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Entry #495 - Logo design - by mbethu*
By mbethu*

EMJ Photography picked a winning design in their logo design contest

For just $299, they received 477 designs from 84 designers.

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by Emjohnson1

Contest started Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:23:53 +0000

Last feedback Sat, 05 May 2012 01:34:53 +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.
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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.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer mbethu* !

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  1. User
    E.L.P
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    Fri, 04 May 2012 03:38:22 +0000
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    @Dharma I understand your frustration with these contest holders and such, but just try to move on to the next, that's all that you can do, just like I did

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    Emjohnson1
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    Fri, 04 May 2012 02:16:58 +0000
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    Let me see, you contributed a grand total of two designs, both of which were eliminated and then you come back to sow your sour grapes. You see so many submissions because what you have no idea about are the conversations I have with designers privately and the level of respect and honesty that I feel I display. If something is not good, I am not going to say it is. You mentioned in one of your designs that it was inspired by my 'thai boxing'. I don't remember ever mentioning that, nor do I even know what that is. One other designer out of 78 chose to do what you did and call me out for somehow not running the contest fairly. I won't SETTLE for a design that I don't like, regardless of what you or others think about it. Am I picky? Yes, I am and I don't see why I should apologize for that. Next time you go to a restaurant and don't get the right food, just eat it, don't be so picky. Does that make sense? Of course not. I have changed the brief ONE time. And I added logos to help designers. It is not my job to come up with design. That is why I have commissioned this contest. I have respect for every designer that has taken it seriously. And I don't think I've ever shown anything to the contrary. As for giving something 5 stars and then eliminating it; I can't change my mind? I appreciate your thoughts but your tampering with the contest is not welcome.

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    Dharma
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    Fri, 04 May 2012 00:53:12 +0000
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    Am surprised to see so many submissions and still going ....for a contest that changes the brief almost every day. And yes, you might get eliminated right after you get 5 stars.....
    I think there is little respect from the CH for the designers questioning their "seriousness"....when everybody involved spent time voluntarily on their entries. I see that as an insult. I got eliminated too but would not waste any more of my time on this contest....it's not worth it :)
    totally agree with Axxo!

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 22:52:32 +0000
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    Have you seen some of the logos? There have been a small group of diligent designers that are appreciated but I doubt the seriousness of some submissions.

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    Thu, 03 May 2012 22:28:12 +0000
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    How did you manage to get +400 logos in 5 days while my contest couldnt break even 200 in 11 days :)?

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 18:50:07 +0000
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    No one is being forced to submit designs here. If you don't want to submit designs, you don't have to. Both designers and contest holders are aware of the rules of the game when it begins.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 18:48:43 +0000
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    Am I not allowed to change my mind? I believe that I have interacted respectfully with just about every designer who has submitted a serious design to me. Why don't you respect me and give me a design that is on brief, which 3 of your 6 were not. I have to eliminate designs or I will have too many at the end to decide, even designs that I initially liked.

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    Axxo_marikina
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 15:04:09 +0000
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    your going to pay only for 1 designer. 99% designer working for free. respect the designers. i'm not wasting ur time ur the one who is wasting all 67 designers time. if u don't like the design than y ur giving 5 star than eliminating ? what does it mean ? it shows very clearly that ur confused.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 14:09:19 +0000
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    Also, Axxo-marikina, I've said MANY times that I don't like scripted fonts and three of the six designs you've submitted have had script fonts in them. It is you who are wasting my time, not me wasting yours.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 14:06:26 +0000
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    I believe I've given ample notes and feedback about what I am looking for. It is up to the designer to then present me with ideas. Perhaps you're used to just submitting a couple of designs and having everyone tell you how wonderful they are, I'm not sure. I'm not totally confused. I've outlined what I like and what I do not like. If I have to tell you exactly what to design, why would I need a designer in the first place?

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    Axxo_marikina
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 13:21:59 +0000
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    ch do u know what do u want? i think your totally confused.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 13:07:00 +0000
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    I've mentioned this particular point several times but I'm still receiving submissions with script fonts and with cameras in them. I DO NOT want ANY photographic equipment used in the logo. I don't want a cute logo.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Thu, 03 May 2012 06:47:18 +0000
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    I'm quite certain I'm on track to set some kind of record. 368 designs and no winner yet. I have updated my design brief. I have chosen sample logos that I like. I have tried my best to give a concise description of what I'm going for. Just to add to the list; I really am not interested in 3 dimensional stuff or things that have a drop shadow, it looks dated. Perhaps it's not, but that's what it looks like to me. To be more specific on fonts, I don't like bulbous fonts. I shoot sports photography for the bulk of my business but that doesn't mean I want sports metaphors or objects used in my logo. I shoot concert photography. I don't want instruments used in my logo. I simply want a nice, clean logo that conveys professionalism in a classic way but with modern hints.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Wed, 02 May 2012 22:23:48 +0000
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    Ok, I've updated the design brief. If you have any questions, please contact me privately.

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    Emjohnson1
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    Wed, 02 May 2012 22:19:37 +0000
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    I'm not sure what else I could say that I haven't already said. I can't tell you all what to design or then I could just do it myself. You are the creative talent here, you are supposed to present me with designs and honestly, there have been a few good ones but for the most part they have not been good. I have said it MANY times: I want a clean and professional design. Something that doesn't look like every other photography design. I've given you colors. I've told you I like San Serif fonts and yet I still get scripts and serif fonts. What else can I tell you? If I tell you any more I'll be designing it myself and that's not the point. Contact me privately if you are still interested in trying to show me some designs that have a chance at winning. At this point I don't even know which designers I should choose for the final part.

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    Wed, 02 May 2012 22:11:40 +0000
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    It's a real sad contest. Maybe your design brief is not clear and concise for us.

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