Wolda Logo Design Competition


Heads up, designers! Wolda, the Worldwide Logo Design Annual competition is calling for entries for its 2009 season.

Submitted logos and trademarks must have been created between 2008-2009. The international award invites all – professionals and students to take part in Wolda 09.

Note the different submission dates:
> June 30, 2009 for logos designed in 2008
> January 31, 2010 for logos designed in 2009

In the meantime, you’ve got plenty of time to touch up some old designs or complete a new design.

Here’s 7 tips from LogoFactory:

1) Uniqueness
Your logo should be able to stand out as completely¬† yours. Do not copy. I’ll say it again. Do. Not. Copy.

2) Timeless
Every few years there’s a trend, or fad, that new logos seems to embrace. The latest design logo trend is so-called 2.0. Web 2.0 is still going strong, but I’ll go out on a limb and say it will be yesterday’s news by end of summer.

3) Gimmick Free
Special FX and filters are usually applied, by inexperienced designers, to logos that are ‘missing something’. Trouble is, what the logo is generally missing is any design integrity, and adding bevels, lens flares and drop shadows is the logo design version of ‘putting lipstick on a pig’‘.

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