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Cool & Catchy Logo for Squash Coaching business - BurkeSquash

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Logo design contest

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by BurkeSquash

Contest started Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:15:45 +0000

Last feedback Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:15:54 +0000

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1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
4. Select winner
1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer mase !
Name to incorporate in the logo
BurkeSquash
Slogan to incorporate in the logo
No
Description of the organization and its target audience

BurkeSquash is a one man squash coaching business, operated by Mark Andrew Burke. I'm an Australian former Top 100 squash professional that has settled in Belgium, happily married with 2 girls. I've carved out quite a profile already in Belgium, during the 12 years i've already been coaching in Belgium.

I've been a squash player for 27 years and i've been coaching for 15 of those. I'm a passionate, driven and sometimes a bit too outspoken coach. I train my players hard and expect 100% commitment to their development. I set the same standards for myself in their coaching.

I coach mainly at Recrean Sportcentrum in Oudenaarde, Belgium (http://www.recrean.be), where I am the Head Coach. I have around 60 juniors in the program, ranging from 5-19 years old. The senior players that I coach are between 20-25 years of age. BurkeSquash is the name of my private coaching activities, which include full program development and coaching for aspiring professionals, clinics and trips. One of the highlights is the BurkeSquash Hiking trip each year...so there could possibly be a follow up off-shoot of the original logo required down the track.

The business has yet to really assert a profile on the internet, although I have 2 websites that I currently own burkesquash.com and burkesquash.be. After this contest I hope the Logo will help make these 2 sites more appealing and catchy. I have a Facebook presence personally (facebook.com/Burkey69) but I'm looking to start my own Facebook Page, where the Logo will also feature prominently.

I've had National Junior Champions and a few players that have gone on to World & European Junior success and are now turning Pro themselves. I still make up a part of the National Senior team, so still play at national level myself.

The Logo should look good on a website, a T-Shirt and be vibrant and appealing.
My goal is that after some years, BurkeSquash (and the logo) will not only be well-known in Belgium, but in Europe and across the world of squash, as my players reach higher and higher levels of success.

Industry

Sport

Preferred logo types
Sample logos
Do you have any example logos you like?

Providing designers with examples helps them identify the style and aesthetic you like.

Values to communicate
  • Feminine Masculine
  • Young Mature
  • Luxury Economical
  • Modern Classic
  • Playful Serious
  • Loud Quiet
  • Simple Complex
  • Subtle Obvious
Color preferences
Red, Blue, Orange but prepared to be convinced otherwise!
To be used on
  • Print (Business cards, letterheads, brochures etc)
  • Online (Website, online advertising, banner ads etc)
  • Merchandise (Mugs, T-shirts etc)
  • Signs (Including shops, billboards etc)
Notes

I want the logo to stand out, be easily recognised and give the squash public the impression they want to know more about BurkeSquash squash coaching. The logo should look great on a T-Shirt (especially for younger junior players but not exclusively)...so that people want to wear them and hopefully even buy them!
Even though i've included clips and other logos, don't be afraid to come up with something completely different. I'm not a designer, so what I think looks good can easily be changed by someone with more foresight into sports coaching and logos.
GOOD LUCK!

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:57:26 +0000
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      Designers, there are 15 designs left & only 4 designers. I like something from all of you & I feel that each one of you has the skill required to produce my dream logo. Therefore i've eliminated many designs even though there were things I liked about these designs, a colour, a concept. There are basically two types of designs now...one-line or two-line. I can't decide yet which I want...it's 55% two-line though. I'm looking for the perfect combination of FONT:COLOUR(S):CONCEPT:SILHOUETTE....THIS WILL BE THE WINNING DESIGN. It has to be a knock-out, a standout logo...easily recognisable, printable (max 3 colours) & also transfer as a one-colour logo if need be (to save on bulk printing). It should be easily recognisable in many colours or only 1. Hope this helps, & i'll be online again at 0900 Belgian time, goodnight.

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      BurkeSquash
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      Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:50:06 +0000
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      Hello to all designers.

      A good point has been made to me by Empireplush. That is that i've given very lowly ratings to all your designs.
      I've just now made sure that all of your designs that i'm very interested in have got 2 stars...so you can filter the remaining designs & see the 13 designs that have 2 stars. Why only 2 stars? Because I like the concept of these designs but:

      1. Am not sure if I like everything about the design.
      2. Am still deciding on whether the logo will be on one line or two.

      Most of you have given designs that are on two lines & one line. AM I BEING DIFFICULT? No, just still undecided which direction I want to go in...let me know if i'm doing something wrong here. Do I need to decide if I want one line or two? Can I get logos from all of you in both formats? I don't know if this is too much too ask.
      I've also just met with the printer (T-Shirts) that I use & he advised that full colours should be used in my logo. 3 colours is ok, but if the logo has some sort of shading in the font (different hues in the same letter), then this will not come over on the print. I know that some of you have shaded colours in your logos...what is the normal thing to do here? Have a similar colour on the T Shirt, but the full-blown logo on everything else? Not sure. The logo should be, according to him, also able to be printed in 1 colour, without too much loss of effect or design. Can this be taken into account?

      IT'S NOW 15:43 BELGIAN TIME. I WORK UNTIL 10:30 BELGIAN TIME, AFTER WHICH I'LL SPEND SOME HOURS ON THIS PROJECT. I KNOW YOU ARE ALL FROM DIFFERENT TIME ZONES, SO IF YOU ARE ABOUT WHEN I GET HOME, WE CAN INTERACT, OTHERWISE LEAVE ME SOME MESSAGES & WE'LL CATCH UP WHEN YOU'RE ALL BACK ONLINE.

      BE SPECIFIC IN WANT YOU WANT TO KNOW FROM ME FROM HERE ON IN....I WANT TO GET MY DREAM LOGO, BUT AT THE MOMENT, EACH OF YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SOMETHING WITH PROMISE!!!

      Thanks for being understanding!!

      Mark.

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      BurkeSquash
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      Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:37:14 +0000
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      THREE MORE HOURS!!!

      Hello! I understand from 99designs that I may only choose 6 designers. For all those of you that feel you still have something to show...your talent, initiative or unique approach, you have 3 hours to send me something to get you into the next round. Don't forget, in the next round you can still submit new ideas...it's important now to show me your skill so I have the feeling you will be able to contribute or design the WINNING DESIGN!!!

      Cheers, BurkeSquash.

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      BurkeSquash
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      Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:29:33 +0000
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      Hello all, back on line 9am Belgian Time! Feedback & next round choices will happen then! If you have anything else to submit it tweak, do it ASAP! Cheers, Mark.

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      BurkeSquash
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      Sat, 15 Dec 2012 02:25:06 +0000
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      Hello all designers...I've been too busy to provide feedback today. There have been some nice new designs come in & I will be providing feedback tomorrow lunchtime on these, till then, thanks again!

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      BurkeSquash
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      Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:45:42 +0000
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      Hitting the sack now....will be back on my Mac tomorrow morning around 0900 Belgian time. Goodnight & happy designing!

    7. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:04:32 +0000
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      Hi everyone....i hope you all understand, i've extended the contest for another 3 days. The main reason for this is I feel there are some new ideas required to help me decide, give me some perspective. The designs of Empireplush have been promising, as well as Starliner & recently pavkegalaksija & Budibosbejo. I really appreciate all the efforts so far but this logo is really important to me & i'm getting worried i'll miss some very cool ideas if I let it close tomorrow.

      SO GET TO WORK ALL YOU TALENTED DESIGNERS!!!

    8. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:48:23 +0000
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      LOOK AT THE UPLOADED SQUASHPLAYER PICS FOR YOUR SQUASH CHARACTERS!!!! EMPIREPLUSH DID & I LOVED IT!

    9. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:46:57 +0000
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      Thanks to all the new designers that submitted their first designs! I see there are still 17 designers 'watching'. Won't you submit a design before the time limit is reached? I have 38 more hours to receive new designs before I have to choose designers that will continue to the next round. There are already a few designers that I have already chosen for their talent, but i'm not sure what other talented designers are out their lurking & could provide something GREAT! Look forward to new designs when I wake up in 8 hours time (Belgium Time Zone). Regards, MArk.

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      Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:37:56 +0000
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      PLAYER PICS

      I've uploaded some screen grab photos from this gallery: http://squashsite.photoshelter.com/…o0JVy2tiO4

      There are 10 in all, but if you look at the link, maybe you find a pic that suits your logo design better.

      Is there no way to take a silhouette or similar technique to use these actual squash poses & action movements into your logo designs?

    11. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Wed, 12 Dec 2012 07:18:53 +0000
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      I'm still looking for something completely fresh & different. Does anyone have a solution or alternative for the squashplayer? The logo needs to translate something about the sport or coaching.

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      Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:46:16 +0000
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      Hi, I know that I haven't really found anything I can say is in the right direction yet. For those designs that have 'something' I like, i've indicated it. One thing that hasn't really appeared is a decent figure or character for a squash player. Is it too difficult to incorporate? It's not like i'm SET on the idea...so if you have another idea, present it! NO RACKETS ONLY, especially TENNIS rackets!
      Possibly visit http://www.squashsite.co.uk for an idea of what squashplayers look like in action.
      Look forward seeing more designs now that i've GUARANTEED the prize money!

    13. User
      99designs
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      Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:42:31 +0000
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      The contest holder has guaranteed to award the prize!

    14. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:24:36 +0000
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      I'm off to work now, but I will give individual feedback to the new designs in a few hours when I return. One important point though is that I'm not really keen on a racket in the logo...it could be promising, with the right style of racket, but i REALLY prefer a squashplayer character...very abstract & cool looking. More individual feedback coming soon...

    15. User
      BurkeSquash
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      Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:09:32 +0000
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      Waiting for all you top-notch designers out there to design my new logo! I see 9 designers 'watching'...i've checked your profiles & you all look very capable & your previous winning designs very much in the style i'm looking for. Won't you send me something to start the ball rolling? Do I have to 'guarantee' the prize? I can tell you I want my new logo ASAP, so don't think i'm just thinking about this!!! Waiting for your designs. That would be great!!! Regards, Mark (BurkeSquash).