Two winners will be awarded for this contest ($500 each) - one for a Democratic Party logo design and one for a Republican Party logo. You may submit both if you like, as long as they are **separate entries.**
NOTE: Please make sure to indicate which party your logo design is for, if it is not immediately obvious. You may include the abbreviation "D" or "R" somewhere on your entry thumbnail.
*NOTE*: the appropriate spelling is "party."
Like any logo, it should convey the identity, values and personality of the party it represents -- or, better yet, the identity, values and personality to which you believe the party should ASPIRE. You may include text (The Democratic Party, The Republican Party, GOP, a slogan, etc.) or you may leave text out and create only an image. There is no requirement that you stick with any preexisting imagery (Democratic donkey, Republican elephant, stars and stripes, etc.), or that your design have an overly "stately" look. Creativity and thinking outside the box will most definitely be key for this contest, as will your ability to balance sincerity and humor, earnestness and wit.
Look to the past and present of these historic parties, and create a fresh logo design that they can carry into a more cooperative, forward-thinking future!
For *unique* concept inspiration - by that I mean NOT donkeys, elephants or flags - check out these great resources:
Democratic Party ISSUES: http://www.democrats.org/issues
Democratic Party PEOPLE: http://www.democrats.org/people
Republican Party ISSUES: http://www.gop.com/index.php/issues/issues/
Republican Party ACCOMPLISHMENTS: http://www.gop.com/index.php/issues
Keep up the great work!