iBAM Logo Contest – Win an Apple TV

11 years ago in Articles by Brent | 31 Comments

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It’s time! iBAM needs an official logo, a real nifty something that will compliment Derek’s beautiful design for this site and give us all something we can be proud of and wear on a T-shirt or something (Hint, hint … t-shirts coming soon after?). The Shuffle contest was so much fun that I have decided to crank it way up a notch and make the development of a logo into a competition just to show off some of the talent we have out there in iBAM’s blogosphere. With all the excitement around the Apple TV, it seemed a perfect fit for such a prestigious occasion, so I will be giving away an Apple TV to the winning entry chosen by our judges. As if that isn’t enough to get you excited, I am extremely stoked to announce that we have a panel of “celebrity” judges to make the final decision on the winner. So before we get to the rules, let’s meet the judges:

Derek Punsalan
Author of 5ThirtyOne.com, and co-author of UNEASYsilence , Derek is the original designer of the iBAM WordPress theme. Derek is well known for his design sense, Mac fluency, and general mastery of all things tech. He has received countless recognition for his MySpace and WordPress themes as well as his design for sites on the web. Often imitated, never duplicated, Derek is a one of a kind individual that adds a valuable voice to our judges panel.

Justine Ezarik
Best known for her “Mommy Pack My Lunch” viral videos and her daily blog “ Tasty Blog Snack“. Justine is a designer from PA that shows up just about anywhere online in the various social communities that populate it. Co-host of MacBreak and GeekRiot, she will do just about anything (within reason) that she is dared to do for the sake of viral publicity. Justine lends a tasteful eye to the judges panel and a welcome opinion.

Paul Stamatiou
Possessing one of the most popular blogs on the internet, Paul is a current college student and former Yahoo intern on a direct course for silicon valley with a certified ticket to the top. Mac enthusiast and admitted Mac addict. Paul has been known to go through withdrawal when he is separated from his MacBook for too long thus making him a valuable addition to us here at iBAM. As an avid technophile, Paul’s voice will be an experienced, well known and knowledgeable addition to this judges panel.

Kenny Saunders
Well known across the Internet for his award winning CSS designs and creative flair when it comes to innovative web design, Kenny dabbles in a whole lot of different disciplines. A designer by trade, programmer at heart and all around gifted geek. Most of you have seen his work on the screens of your palm device or cell phone. He is a true innovator and brings a talented eye for design to this panel of judges.

Shaun Andrews
As talented a coder as he is a designer, Shaun developed his unique style of design by sitting under some of the most creative minds in the business. A founding member of Molehill, makers of Tick, a sleek and powerful time and budget tracking application, Shaun is defining design trends daily. He currently works with a wide range of clients, from progressive internet companies like Scrapblog to Ivy League Institutions like Cornell University. Shaun brings a hip and talented set of credentials to the judges panel.

Jonathan Snook
Jonathan hails from Ottawa, Canada and when he’s not polishing off the next award winning site at Sidebar Creative, you can find him hanging out at home with the ‘fam, posting pictures to his flickr, reading his news feeds or writing for Sitepoint, Apress, Digital Web Magazine or his blog. A well-read and frequent speaker on web design, development, usability and programming, Jonathan is known abroad for being a powerhouse behind the keyboard. Jonathan touts an impressive resume that definitely doesn’t need this sort of an introduction.

Dan Rubin
“Oozing with talent”” is possibly the best way to describe Dan as he can’t be held to just design. A designer by day and performer by night, he is probably best known for his work on Blogger, the CSS Zen Garden, Yahoo! Small Business and Microsoft’s ASP.net portal. Dan is a contributing author to several published works (too numerous to mention here) on CSS and web standards. An inspirational writer and podcaster, Dan resides in South Florida and hangs his work up to dry at webgraph.com.

Nicole Wopperer
Nicole is a founding partner and chief designer of RareEdge Design Group in Rochester, NY. She helps bring us those useful nifty little apps such as Twitteroo, Rurl, 9 Minutes of Fame and GMobileSync. Known best for her sarcasm and lightning quick wit, Nicole has amassed quite a following on Twitter as well as many other Internet hangouts. Nicole brings another much needed and very experienced female voice to the judges panel.

Cali Lewis
Known across the Internet as the fun-loving, effervescent host of GeekBrief.tv, Cali’s daily podcast is viewed and listened to by millions worldwide and she has most recently been spotted in the current round of GoDaddy’s Super Bowl Commercials. There’s hardly a geek toy or tool that Cali hasn’t had her hands on. She brings a voice of fun and geek mastery to the judges panel. A welcome participant indeed.

Steve Smith
It’s hard living life at the top of the design food chain, but Steve does it with a class and flair that we can all hope to attain. Steve lives with his wife, son, and a few miscellaneous animals in South Bend, Indiana. He spends his days working as an independent web designer/developer/consultant, and runs his personal and business website at orderedlist.com. Running one of the most linked to sites on the net as well as a profound designer, Steve does his darnedest to convince his friends (and the rest of us) that web standards should be a way of life.

Brent Spore
I’m in here just to feel important. I actually wanted to have at least some say in the final logo, but honestly, I will leave the final decision to all of the other judges. Okay, so… I’m a geek, born in Seattle, living in Phoenix, own a Mac and have a blog about Mac stuff. I have been a multimedia designer for over 15 years. Founder of Synergy, Creative Director of TCS, Social Media evangelist and blah, blah, blah…

The Rules:

  1. Entries must be submitted by April 14th, 2007 at 11:59pm (PST) for selection the following week.
  2. Final design should be scalable for printing (vector image preferred).
  3. Logo needs to work as a favicon (or have a complimentary favicon design included in the submission).
  4. Logo must be easy to print on a t-shirt or have a complimentary version included in the submission. (limited number of colors, vector prefered, etc.)
  5. Must compliment and accent iBAM’s current design and color set.
  6. Designers can submit up to 3 designs for entry into the competition.
  7. Watermarked submissions are okay, but we promise not to use any submissions without the designer’s permission other than publishing it on our Flickr page.
  8. Logo must not contain any previously copyrighted elements that would get us in trouble with their subsequent creator(s).
  9. Winning designer must release ownership to iBAM upon selection.
  10. All entries will be visible via our flickr page throughout the duration of the contest and archived there for posterity once the competition is over.

Send your entries to logocontest@iboughtamac.com, marked accordingly (i.e. “iBAM Logo Contest” in the subject line of your email). Please be sure your submission is large enough so that the judges can see the detail in your design.

Disclaimer: I (and the judges) reserve the right to remove any or all entries and conduct this contest as we see fit. I am an honest person with no hidden motives. I have one Apple TV, it’s new and I want to give it away to one lucky designer. Please don’t try to “abuse the system”. This is a friendly promotional exercise to help spread the word about iboughtamac.com as well as build the community. You don’t need to ruin the fun for anyone by exploiting some sort of loophole. I’m not the state lottery. I’m just a guy trying to spread the word about this site. Please be considerate, Thank you!

The Shuffle contest was so much fun and I can’t even explain how much more excited I am about this one. Feel free to comment or email if you have any questions, we’ll keep this post updated as questions come in.

I want to take a quick moment to thank all the judges for participating. Please subscribe to their feeds (if you don’t already) and show your support for all their endeavors. They truly do enrich the Internet community and I am deeply honored to have their support here on iBAM. My deepest thanks to all who have joined in as well as those who are about to submit. You rock! As you could expect, we can’t wait to see your submissions. Let the logo contest begin!

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