I am not sure if this is a graphic design or logo design. The company already have a logo but they have just created a new machine, so this design will be going beside the existing logo to compliment it.
If you look through all my other projects you will see that I like to run projects slightly different. I like to award 2nd and 3rd place winners as well (runners up), I am a man of my word and always honor what I say. I treat EVERYONE with respect, I reply to every private message (when possible). I want to find someone who I can work WITH, not someone to treat as a slave, I was a freelancer myself for a long time so understand how some people can treat freelancers. However I do not know your skill set yet, so I do like to see mock-ups.
1st place = awarded as the winner and paid 35 USD and given feedback after finished
2nd place = 10 USD
3rd place = 10 USD
4th place = 5 USD
How this project will be run:
1. If you are interested in the project then please bid 35 USD and private message me saying you would like the specifications/files (this also shows me that you have read the description)
2. I will reply with the specifications / files
3. You create your best possible mockup
4. At Thursday at 2pm (GMT) submissions will close
5. Shortly after we will select the winner and runners up and will post this information on the project update, as well as messaging the winners/runners up
6. The winner will be awarded the project and any modifications needed will be sent on as well as the escrow.
Now I understand that 35 might be a bit low for some people as the winning bid but also notice that we are actually spending a lot more in total but spreading it over a few people so more people get something. Once we select the winner then we will work directly with this person in future and they will be getting all the budget, so it might be less then normal for you but it is not for a once off project. For the experienced users PLEASE do not feel like this is me doubting your skills, that is not what this is about, I would like to have professionals bidding/sampling on this project.
As for new users with very low or zero feedback this could be your chance to show off your skills, your feedback won't effect your ranking, just the quality of your sample. The other places will get paid their prize money. Those who submit a sample but did not rank in the top 4, we will keep your sample on file for future projects which might better suit your skill set.
What I will send you if you bid and private message:
The current company logo so that you can see the corporate colours
The concept of the new machine, what it does, what it means, the colours they are considering.
Thank you in advance for your bids, I look forward to speaking with you and hopefully starting a long working relationship
At this stage I believe we have enough bidders and already have some amazing samples collected. Please no more new bidders as the timeline would be too tight for a good sample to be created.
To everyone else who got the specifications you have around 14 hours before the closing time for submissions.
Good luck to everyone.
The winner has been selected and runners up as well,
here is the results:
1st: Arlekino ($35 and project)
2nd: DYV ($10)
3rd: Noelsmama ($10)
4th: Eleonoraoto ($5)
To everyone else I wish I could award everyone a prize because I do understand you took the time to create samples, we had around 40 entries so it was a very tough competition. I only hope I kept up good communications with everyone so that you know your time was appreciated, it takes alot of time to reply to each and every mail. Again I will restate that we will NEVER use your designs unless we contact you before and pay you for the design. Your designs will be kept on file (not used) for future reference (other projects you might bid on).
I will now attempt to mail back everyone individually to give any feedback gathered. Once again thank you to everyone who competed and submitted a sample.