UPDATE 3: We increased the prize amount and extended the contest today, as we are looking for more submissions!
We have seen a bit too much orange and green, so I encourage the designers to try other neutral colors. I just uploaded 3 palette screen-shots that we would like to explore. If you do multiple submissions (which we love), please vary the colors if possible, as we would really like to see more color scheme options (and we could tell you... please combine the colors from #10 with the logo from #11 and we may have a winner!). Thanks all!
UPDATE 2: We appreciate the designs submitted so far, and would love to see some more options. Would also be nice to see some line-art submissions. Thanks!
We would like to see more earth-tone and neutral colors. Please include at least 2 colors in the logo.
We like simple/organic images and shapes, but please stay away from literal leaf/tree/flower/etc. designs. Those are nice, but over-done on the web. Abstract designs are preferred.
For color palette with logo and website, we do like color, but prefer neutral tones. We typically do not like bright greens and blues.
Please note this contest is for our product/corporate website, and we plan to use the logo in our web application as well (there is a screenshot of the web application with a mocked-up logo attached).
We have attached our existing product logo: SimpleCTMS. We like the general design of that logo, including the font and layout. We would like the SimpleTrials logo to be similar in look/layout, so that the two product logos appear to be siblings in a suite of products. We do NOT want the SimpleTrials logo to show ".com" like SimpleCTMS.
Regarding LOGO - please do not submit icons/images that have a direct/concrete medical or life science theme. An abstract tie to the "simple" theme, or abstract tie to life sciences is preferred. See the SimpleCTMS logo as an example.
Also, in general we want to emphasize the "Simple" part of the product name, more so than the "Trials".