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Entry #94 - Logo design - by azm_design

SQLPASS picked a winning design in their logo design contest

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PASS SQLRally: Exciting new community event

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Logo design contest

Custom package purchased for $395

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by SQLPASS

Contest started Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:05:16 +0000

Last feedback Mon, 09 Aug 2010 21:37:02 +0000

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Brief Overview
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. Run by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors, PASS serves a community of passionate SQL Server users around the world. PASS’ mandate is to help fellow SQL Server users to connect, share and learn. Central to this goal are PASS-run conferences, ranging from free PASS SQLSaturday one-day training events to the annual PASS Summit, the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world. PASS is now introducing a new level of conference to its event mix – PASS SQLRally – and requires an engaging, exciting logo for this new regional event. Brand character: Leading-edge, super-smart but very approachable, welcoming and helpful. Geek cool. Passionate about technology and about sharing information with others in the community.
Brand Name

PASS SQLRally

Target Audience
Primary target market: IT Professionals who use Microsoft SQL Server Database and/or Business Intelligence products & services. Job titles include database administrators, database developers, data and data warehouse architects, system administrators, business intelligence specialists, IT Managers, IT Directors, CTO/CIO (Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officers) and consultants. 65/35 male/female, typically early 30s-mid/late 50s. Passionate about SQL Server and technology in general. Proud geeks. Analytical, problem-solvers, committed to their community. Many but not all of our target audience will have heard of PASS or may already be PASS members. As PASS SQLRally is a new event, they will have minimal knowledge of this brand, other than what they may have read on blog posts, Twitter or on the PASS association website.
Requirements
• Name: PASS SQLRally • Logo to be used on website (we will be creating a new event site, ideally with the logo designer), conference name badges, simple onsite signage, possibly on bag or tshirt • Consideration to racetrack/car rally imagery • Require both one color (B&W) and color versions • Future requirements include website design. Preference will be given to the logo designer to bid on future design extensions. • Should give some consideration to the existing PASS organization color palette/font however not at all restricted to using existing: o Black and White PASS logo used primarily in print applications o Grey: 70% Black o PASS Red: Pantone 1795 C, CMYK 0, 94, 100, 0 o PASS Blue: Pantone 294 C, CMYK 100, 58, 0, 21 o Light Blue: CMYK, 100, 30, 0, 0 o Font: Helvetica Neue
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    Note: Fonts used will be detailed by the designer but are not provided for licensing reasons.

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      i-stride
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      Tue, 10 Aug 2010 01:21:38 +0000
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      congrats to the winner!

    2. User
      odb
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      Fri, 06 Aug 2010 10:24:33 +0000
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      good luck treuair. Alex

    3. User
      odb
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      Fri, 06 Aug 2010 10:21:27 +0000
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      thanks for "support" @TrueAir - but if you look at the time, you will see something, that made that logo after me, i don't say he copy my logo but is made after me. btw great "rating"

    4. User
      MDF
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      Fri, 06 Aug 2010 10:18:22 +0000
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      good job odb

    5. User
      SQLPASS
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      Tue, 03 Aug 2010 22:03:29 +0000
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      Designers, thank you all again for your submissions. You all showed enormous creativity and skill and we were very impressed with all the designs. Unfortunately we can only choose 1... which will be voted on by our user community over the next few days. With difficulty, our internal stakeholders have selected the following 3 designs to put forward for final selection: #67, #94 and #96. Thanks to all for participating in the contest!

    6. User
      SQLPASS
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      Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:15:31 +0000
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      To all the many talented designers who submitted to our contest - thank you!! We're very impressed and rather overwhelmed by the excellence of your work. We want all of you to know that we appreciate all the submissions and the time, effort and talent that went into each one. There is a group from PASS who will be reviewing the designs and we anticipate announcing the winner in 2 weeks. Thanks again!

    7. User
      odb
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      Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:11:10 +0000
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      no ratings..no nothing ?

    8. User
      odb
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      Wed, 28 Jul 2010 19:51:00 +0000
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      #77 is not the same ... with #67 ? don't be mad for cayman dude. with respect, Alex

    9. User
      SQLPASS
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      Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:34:56 +0000
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      Thanks everyone for the awesome designs! Really appreciate all the submissions and your time and creativity! Keep 'em coming!

    10. User
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      Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:37:43 +0000
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      @ RedPixell.. sorry, I do not intend to replicate your work .. because I really do not see your work when creating my designs. I just combine my work in previous contests

    11. User
      RedPixell
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      Tue, 27 Jul 2010 04:35:45 +0000
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      @ azzam are you pretty sure with your concept? you just make a front view of my design? please be original!

    12. User
      odb
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      Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:13:11 +0000
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      #39 share the money with bugatti veyron ? :))))

    13. User
      SQLDBA
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      Sat, 24 Jul 2010 19:20:40 +0000
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      Great designs so far, love seeing the variety...keep it up!

      Personal opinion - given that this is an event by and for database professionals I think it would be neat to explore some kind of tie-in with cylinders (which traditionally graphically represent a database) and racing related imagery like the checkered flag design.

      Also, since PASS is the organization and SQLRally is the event SQLRally should stand out in the logo more than PASS. At the very least PASS should not be the main emphasis of the logo since PASS puts on other events as well, e.g. the PASS Summit (http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/na2010/) and SQLSaturday (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/).

    14. User
      99designs
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      Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:36:34 +0000
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      The contest holder has guaranteed to award the $310 prize!

    15. User
      SQLPASS
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      Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:26:53 +0000
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      Drawdog, you are quick on the draw! Thanks so much for your entries. Please be aware that "SQLRally" needs to be together as one word, no space. We also probably don't want "SQLRally" to be subordinate to "PASS". Thanks again.