Gardner and Lippincott’s Rodney Abbot, appeared in the pages of HOW magazine’s Summer 2016 issue.

HOW will notify the 20 winners by December 31, 2016, after judging is complete. Dates for the online gallery will be announced at that time.

 

Judge

Wally Krantz, HOW Logo Design Awards 2016 judge

Meet your Logo Design Awards judge, Wally Krantz, executive creative director at Landor, NYC

A graphic designer, typographer, and photographer, Wally leads the design team at Landor in New York to create dynamic brand experiences for clients. Recent projects in 2016 include the creation and launch of S&P Global, and Alcoa’s value-add business spin-off, Arconic, a refresh of the Alcoa visual identity.

He began his award-winning career as a designer at Landor San Francisco on the iconic FedEx identity program, The American Red Cross, and Visa International. Then, after two years at Interbrand as a design director, Wally rejoined Landor New York as creative director where he led programs for The Wildlife Conservation Society, The NFL, LG Electronics, and Japan Airlines.

Wally returned to Landor in 2015 after nearly a decade at Brand Union, where he progressed from leading creative in New York to his role as worldwide creative director. While there, he led global creative teams for Vodafone, Time Warner Cable, Shazam, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he was creative director at FutureBrand in New York where he was responsible for visual identities for the International Rescue Committee and MasterCard Worldwide.

Wally grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University, and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. 

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Categories

 

As important as the logo design itself is the application of the logo. That’s why we added an IDENTITY APPLICATIONS category in 2015. The category 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 judges 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 7, 2016.
  • Fees: Logo entry—$55 and Logo entry + Identity Applications category—$75
  • You may submit up to 3 images per Logo Entry. You may submit up to 5 additional files per entry for the Identity Applications category. The max number of images per entry is 8.
  • 10 MB per file. File formats for digital images include: .jpg, .jpeg and.gif (do not submit .png, .pdf, or .tif files) and only in RGB color mode no smaller than 3 inches for the shortest dimension at 300 dpi. Larger dimensions are preferred for detail and cropping. If the entry is a website, please include screen captures or still images based on the size and file format specifications above for production in the magazine. If the entry is a video, file formats include: .mov; .avi; .mp4; .wma. Please include screen captures or still images based on the size and file format specifications above for production in the magazine.
  • 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, 2015 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
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