Cool & Catchy Logo for Squash Coaching business - BurkeSquash

$350

Logo design contest

Custom package purchased for $350

(including 99designs fees)

by BurkeSquash

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

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

99% of designs have feedback

Client has no refunds

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 !

Background information

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

Visual style

Preferred logo types

  • Organization name in a stylised type/font becomes the logo.

  • An image or shape that is easily recognizable is used to represent your business.

  • Organization name enveloped by a pictorial element or shape.

  • Organization name in a stylised type/font becomes the logo.

  • An image or shape that is easily recognizable is used to represent your business.

  • An abstract shape or symbol is used to convey the values of your business.

  • Letters/initials from your business name are used to create a logo.

  • Organization name enveloped by a pictorial element or shape.

  • A character or mascot to represent your business.

  • Representing trends from the internet including gradients, rounded corner etc.

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!

Sample logos

Other

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!

Attachments

Deliverables

Required design files

  • Layered vectors in EPS & PDF
  • Screen quality JPEG & PNGs

Note:

  • Text in logos should be converted to outlines.
  • For licensing reasons, it is better to provide your client with information on how to acquire the font rather than providing actual files