Logo Design for India Self-Help Non-Profit

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $120
  • Entries Received: 102
  • Winner: lucasmatney

Contest Brief

I am needing a new logo to promote our non-profit organization in India. We are called 'Aatma Vikas' which is Hindi for Self Progress. We operate technical training centers in rural and urban areas. If you really want to become acquainted with our focus, you can view our 4 minute video here - [url removed, login to view]

I don't want to direct creativity too much, but here are the ideas I'm interested in seeing implemented:

- Logo that promotes upward mobility, maybe with an arrow, a hand, some way of showing that this is improving the lives of those
- Logo that has an 'Indian' type feel, either with shapes or font
- Logo that uses colors that show an Indian theme - tumeric yellow, safron green, bright bold oranges/reds
- Logo that uses colors that fade/shade, as I believe these often look more eye-catching
- Logo can also incorporate the translated phrase 'Self Progress' - IE - Aatma Vikas
Hindi for Self-Progress
- Logo that has a complementary theme to the CICM logo attached, as that is our main partner organization
- Logo that has researched other leading international development NGOs to understand what donors would find appealing (Acumen Fund, World Vision, Technoserve, Hope International, World Relief).

Logo should be warm and should draw you in, compel you to learn more about the organization - it shouldn't be cold, one dimensional, or too business looking. Be creative, all caps, all undercase, an image/icon drawn into/around the text, anything that you think reflects our work and focus. I know this is all a little vague, but please direct questions for clarification to me.

Thanks,

Greg

PS. Attached is CICM logo which I would like ours to complement, and our former and current logo.

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  • paperhead
    paperhead
    • 4 years ago

    sir, concept of my logo is two hand gestures showing A and V respectively. i added red and yellow color to show indian feel. thank you

    • 4 years ago
  • paperhead
    paperhead
    • 4 years ago

    entry #119

    • 4 years ago
  • paperhead
    paperhead
    • 4 years ago

    please check #115

    • 4 years ago
    1. paperhead
      paperhead
      • 4 years ago

      and redesigned one entry #117

      • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Entry 114 - we're down to minutes left, can you make the SELF PROGRESS orange and red similar to the logo on side? Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • akshaydesai
    akshaydesai
    • 4 years ago

    Please check #98 Thanks. :-)

    • 4 years ago
    1. akshaydesai
      akshaydesai
      • 4 years ago

      also #106 Thanks.. :-)

      • 4 years ago
  • supunchinthaka07
    supunchinthaka07
    • 4 years ago

    Sir Please check #100 #101 #102 #103 ..thank you....

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Number 93 - Very creative, and I like it, the font is just a little too whimsical/artsy, but if you can tone it down a bit, maybe find something a little more 'Indian', I like that the text makes a shape, like the shading, the sun in the corner, and the SELF PROGRESS banner at the bottom. Thanks. (There are only 2 hours left till deadline).

    • 4 years ago
    1. Farignrooy
      Farignrooy
      • 4 years ago

      I will try... in 2 hours ;)

      • 4 years ago
  • sd30
    sd30
    • 4 years ago

    Hi. please check my entry #91. Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • sd30
    sd30
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, Please check my entry #91.

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Commharm - Just a day left, I'm making my final decision. Could you add SELF PROGRESS to the Number 10 logo you did? Maybe SELF is above Aatma and PROGRESS is below Vikas, just a thought. Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • prateek2523
    prateek2523
    • 4 years ago

    please check #73

    • 4 years ago
  • prateek2523
    prateek2523
    • 4 years ago

    please check #63

    • 4 years ago
  • prateek2523
    prateek2523
    • 4 years ago

    please check #62

    • 4 years ago
  • prateek2523
    prateek2523
    • 4 years ago

    please check #61

    • 4 years ago
  • prateek2523
    prateek2523
    • 4 years ago

    please check #60

    • 4 years ago
  • prateek2523
    prateek2523
    • 4 years ago

    please check #59

    • 4 years ago
  • ICiprian
    ICiprian
    • 4 years ago

    i spell wrong because is only a "test"

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    m2ny1981 - Great work, probably my favorite so far! Can you add the word Vikas below in an option?

    Shufong - Very nice - I like this design too. Could you look at maybe a darker red (less purple), maybe one option with a green?
    Looks like the sides kind of abruptly get cut off though. What about adding a little 'logo/icon' in the space before the Vikas on lower left? Maybe like a few leaves, or a tree, or a fire/flame - something that demonstrates growth (not flower, since text looks like India font, but could also thought to be groovy/70's font). Or a Indian looking profile/silhouette/character.

    • 4 years ago
    1. m2ny1981
      m2ny1981
      • 4 years ago

      Thank you

      • 4 years ago
    2. m2ny1981
      m2ny1981
      • 4 years ago

      The new format #51

      • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    19 - I can't put my finger on it, I just don't feel that this logo is memorable/unique enough to convey our work.

    20 - You spelled Aatma wrong. Could you try with Green/Orange/Red and Self Progress underneath Aatma Vikas?

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    7 and 8 - I don't think that 7 fits with what I'm trying to convey as an organization, but a nice sharp logo nonetheless. I do like 8, as I think thats the most creative way I've seen to merge the A and V, in a way that looks good. Could you do that with an orange and red matching the attached CICM logo, and add Self Progress below it? Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    36 and 37 - Thanks, I do like the design and simplicity of font you chose. However, I don't see much of an 'Indian' component to the colors or font. The black and white actually looks better to me than the blue and green. I'll get back to you if I have any constructive feedback for changes. Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • venug381
    venug381
    • 4 years ago

    anyway i am the first to add Slogan " SELF PROGRESS " to the logo. so always i preffer SEALED contests.

    • 4 years ago
  • alexandracol
    alexandracol
    • 4 years ago

    Please check #36 #37. Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • LogoMass
    LogoMass
    • 4 years ago

    Please feedback about #7 and #8

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Commharm - Thanks, didn't see 33 before. Could you have Self under Aatma and Progress under Vikas. Thanks

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    31 - I like the creativity, but it looks like an N, trying to merge the A and V.

    32 - Font is great, design is good, but looks a little too much like a ying-yang symbol, maybe tweak it a little.

    Commharm - Could you add 'Self Progress' to your 12 and 13 designs. Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    All - I've decided that I'd like to incorporate the words Self Progress into the design, similar to what entries 27 and 29 have done. For those who have already submitted, especially those I have highly rated, could you please incorporate Self Progress or SELF PROGRESS into the logo. Thank you.

    • 4 years ago
  • ICiprian
    ICiprian
    • 4 years ago

    Hellow! Please check my work,the number #20. Tanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • sd30
    sd30
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, Please check my entry #19.

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Bandarajmn - Not wild about the yellow and purple, and probably would not like to have Technical Training Center in logo. The logo is interesting, but I'd like something a little more professional looking.

    Baiticheramzi19 - Looks professional, but a little too 'alien' and not as warm, welcoming for a group trying to take people out of poverty. Needs to be a warmer design/font/feel.

    • 4 years ago
    1. bandarajmn
      bandarajmn
      • 4 years ago

      Thanks for the comments.

      • 4 years ago
  • sarahafiz
    sarahafiz
    • 4 years ago

    hi... pls check # 9

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Commharm - like the design, could you experiment with some warmer colors, red/orange? Maybe having shading starting orange to red?

    • 4 years ago
  • shufong
    shufong
    • 4 years ago

    Kindly feedback on #4

    • 4 years ago
  • gregglobal
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Would be interested to see a design incorporating a tree and roots - as I think that is a good analogy/symbol of self-progress/growth.

    • 4 years ago
  • venug381
    venug381
    • 4 years ago

    Hello CH nice project, but the 3 weeks time is more i think,

    • 4 years ago
  • baiticheramzi19
    baiticheramzi19
    • 4 years ago

    Hallo sir, please chek #1 and feedback , thanks

    • 4 years ago

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