Design a Logo for Summer Reading Programs

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 127
  • Winner: mikhailduong

Contest Brief

Name in the logo: Institute of Reading Development
Slogan: Summer Reading Programs
The Institute teaches summer reading skills to children in preschool through adults, in programs offered as a community outreach by various university extended education departments. The goal of each program is to build age-appropriate reading skills and to stimulate a love of books and imaginative literature.

What we want:
- A simple, creative icon such as a book from which light is emanating or a person reading
- An icon that is easily recognizable and identifiable
- Clean layout and fonts
- A logo that works in color and black and white
- The slogan “Summer Reading Programs” to be featured prominently (more prominently than the company name)
- An identity that is simple, yet interesting

What we don’t want:
- An icon that looks like clipart
- A comical logo

---
Update Jan 16:
- Color scheme: we are not sure about this but try different combination of colors.
- Make sure your logo works on dark background.
- We'd like Summer Reading Programs to be incorporated in the circle.

---
RATING:
1 Star: Your design is beautiful, but It's not suitable for us.
2 Star: Your design is relevant to our direction but need to improve its graphic
3 Star: Your design is interesting concepts, styles, we will consider
4 Star: Your design is impressive, we like it, need time to check other designer.
5 Star: You are one of Finalists, try some mock-up to visualize your logo in real life
Your rating may be changed when we find out better logos.

Following entries will be rejected w/o notice:
- Dublicating existing entry
- Using clip-arts
- Re-creating from copyrighted logos
- Drawing with...Microsoft Paint

Recommended Skills

Employer Feedback

“Mikhail is simply one of the best graphic designer I work with. He\'s very knowledgeable and creative. I would recommend Mikhail to anyone on Freelancer.com community. A+++”

Profile image REDMultimedia, Vietnam.

Top entries from this contest

View More Entries

Public Clarification Board

  • raywind
    raywind
    • 3 years ago

    Hi REDMultimedia, set winner to a stolen logo? http://www.choosa.net/es/designs/full_size/209463

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for your information @Raywind. We're working with him right now about this & also checking Choosa.net policy about copyright issues. Anyway, #199 is the only entry choosing a totally different concept, it's good enough to outstand from other entries with impressive mock-up.

      • 3 years ago
    2. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      We contacted with Choosa Help & Support and that logo is not in any Design Transfer Agreement. He, Mikhail will have responsibility to contact the Choosa's designer & provide us a copyright licence. He will also work with us to provide a completing BIS. We forwarded these designs to our director & he only pick mikhail's mock-up for his professional presentation & out-trend idea. Thank @Raywind for your information, we will deal with that copyright issues w/o difficulty.

      • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Dear applicants
    There're less than 12 hours to the deadline. So far, we've had the finalists and we'll present the most suitable logos to our customer on Monday, Jan 20, then we will cooperate with the winner to finish the whole brand identity system. Good luck to the 3-4 Star entries.

    With the good result of this contest, we're going to hold another contest "Design a Logo for Meditation Events" (https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Design-a-Logo-for-Meditation-Events-55290.html). Because we get more than 195 entries which a haft of them are very low quality in this contest, the guaranteed contest prize of "Meditation Events" will increase following the quality of entries, so, think carefully & only submit the best design you have.

    The Tết New Year is coming and we hope to finish all projects before 30 Jan, so our projects in this time are urgent. Fight and get your money in 48-72 hours. Good luck to all of you again & Have a nice weekends.

    • 3 years ago
    1. Moldo93
      Moldo93
      • 3 years ago

      Unfortunately....you're right...

      • 3 years ago
    2. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for your information @Raywind. We're working with him right now about this & also checking Choosa.net policy about copyright issues. Anyway, #199 is the only entry choosing a totally different concept, it's good enough to outstand from other entries with impressive mock-up.

      • 3 years ago
  • IMExpertSolution
    IMExpertSolution
    • 3 years ago

    Please Rating #194 ..

    • 3 years ago
  • IMExpertSolution
    IMExpertSolution
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Contest Holder Please Check My Design..

    • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Dear applicants.
    We are so surprised by so many entries within very short time (2 days) - We are working to check one by one & soon you will get our announcement about the winner. One more day to go & we hope another breakthrough ideas. There've had many Round-shaped logos here already. Please note that, your rate may be changed, we just sort out potential logos at this time. Most suitable entries will have feedback in no time. Very happy with this amazing result. Thank all of you & Have a great weekends.

    • 3 years ago
  • Moldo93
    Moldo93
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #177 ...Any feedback would help me sir. Thank you very much!

    • 3 years ago
  • kepzelni
    kepzelni
    • 3 years ago

    Need to know your Feedback #145 ,Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • sunsoftpro
    sunsoftpro
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, Please check #172

    • 3 years ago
  • blackcrystal
    blackcrystal
    • 3 years ago

    a nice contest. thank you to REDMultimedia ^^~

    • 3 years ago
  • Weinthebox
    Weinthebox
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #146

    • 3 years ago
    1. Weinthebox
      Weinthebox
      • 3 years ago

      okay, im done (give up), thank you :)

      • 3 years ago
  • kepzelni
    kepzelni
    • 3 years ago

    Please Check #145...Where you can find A student reading a book...........

    • 3 years ago
  • BestDesignIdeas
    BestDesignIdeas
    • 3 years ago

    Please also check #142

    • 3 years ago
  • BestDesignIdeas
    BestDesignIdeas
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #140

    • 3 years ago
  • mamunfaruk
    mamunfaruk
    • 3 years ago

    #137, #139, #141

    • 3 years ago
  • souravb
    souravb
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #131. I would appreciate if you can rate it. Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • mamunfaruk
    mamunfaruk
    • 3 years ago

    Hi,
    Pleas check #119. Your feedback will be highly appreciated.
    Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    PS: Round-shaped logo, but any break-through ideas will be welcomed as well.

    • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    SAMPLE LOGO #111. There are many professional designers here so no need to say more. We're paying more attention to "ROUND-SHAPED" logo, professional & neat font, neutral color scheme because of our target audient is wide-ranged.

    Your logo may be nice but sometime, we don't recognize that. So, making some mock-ups would be great.
    We will use this logo in different applications: print ads, website, uniform and stationary...even with different advertising design style, so make it as much flexible as possible.

    • 3 years ago
  • suneshthakkar
    suneshthakkar
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for inviting me, submitting my ideas soon. will be appreciated if you can seal the contest.

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      @suneshthakkar.
      I am afraid that I cannot do that. Because, in unsealed contest, designers can learn from weak points of others & know a logo, design style we are looking for. You save your time of sketching and spend more time making them perfect.

      We also have a team here to check intellectual property aspect of entries & we know who is trying to copy from others. We also provide detail feedbacks for the top entries so don't worry about "seal" stuffs. Is this an answer you expected ? If not, please let me know.

      • 3 years ago
  • pankaj86
    pankaj86
    • 3 years ago

    Hi , thanks for invite . I will submit my design soon ..!!

    • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    CONTEST IS NOW GUARANTEED.
    Please take a look at our 2, 3 Star entries, they are in correct direction. You can go to their private message board & see my feedback.

    • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Updated
    - Color scheme: we are not sure about this but try different combination of colors.
    - Make sure your logo works on dark background.
    - We'd like Summer Reading Programs to be incorporated in the circle.

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Updated Logo sample, please check.

      • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    GUARANTEE:
    We find out that there are more good quality entries coming and we will guarantee this project in next 24hr. So please patient & you will get what you are deserved. If you have any questions about design brief or customer insight, please feel free to ask us. Although we have more works to do, we will reply you as soon as possible. For rejected entries, please proud of yourself, you did so well, however, these entries are simply not suitable for us. Please check our design brief again for better ideas.

    Nice job all you guy.
    Sleep tight & Have a nice day.

    • 3 years ago
    1. QUANGTRUNGDESIGN
      QUANGTRUNGDESIGN
      • 3 years ago

      Good night sir :)

      • 3 years ago
  • Weinthebox
    Weinthebox
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for inviting me, please check my #65

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #60 and let me know what you think. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • tejdiv123
    tejdiv123
    • 3 years ago

    Hello ,

    Just because of someone tell you reject my entry ,strange ,without checking anyone capability how could you decide ?

    Thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Then we have a project, not a contest. While taking too much time developing a sample, It's much better looking for better entries from other designers.

      • 3 years ago
    2. tejdiv123
      tejdiv123
      • 3 years ago

      Sure no problem sir.Thanks

      • 3 years ago
  • MCSChris
    MCSChris
    • 3 years ago

    please #32
    thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • REDMultimedia
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Please, DO NOT use clip-art or re-create from existing logo. Also NOTE that: "summer", "education" "wide-range of target audient".
    Please read my design brief carefully:

    What we want:
    - A simple, creative icon such as a book from which light is emanating or a person reading
    - A logo that works in color and black and white
    - The slogan “Summer Reading Programs” to be featured prominently (more prominently than the company name)
    - An identity that is simple, yet interesting

    What we don’t want:
    - An icon that looks like clipart
    - A comical logo

    I am checking too many logos that're too popular. Please don't google "Education logo" "Reading logo..." and re-design clip-arts. It wastes your & my time. I cannot provide a feedback for every entry.

    • 3 years ago
  • wavyline
    wavyline
    • 3 years ago

    Hi CH :) I'm a bit confused with your ratings and design brief? you have rated entries that have no relevance to your contest and also rated clipart designs when you stated you did not want designs that looked like clip art? You rate #3 with 3 stars and it has nothing to do with the contest except bid for work! I submitted original concepts and designs and you rated me lower than these? Not sure what's going on...please explain....cheers wavyline

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for your understanding & patience.

      • 3 years ago
    2. MonsterGraphics
      MonsterGraphics
      • 3 years ago

      Got your idea. I'm working on it sir. please wait :)

      • 3 years ago
  • konceptionHQ
    konceptionHQ
    • 3 years ago

    Hello contest holder, please rate my logo #15.
    Thank you for your time.

    • 3 years ago
  • skbirdi
    skbirdi
    • 3 years ago

    Hey thanks for the Invite... Can you please guarantee the contest?

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Yes, right after we get the 4-star entries. I am sorry for this inconvenience, however, we are new to Freelancer.com & we cannot take a risk of awarding prize for low-quality, copied logo. So please patient & you will get what you are deserved

      • 3 years ago
  • raywind
    raywind
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for inviting me to the contest, I will submit my design soon.

    • 3 years ago
  • wavyline
    wavyline
    • 3 years ago

    Hi CH :) please rate my original concept #4, not clipart. cheers wavyline.

    • 3 years ago
  • MonsterGraphics
    MonsterGraphics
    • 3 years ago

    thank for the invite . wait for my entries .

    • 3 years ago
  • souravb
    souravb
    • 3 years ago

    I can start right now and deliver it within a day.

    • 3 years ago
    1. REDMultimedia
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for spending time submitting entries, however, we hold a contest, not a project for bidding.

      • 3 years ago

Show more comments

How to get started with contests

  • Post your contest

    Post Your Contest Quick and easy

  • Get tons of entries

    Get Tons of Entries From around the world

  • Award the best entry

    Award the best entry Download the files - Easy!

Post a Contest Now or Join us Today!