Does your organization have a logo? Are you tired of the one you currently have? If so, this post should make you smile. It seems that a variety of companies have cropped up recently that are in the logo crowd-sourcing business. Here’s the gist of how they work.
You register with one of these sites and set up a contest with a set monetary prize and a deadline. Designers from all over begin submitting designs based upon the guidelines you’ve set. They then cross their fingers and hope you pick them. Fairly easy concept. The winner wins anywhere from $100 on up, and you get a professional logo for your organization; the perfect win-win.
Here are a few of those companies with a little info:
The contests on this company seem to begin for as little as $100 and go up from there. This particular company started off at the $100 range and has received 66 submissions. Not bad. This is for a startup company called FastPencil. They put up $295 for their contest, and have received 68 entries. The submissions to this company look very professional.
This company seems to be a little bigger, with contests ranging in price from $200 on up. Here’s an example of what you’ll get for $200 for a company called Simply Sweet. They received 229 submissions, and they still have 7 days left in the contest (up to this point). Here are some examples of what $300 will get you.
The price for a logo here costs $200. Here is a company called DriveClean that’s at the $200 level and has received 122 submissions! A friend of mine, Anthony WagenerSmith is using LogoSauce to design the logo for a church plant he just launched called Compass Communities. Here are some of the 51 submissions at the $200 level.
Contests begin at $250 here. This one seems to have quite a lot of buzz surrounding it, as it’s been featured in the Washington Post, PC World, Killer Startups, and others. I first heard about this one through a tweet I saw from Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. Here’s the contest he started at $250 (for a logo for his personal blog) and received a total of 280 entries.
So what’s the advantage of using one of these companies vs. just hiring an individual? Many options. Through the power of an open contest you get many more options than you’d ever receive from a single individual, all at a price you can probably afford.
So if you need to get a logo going soon, I recommend one of these companies. I’ll probably use one soon to do a logo for our church.
If you do have a logo, how did you go about getting it? What was your experience like?