1. We will have a contest to decide the new logo.
2. There will be three judges, currently Pappy, Eris and Shank.
3. The logo needs to be original and not contain copyrighted imagery.
Some other "knowns" fro conversations with Shank and Pappy:
4. The logo should be a simple enough design that it will still look good and be recognizable when shurnk down to small sizes.
5. The logo should in some way reflect our motto (Ad astra per amicita) and/or the different divisions of the Org. This may be negotiable, but obviously the logo needs to somehow convey a sense of who we are, and these seem like a good starting point for that.
jaustin89 wrote:1. Are we going to have people submit drafts and have Pappy do the final illustration or have the contestants take it all the way? (Perhaps with Pappy or someone else doing the art if they can't?)
2. Are we allowing entries of just descriptions or must the entry contain a concept sketch of some kind?
I hadn't heard about doing two contests, one for design and one for execution. (Audio kept cutting out on me in Mumble when we all got together, so it may be that some mentioned it without me being able to hear it.)
Personally, I favor just a single contest where people are free to submit either a written description, or a worked up drawing. I also think we need to make it clear that we reserve the right - if needed - to take the winning design and have it reimplemented professionally by Pappy or anyone else with the skill - not redesigned, of course, just have Pappy produce a very clean and nice looking rendition of it. That should help to enable less artistically skilled members to participate. Also, while I'm not great I can draw a bit and I'd be happy to help sketch out rough drafts for people who aren't comfortable with drawing things themselves.
jaustin89 wrote:3. What if anything are we going to use for prizes?
Captain Glume has us covered!
jaustin89 wrote:4. Are we limiting who can participate and if so where do we draw the line? (Full members, Affiliates, only members registered on this forum? Further; can Judges and/or board members participate)
Well, it has to be members registered on this forum since we can't run a members-only contest on the RSI forums. I have no problem with affiliates participating - we have 85 affiliates, which is more than half the membership. So let's not be exclusive on this. Besides, this forum isn't able to filter based on affiliate status.
jaustin89 wrote:5. What time frame do we want to aim for?
I think Shank's week by week suggestion sounds a bit too drawn out. Personally, I'd like to see the contest run no more than one month. Any longer than that and people are going to get bored and forget about it.
2 weeks for submissions, 1 week for judging and 1 week for the final vote. This is assuming just a single contest and not two.
jaustin89 wrote:6. What contest format do we want to use? (Have the judges select x favorites from the submissions then hold a general vote, have a general vote and give the judges the to X submissions, have the judges decide from all submissions?)
I favor having the judges select a group of finalists (this is where we enforce adherence to the design brief) and then let the membership vote for the winner. As I recall, that is also how we did the motto contest.
jaustin89 wrote:7. Are we going to require submissions adhere to a design brief and if so what should that brief be?
Adhere to a design brief consisting of points 3, 4, and 5 of the "knowns" above.