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The Brands of the World 2012 Logo Awards is now closed. The judging begins and the winners will be announced at the end of February 2013. Thank you!

Update: The winners announcement is delayed to 7th or March, 2013.

What is Brands of the World Logo Awards?

Brands of the World is one of the largest branding website in the world with over 3 million visits a month and more than 700,000 registered users. Brands of the World Logo Awards aims to award the best work in branding and logo design. The objective of the awards is to bring recognition and new clients to all participants of the competition.

Who decides who wins?

The winning entries will be selected by jurors, who will be selected based on their professional excellence in branding and design. The jury will be announced gradually every month during the competition. Registered members of Brands of the World will also be able to cast their votes on the logos they like and these votes will influence the decision of the jury.

What is the criteria for logo submission?

The logo has to be your original creation or you should have permission from the designer or the owner of the logo to submit it. The logo must have been created in the year 2012 between January 1 till December 31.

What is required to submit a logo?

You need to have an at least 200x200px image of the logo and information about the client and the designer. You can also upload accompanying images with the logo that show the logo in use on different backgrounds or on stationary and other branding elements. This will help the public and the jury see how the logo comes to life.

How much does it cost to enter a logo?

We wanted to make sure as many people can enter the competition as possible, because sometimes best logo designs are made for small companies, so we lowered the price from the usual $30-50 paid at logo award competitions to just US$19. You need to pay this fee after uploading your logo submission. You can pay with PayPal or Credit Card processed by PayPal to ensure maximum security and ease of use.

What is the prize for participants and winners?

The main and most important prize is the prestige of participating and winning at Brands of the World, one of the largest and most recognized branding websites in the world. Your uploads will be seen by many employers and potential clients, which may result in job offers or freelance jobs.

We will also give an Apple new iPad 16GB Wifi to one overall Gold winner and 2 Apple iPod Touch 8GB devices to the overall silver and bronze winners.

Do you have more questions?

If you have questions you can post them in the award forum or feel free to contact us.

Logo Awards Judges

Armin Vit

UnderConsideration | USA

Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He has written for AIGA's VOICE, Emigre, Eye, Creative Review, HOW, and STEP magazines, among others. He is a former faculty member of Portfolio Center and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He has lectured on topics ranging from typography to branding in locations ranging from San Diego to Berlin. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and its myriad sites. His last employment position was at Pentagram and now runs UnderConsideration’s Department of Design. He is also author of Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design.

David Blanchet

Logopond | USA

Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, David has been designing professionally for almost 13 years, during which time he participated in overseeing and developing new branding for various entities and rebrand existing businesses. In the early 2000s, he worked as a designer for the largest gaming industry company Caesars Entertainment (currently Harrah's International). He went on to join the communications team of the City of New Orleans Mayors' Office as the Creative Director overseeing and creating city branding and messaging. As a freelance designer and partner in the boutique marketing agency, GoodLookCreative.com, he has continued to work with high-profile institutions including the University of New Orleans, the Audubon Institute and BP of America. He is also humbled and proud to manage Logopond.com, one of the largest identity-based web showcases of international designers.

Calvin Lee

Mayhem Studios | USA

Award-winning designer, born and raised in Los Angeles. His focus, developing identity and brand recognition for both small and large businesses. Through Mayhem Studios, started in 2001, Calvin integrates strategic thinking with creative design to create effective messages targeted to his clients’ specific audiences. Solutions may come in the form of identities, branded collateral pieces, annual reports, brochures, logo design, advertising and interactive web sites. Mostly self-taught, armed with a library of design books, a penchant for hard work and sweating over a hot keyboard has resulted in receiving numerous international design awards and featured in several books including; 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers, Identity Crisis, Creativity Awards, American Corporate Identity, Big Book of Business Logos, Big Book of Layouts and featured on many design websites and blogs. Working with clients, such as Guy Kawasaki, Alltop to develop their branding. Calvin also serves as a member of the Platt College Advisory Board for the Visual Communications Department, and on the NO!SPEC Committee.

Zoltán Csordás

Csordi.hu | Hungary

Graphic designer living in Budapest, Hungary. Completed his Art History studies on the Faculty of Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University and a Master Degree in Graphic Design at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He worked as Art Director for different advertising agencies for many years. Currently he is a freelancer specializing in brand identity design. His work has appeared in publications from Rockport Publishers and in EULDA 2006, Graphicum, Corporate Design & Identity, and Web Design Index. In 2006 he won the Best of Nation Award at the competition of the internationally acknowledged EULDA. He teaches brand identity design at the French design school L’Ecole d’Art Maryse Eloy in Hungary. See his work on behance.

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Logo Awards Rules

Eligibility:

The BrandsoftheWorld.com Logo Awards Contest (the "Contest") is open to professional and amateur designers who are 1) located worldwide, except where prohibited by law (the “Territory”), and 2) of full legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live. Employees and directors of WebMediaBrands Inc. ("WEBM") and all of its subsidiary or affiliate companies and each of their immediate family or members of their same households (whether related or not) are not eligible. By entering, you agree to these Official Rules, the website Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and the decisions of WEBM, which are final and binding in all respects. WEBM reserves the right to change any of the terms of these Rules at any time, and you agree to be bound by such changes. If you do not agree with these Official Rules, do not submit a logo entry.

All submissions must have been created between January, 2012 and December 31, 2012. All submission must be original creations of the designer, design firm or individual submitting the logo.

Deadline:

Entries must be submitted no later than December 31, 2012. Winners will be notified on or about January 31, 2013 by email to the email address listed in the participant’s account. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published on the BrandsoftheWorld.com Logo Awards webpage.

Logo Categories:

Animal, Automotive & Transport, Architecture & Construction, Art, Beauty, Business & Consulting, Communication, Community & People, Computer & Networking, Dating, Delivery, Design, Educational, Engineering, Entertainment, Erotic, Farming, Fashion, Financial, Food & Drinks, Furniture, Games & Toys, Industrial, Internet, Kids, Legal, Medical, Music, Nature, Photography, Political, Real estate, Religion, Science, Security, Software, Sports, Travel & Tourism, Video.

Submission Rules:

In order to submit a logo entry you must first create an account by going to the Register page on BrandsoftheWorld.com. You will be required to choose a username, submit a valid email address, and indicate your acceptance of these Rules.

Once you have activated your account you may submit entries via the Upload awards logo menu. You will be required to submit all necessary information including a title for your logo, the name of its creator, a short description of the client which was envisioned when the logo was designed. You must also upload you logo. Logos will only be accepted if they are in .jpeg or other image format and at least 200x200px in size. WEBM reserves the right to reject and not to post any logo entry or entries submitted to the Contest including, but not limited to, those which WEBM finds objectionable, for any reason in its sole discretion. In the event of a rejection, WEBM will refund the submission fees for the entry or entries. All uploaded submissions are final and will not be returned.

By submitting your logo entry or entries including any image, graphic, animation, clipart, font, photo, or other content ("Content"), you represent and warrant i) that the Content is your own and that you have the full rights associated with the Content; or ii) Content is not your own but you have full legal rights to submit the logo entry to the Contest; and iii) that your Content will not violate or infringe the rights of any third person, including but not limited to, rights in copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. You are solely responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside and that you indemnify, defend and hold WEBM harmless from, and against, any, and all, liability arising from your logo entry and/or participation in the Contest. By creating an account and submitting Content, you grant to WEBM, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively the "Company"), a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to (i) electronically print, publish and distribute the Content in all versions and all media, now known or hereinafter created, including, without limitation, the right to translate and electronically publish and distribute the Content on the Logo Award website; (ii) include the Content in advertising and promotion; (iii) include the Content in print and non-print products; and (iv) publish your name, likeness, and entry information in connection with the Contest.

Entry Fees and Payment:

You must pay nineteen US dollars ($19) per logo entry or per category (for entries submitted to multiple categories). Payment will only be accepted via PayPal or Credit Card processed by PayPal. The entry fees are non-refundable. There is no limit on the number of entries which you may submit. You may submit entries in multiple categories; however, if you wish to submit the same logo in multiple categories you must pay an entry fee for each additional category. Entries will not be entered into the Contest for review until full payment is received by WEBM and entries will be removed from consideration if the payment transaction is disputed.

Contest Winners:

The Contest winner is not chosen randomly. The winner is selected by the panel of Judges identified on the Judges tab on the Contest homepage. Their decisions will be based on creativity and technical excellence, as shall be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion. If, in its sole discretion, WEBM discovers that any winner’s participation in the Contest was prohibited under the laws of the Territory or the winner has violated any term of these Official Rules, that winner’s participation in the Contest shall be deemed null and void and WEBM shall select an alternative participant for the award(s).

Awards:

The Judges shall award one gold, one silver, and one bronze awards in each category. They will also select 3 entries as gold, silver and bronze, as overall winners of the Contest.

General Conditions:

Winner is solely responsible for all costs, fees and taxes associated with entering the contest and winning and award. Award(s) may not be substituted, assigned or transferred and have no cash value. Once entries have been submitted, the fees paid shall be non-refundable for any reason. Entrants shall not receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that expressly disclosed in these rules. Entrant is solely liable for any travel costs. Winner may be required to execute and return a liability release form within five (5) days of notification of winning an award. Failure to return documents timely, or if award notification or award is returned as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification with an alternate winner selected.

WEBM may prosecute any fraudulent activities to the full extent of the law.

Limitations of Liability:

In no event will WEBM, its licensees, and or its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, or their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the contest.

Disputes:

As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the New York, New York U.S.A. having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall exclusively apply the laws of the State of New York U.S.A without regard for doctrines of Conflict of Law.