Calling Austin Graphic Designers – SMC Austin Logo Design Contest

Austin graphic designers, we need your astute, inspired skills to create an awesome logo for SMCAustin – and we want our community’s feedback to decide the winner.  Prizes include an Austin City Limits gift bag ($120 value), Professional Membership to SMC ($100 value) and Date Night at Alamo Drafthouse ($75 gift card).  First place winner gets first choice of prizes, along with glory, fame and our undying gratitude! 

Special note for prolific, extra-creative designers: You can submit multiple entries AND win multiple prizes.  Also, all entrants and all voters will receive a $5 off coupon from Austin’s Pizza.  We’re excited to already have some submissions (scroll down to view them).

Use this SMC logo style guide that specifies colors, font and tagline, PLUS your creative leeway. Feast your eyes on this Pinterest board with all the other clever chapter logos. And just for fun, check out the logos for our chapter-bros in Texas.

Help us convey what’s unique and remarkable about Austin, that would resonate with social media users in general and with Austin social media peeps in particular.

The logo will be used primarily online on our social media outposts (Twitter, Facebook, email, G+, etc).

Once your design is done, upload it on our contest page on Crowdtogether. (Note: To upload or vote, you’ll have to join our contest – fast and easy to do.) Then round up other Austinites to vote on your favorite – the winners will be chosen by the SMCA board from among the top fivedesigns with the most votes.

The deadline for submissions is August 19, 2012. Voting ends on August 24. During the week of August 27, we’ll splash the name of the winner (and your design) over Facebook, Twitter, G+ and LinkedIn. Other rules to live by are posted on our contest page.  Got questions? Post them in our Facebook group.