Design a Logo for a scientific collaboration

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $90
  • Entries Received: 35
  • Winner: ouaredi

Contest Brief

We want to have a logo for our web site that is created to host public information about a global research collaboration funded by the US National Science Foundation's PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) program. The name of the collaboration is PIRE: GEMADARC. The url is http://pire.gemadarc.org. GEMADARC stands for GErmanium Materials And Detectors Advancement Research Consortium. It is a global partnership of 11 institutions across 5 countries as listed on [url removed, login to view] We develop high-purity germanium detectors to study neutrino properties and to detect dark matter particles.

The main part of the logo should be GEMADARC. PIRE can be included as a stamp or something similar. It should be able to be used on both white and black background. If part of the logo can be used as a favicon (just like the freelancer logo), the design will be favored.

One can get some visual ideas about what we are doing by searching "germanium detector", "neutrino" and "dark matter" on google image:

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Employer Feedback

“Ouaredi responses quickly to all my requests, big or small. We had five or six revisions after the contest until I was very satisfied with the final product. Ouaredi then provided the logo in different sizes, background and color variations. I would definitely like to work with Ouaredi again.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • jhonnycast0601
    jhonnycast0601
    • 9 months ago

    CHECK #91

    • 9 months ago
  • jhonnycast0601
    jhonnycast0601
    • 9 months ago

    CHECK #90

    • 9 months ago
  • physino
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    Dear all, thank you very much for your contribution. The competition is close to the end. A poll among our colleagues has shown clear preference to some of the designs. The top 3 designs have very close scores. But we will have to pick up only one winner. Please don't get discouraged if your idea is not chosen. There are some randomness in our final decision. It does not mean that the winning logo is significantly better than others. Our overall feeling is that most of the logos are too generic and there is no explanation of the ideas behind them. They can be used for anything else with minor changes. This is understandable, since what we are doing is not that obvious. Many of you engaged further conversations with me, which helped improve understanding. I am sorry if I did not reply to your chat. It is a bit overwhelming for me to reply to every body. At last, one or two logos are not original enough, which may cause big problems if we choose them.

    • 9 months ago
    1. ashikkhan521
      ashikkhan521
      • 9 months ago

      Hope you like design #83 #84 #85

      • 9 months ago
    2. ashikkhan521
      ashikkhan521
      • 9 months ago

      feedback please

      • 9 months ago
  • ashikkhan521
    ashikkhan521
    • 9 months ago

    Hi, hope you like design #83 #84

    • 9 months ago
  • avanstorm
    avanstorm
    • 9 months ago

    Hi, hope you like design #81 #82 and I'm all ears to any modifications I have uploaded all three variations on it, So cheers ! Took a lot of time and I based on what I know about the nature of dark matter and made an artistic representation

    • 9 months ago
  • physino
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    Dear all, just in case you haven't heard about it. A set of colors called "solarized" looks good on both dark and white background: http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized

    • 9 months ago
  • physino
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    Some general comments from my colleagues: 1. it would be nice if you can write one or two sentences to explain your idea behind your logo. 2. avoid red and green so that it won't confuse color blinded people and 3. most logos have two colors. Adding one or more colors would be appreciated, or at least using a new combination other than blue+grey. 4. "germanium lattice" pictures may give you more inspiration: https://www.google.com/search?q=germanium+lattice&source=lnms&tbm=isch. Thanks.

    • 9 months ago
  • physino
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    Dear all, thank you so much for your brilliant ideas. We will run a poll within the collaboration tomorrow to select a winner from 8 candidates.

    • 9 months ago
  • abujabad9
    abujabad9
    • 9 months ago

    Please check the #46, 48, 49, 50, 51 & 52 Entry.

    • 9 months ago
  • SHshohag89
    SHshohag89
    • 9 months ago

    Please check #22 #23 #24

    • 9 months ago
  • ashikkhan521
    ashikkhan521
    • 9 months ago

    logo text= PIRE: GEMADARC
    or
    GEMADARC

    • 9 months ago
  • abujabad9
    abujabad9
    • 9 months ago

    Please check the # 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 entry. I hope you like this one! I give you Ai, Vector EPS, Jpg, Bmp, svg , pdf, png transplant background also layered psd file etc. So don't hesitate feel free to suggest me i ma ready for your any kind of need. thanks

    • 9 months ago

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