Logo Contest. I got a head start.

Eyram Sotome October 8, 2013
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Logo design is cool.

Ever since June, I’ve been managing the LinkedIn group called “Entry Level Engineers”.

These young (and old) engineering students and graduates are all looking for employment but most can’t hit the mark when it comes to job hunting and finding a job in their area. So, we are having a logo contest.

Yep… because we are cool (Only makes sense, right?)

Below you will see the rules for the contest and the form needed to enter. In the meantime, here are the main details:

– The Logo Contest is for one simple reason: To rebrand our image as an authority group on LinkedIn

– The contest starts on October 8 and will end October 29 at midnight (U.S. EST)

– Voting will begin on October 30 (once all the pictures are posted) and will run until November 5th at midnight (U.S EST)

– The final design of our logo will be fly high on our profiles December 1.

The Winner: You will be given recognition in front of the whole community. Awesomeness will be your name. You don’t need a prize! But, I’m giving you a $50 Visa Gift Card anyways 🙂

The Other Winners (that didn’t win): You’ll be inspiring others to work on themselves and use their creativity. Also, you get to contribute to the final design once the contest is over. Let’s go.

How To Vote: Simply comment on this page. You can choose 3 so choose your favorites and let the battle begin!

Entry Level Engineers Logo Contest Rules

Eligibility

Only those in the ELE LinkedIn Group. If you aren’t a member, send me an email and I’ll get you there.

Contest Period

The contest starts on October 8, 2013 at 3 PM (U.S EST) and ends on October 29 at midnight (11:59:59 U.S EST). Entries submitted before or after those dates will be disqualified.

Voting will begin on October 30, 2013 and end on November 5, 2013.

How To Enter

All submissions can only be submitted through the form below.

You can submit as many entries as you want. The more ideas you pull out, the more chances you have of winning.

Submissions include: Photos, Graphic Art, or a scribbled Idea. Text submission, encompassing a GOOD idea, are also accepted.

Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by email and will also be posted on this website.

NOTE: Even though someone will win the contest, all those that participate can contribute the final design. It will be a great discussion that will truly help everyone decipher what is best for the group.

Prize

$ 50 Visa Gift & the bragging rights to say you owned 100’s of engineers. Now, hire me.

General Conditions, Liability, and All The Legal Stuff

If you are that concerned about looking at the legal stuff, I warned you. Close your eyes and click this link: Legal Torture

Here is the Contest Form! (On To Voting!)

Submissions are now closed. It’s time to vote!

Some of you guys sent me your actual pictures (which was hilarious) but I’m only accepting logos so tough luck…

 

Which ones you do you guys like the best? (Remember, this is not the final design so you can pick as many as you want!)

How you do feel about the contest? Speak your mind in the comments below!

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    Neşe Gündoğdu

    November 5, 2013 Reply
    I loved #6. I vote for it.
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    Humberto Fuenmayor

    November 4, 2013 Reply
    I think the #16 should win
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    Quraish Shamim

    November 4, 2013 Reply
    Hi all. I was looking at the logos and I don't quite understand #4 and #8. For #4, I the right-hand side says E L E. But the left-hand side, does it also say E L E? For #8, what does the arrow key represent? Do the up key and right key have special meaning? Just want to understand all the logos before voting. Thanks!!
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      Eyram Sotome

      November 4, 2013 Reply
      Here is what I think: For #4, the ELE on the right is the actual logo. So, it would combined in a way that all of them are together. The right side is just to show what the symbols inside are. For #8, I didn't get it for a long time too. Actually, my little brother explained it to me! :D Basically, it is saying " -> (Entry), ^ (Level since you go up), E (for Engineers) and the C thing around it means it is everywhere. It's an interesting concept, actually. Very abstract, but smart if you get the meaning. I hope this helps!
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        Quraish Shamim

        November 5, 2013 Reply
        Woah, that #8 is really deep. I am impressed!
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    Nic

    November 4, 2013 Reply
    I can see that everyone put a lot of though into it so well done...My vote is for #6 it's clear and professional.
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    RD Kalahasty

    November 3, 2013 Reply
    #12 classy
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    Vanessa

    November 1, 2013 Reply
    #12 and #16
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    Sean Kriesberg

    November 1, 2013 Reply
    I am torn between entry #9 and #5.
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    eladio lopez

    November 1, 2013 Reply
    #6
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    Ahl S.

    November 1, 2013 Reply
    I like #6 because it looks professional, and world wide, which it is.
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    Qingfeng

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    I think #6 is a good choice because of its professional style.
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    Wayne S

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    5, 6, 7, 13, 16
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    George

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    I like the entry No 5 It shows an electrical circuit which is really smart
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    Shrijita Das

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    I like entry#10
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    johanna vasconez

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    I really like #1
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    E.

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    11
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    Susan

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    Personally I prefer either entry 11 or entry 16. Entry 11 has references to all types of engineering along with people helping each other climb, which are nice. Entry 16 look a bit more professional and I like the slogan.
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      Eyram Sotome

      November 1, 2013 Reply
      The climb concept is interesting, right? It would definitely be something we would have to emphasis in any logo regarding entry levels. Thanks for the comment, Susan!
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    Rubén GP

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    Entry 12 my first option; and 16 the second one. Txs
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    Folu

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    It's definitely #6
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    Muhammad Kashif Rafique

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    # 12
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    Eliza

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    Hi! I really like entry 7 because it connects the entry level engineers with the recent graduates. Well done! :)
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      Eyram Sotome

      November 1, 2013 Reply
      Thanks for the support, Eliza! Let's communicate those same feeling to those outside the group :) Spread the word!
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    Niyi

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    My favourite logo is Entry 15. The way the whole thing turns out to be a battery is nice.
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    Vas

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    6, 12, and 13
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    mahya

    October 31, 2013 Reply
    entry#16
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    Mohana Asha Latha Dubasi

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Entry 12
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    Brandon VanTassel

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Entry 11 is my favorite as it shows the entry level engineers helping each other climb.
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    Rahim

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    12 and 16
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    David

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I find #16 to be most desirable.
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    John Alessandro

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I like 12, 6 and the dark horse 15; but they are all very good!
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    Eugene

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Entry #12 looks good.
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    Marco Marino

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I like the entries #7, #16, #14 and #6. The nice thing about #7 is that it has the graduation cap and it is a logo, but it's missing what the group is providing. Entry #16 is really effective with the opened door. Entry #14 is really effective in the sense that is compact and really a nice shape (clear but not obvious), while entry #6 really shows the "engineering" part, with the different disciplines and the gear. Awesome work guys!
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      Eyram Sotome

      November 1, 2013 Reply
      Agreed Marco. It looks like some of them used your design criteria ;)
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    Silvana

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    My favourite is Entry #6, then Entry #16, but all of them are a good job!
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    Zach

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    My favorite entry is #12 followed by entry #11. Great job though by everyone who designed a logo!!!
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    Kathelena

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Between Entries 7 & 14, is hard to decide. Entry 7 has the cap from graduation (cap and gown), and that is crucial and something to be very proud of in our journey to call ourselves engineers. Entry 14 looks like more of an actual Logo. It has the letters only, scripted in such a away, that it would appear on a door or building. Not sure about the "L" being seen in both directions though.
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      harsha

      October 31, 2013 Reply
      Entry 6 and 12 is good.Entry 10 signifies that looking for bright eyes so i like that also. Even entry 9 is attractive
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      Eyram Sotome

      November 1, 2013 Reply
      The graduation cap shows a big step in life. However, like some of the others said, we are not only about graduates. I think it would be interesting to incorporate into the final design though... Entry #14 is intriguing because of the way all of you guys have been seeing it. I didn't see anything there but it looks like the community is finding a lot. The building visual is definitely cool!
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    Benjamin Collins

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    My vote is for #16 but I like 11 and 6 as well
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    Kim Sing

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Hi Eyram, I like the simple and straight forward concept of the bottom logo for Entry #2. I don't think it gets enough recognition (as with entries 1-3) because they're just pencil/paper sketches and don't look as refined as the other computer generated logos. Once you create the final design logo for that one, I think it would really stand out and let everyone know exactly who we are when they see it for the first time. I also really like Entry #6. The ELE letters are big and like what Marco said, association will help others identify this as representing Entry Level Engineers. The cogwheel gives it a sense of mechanical work and connection to engineering. But not all engineers are mechanical so I appreciate the other symbols in the wheel. However, they may be hard to see if the logo is small. I like the world in the center because it represents that we're a global group and the arrows show we're the next generation of engineers (at the same time they remind me a lot of recycling which isn't all that bad). Best, Kim
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      Eyram Sotome

      October 30, 2013 Reply
      Finally, my logo's getting some recognition ^_- I appreciate your comment, Kim. It really does take more thinking to get into the roots of what we stand for and have a logo that will represent that (which is why the winning logo isn't the final logo). Entry #6 has been getting a lot of votes, but as you said, we need to look at it at the global scale (which only the globe shows well). As long as we keep refining, I'm sure we'll come up with an awesome logo. Thanks for the feedback!
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    Dane

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    i like 6, 7, 15, 16
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    Evan

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I think #6 and #11 are the strongest!
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    Willliam Carson

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    #6,8,12,15, and 16...and 11.
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    Sampson Ewuzie

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Woow !!! ELE logo contest, so wooonderfuul!!! Thanks to Eyram, a visionary and innovative Entry-Level-Engineer, who has touched so many ELE's. I vote for entries #11 and # 6.
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      Eyram Sotome

      October 30, 2013 Reply
      Too much.. Sampson. No way can I take the praise after each and everyone of us contributed to making this work. Let's push even further! I got some great surprises for you guys.. Keep rockin', ELE!
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    Ria

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    entry 7 and 16
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    Sami Almohsen

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    #6 represents ELE very well
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    Stephen Ingham

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    6, 12, & 16 Runner up to 5 & 11
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    Rudy Treichel

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    on #1 reverse the justification to right, keep the steps and loose the "ant man" Remember the logo has to be reproducible, simple and in a scale that there is no fine details that become indistinquishable.
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      Eyram Sotome

      October 30, 2013 Reply
      Well said, Rudy. I'll look into that. I was just doodling when I first came up with the idea but I'm glad you could steer me in the right direction to make it more like a logo. I'll keep working at it ;)
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    Abhinav

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Entry 6
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    Gaurav kushwah

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Number 12......
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    Kyle Frank

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    6 definitely
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    Jon Nicklas

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I vote #7 and #16.
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    Ewa

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Number 6, 16 and 14
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    rohit jain

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    entry # 16 is relevant and best among all other logos.
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    Eyram Sotome

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Looks like you guys are having fun! Why isn't anyone voting for my concept drawings (Entry #1 to 3)? >.> Don't forget to share it with others guys (just click the buttons on the side). The more votes, the more accurate our ideas sync! ^_-
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    Paul

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    #7 is the best
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    Andres Castillo

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I think logo #6 is the best logo!
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    Crina

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I like 6 and 11!
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    somdatta

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    hey... i would like to vote for 11 and 15 because those two are more professional and appropriate among others...also the motive is also reflected clearly through those two.
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    Dwayne Polzer

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    My vote is for 7, 16, and 11.
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    Jon Martin

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I think both #6 and #16 are good options.
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    Piotr

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Definetly #6 but I would put something more appropriate instead of scales picture
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      Piotr

      October 30, 2013 Reply
      Definitely*
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    Danilo Munhequete

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    Number 6, hands down is the Best logo
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    Britni

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I like 11 and 16!
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    Nick

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I think #16 has the most appeal
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    Matthew Williston

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I vote for Entry #16
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    Megan, Automationtechies.com Recruiter

    October 30, 2013 Reply
    I can't decide between #6 and #12 - love 'em both!
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    Marco Marino

    October 11, 2013 Reply
    Hello Eyram, Firstly I would like to congratulate for the great job and energy that has been put into this project. Managing and growing a community is not an easy thing and IMHO you are doing it in the right way. Coming to the reason of this comment: the logo! I don't have a logo proposal (yet) but I would like to give some suggestions. In my experience the logo that worked well have all some characteristics in common: - square or rounded (or close as possible to these two as occupied space) - two, max three colors - simple lines/text and big enough to be clearly visible even from far away and with bad quality images/printout It would be fantastic if the logo would represent our goals and believes, but if that is not possible, then it's not a big deal. The logo will be connected with our group with time and with the building up of a reputation. I wish good luck to all contestants! Cheers, Marco
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      Eyram Sotome

      October 30, 2013 Reply
      Hey Marco, Thanks for the comment! Design principles are very important to consider when making a logo. I've always tried to keep those things in mind (even when making the +Engineer logo) so we will definitely be talking about that when it comes time to design the final logo. Let's see how the voting goes now!
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        Brandon Figueroa

        October 30, 2013 Reply
        Hello everyone. I like the Entry #4. It is my favorite! Well it is mine so I guest that doesn't count :). Sorry I can't place a definite favorite. I would have to say 4 - 7, 11 and 16. These in my opinion have the best bet. Every time I look at six I like it more. Best Regards, Brandon Figueroa http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brandon-figueroa/53/52a/3a4/