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Brands of the World Logo Awards, 2011

Brands of the World Logo AwardsDeadline: 31 December 2011

Open to: professional and amateur designers who are located worldwide

What is Brands of the World Logo Awards?

Brands of the World is one of the largest branding websites in the world with over 3 million visits a month and more than 500,000 registered users. Brands of the World Logo Awards aims to award the best work in branding and logo design. The objective of the awards is to bring recognition and new clients to all participants of the competition.

Who decides who wins?

The winning entries will be selected by jurors, who will be selected based on their professional excellence in branding and design. The jury will be announced gradually every month during the competition. Registered members of Brands of the World will also be able to cast their votes on the logos they like and these votes will influence the decision of the jury.

What is the criteria for logo submission?

The logo has to be your original creation or you should have permission from the designer or the owner of the logo to submit it. The logo must have been created in the year 2011 between January 1 till December 31.

What is required to submit a logo?

You need to have an at least 200x200px image of the logo and information about the client and the designer. You can also upload accompanying images with the logo that show the logo in use on different backgrounds or on stationary and other branding elements. This will help the public and the jury see how the logo comes to life.

How much does it cost to enter a logo?

We wanted to make sure as many people can enter the competition as possible, because sometimes best logo designs are made for small companies, so we lowered the price from the usual $30-50 paid at logo award competitions to just US$19. You need to pay this fee after uploading your logo submission. You can pay with PayPal or Credit Card processed by PayPal to ensure maximum security and ease of use.

What is the prize for participants and winners?

The main and most important prize is the prestige of participating and winning at Brands of the World, one of the largest and most recognized branding websites in the world. Your uploads will be seen by many employers and potential clients, which may result in job offers or freelance jobs. We will also give an Apple iPad 2 16GB Wifi to one overall Gold winner and 2 devices to the overall silver and bronze winners.

Logo Awards Rules

Eligibility:

The BrandsoftheWorld.com Logo Awards Contest (the “Contest”) is open to professional and amateur designers who are 1) located worldwide, except where prohibited by law (the “Territory”), and 2) of full legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live. Employees and directors of (“”) and all of its subsidiary or affiliate companies and each of their immediate family or members of their same households (whether related or not) are not eligible. By entering, you agree to these Official Rules, the website Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and the decisions of , which are final and binding in all respects. reserves the right to change any of the terms of these Rules at any time, and you agree to be bound by such changes. If you do not agree with these Official Rules, do not submit a logo entry.

All submissions must have been created between January, 2011 and December 31, 2011. All submission must be original creations of the designer, design firm or individual submitting the logo.

Deadline:

Entries must be submitted no later than December 31, 2011. Winners will be notified on or about January 31, 2012 by email to the email address listed in the participant’s account. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published on the BrandsoftheWorld.com Logo Awards webpage.

Logo Categories:

Animal, Automotive & Transport, Architecture & Construction, Art, Beauty, Business & Consulting, Communication, Community & People, Computer & Networking, Dating, Delivery, Design, Educational, Engineering, Entertainment, Erotic, Farming, Fashion, Financial, Food & Drinks, Furniture, Games & Toys, Industrial, Internet, Kids, Legal, Medical, Music, Nature, Photography, Political, Real estate, Religion, Science, Security, Software, Sports, Travel & Tourism, Video.

Submission Rules:

In order to submit a logo entry you must first create an account by going to the Register page on BrandsoftheWorld.com. You will be required to choose a username, submit a valid email address, and indicate your acceptance of these Rules.

Once you have activated your account you may submit entries via the Upload awards logo menu. You will be required to submit all necessary information including a title for your logo, the name of its creator, a short description of the client which was envisioned when the logo was designed. You must also upload you logo. Logos will only be accepted if they are in .jpeg or other image format and at least 200x200px in size. WEBM reserves the right to reject and not to post any logo entry or entries submitted to the Contest including, but not limited to, those which WEBM finds objectionable, for any reason in its sole discretion. In the event of a rejection, WEBM will refund the submission fees for the entry or entries. All uploaded submissions are final and will not be returned.

By submitting your logo entry or entries including any image, graphic, animation, clipart, font, photo, or other content (“Content”), you represent and warrant i) that the Content is your own and that you have the full rights associated with the Content; or ii) Content is not your own but you have full legal rights to submit the logo entry to the Contest; and iii) that your Content will not violate or infringe the rights of any third person, including but not limited to, rights in copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. You are solely responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside and that you indemnify, defend and hold WEBM harmless from, and against, any, and all, liability arising from your logo entry and/or participation in the Contest. By creating an account and submitting Content, you to WEBM, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively the “Company”), a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to (i) electronically print, publish and distribute the Content in all versions and all media, now known or hereinafter created, including, without limitation, the right to translate and electronically publish and distribute the Content on the Logo Award website; (ii) include the Content in advertising and promotion; (iii) include the Content in print and non-print products; and (iv) publish your name, likeness, and entry information in connection with the Contest.

Entry Fees and Payment:

You must pay nineteen US dollars ($19) per logo entry or per category (for entries submitted to multiple categories). Payment will only be accepted via PayPal or Credit Card processed by PayPal. The entry fees are non-refundable. There is no limit on the number of entries which you may submit. You may submit entries in multiple categories; however, if you wish to submit the same logo in multiple categories you must pay an entry fee for each additional category. Entries will not be entered into the Contest for review until full payment is received by WEBM and entries will be removed from consideration if the payment transaction is disputed.

Contest Winners:

The Contest winner is not chosen randomly. The winner is selected by the panel of Judges identified on the Judges tab on the Contest homepage. Their decisions will be based on creativity and technical excellence, as shall be determined by the Judges in their sole discretion. If, in its sole discretion, WEBM discovers that any winner’s participation in the Contest was prohibited under the laws of the Territory or the winner has violated any term of these Official Rules, that winner’s participation in the Contest shall be deemed null and void and WEBM shall select an alternative participant for the award(s).

Awards:

The Judges shall award one gold, one silver, and one bronze awards in each category. They will also select 3 entries as gold, silver and bronze, as overall winners of the Contest.

General Conditions:

Winner is solely responsible for all costs, fees and taxes associated with entering the contest and winning and award. Award(s) may not be substituted, assigned or transferred and have no cash value. Once entries have been submitted, the fees paid shall be non-refundable for any reason. Entrants shall not receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that expressly disclosed in these rules. Entrant is solely liable for any travel costs. Winner may be required to execute and return a liability release form within five (5) days of notification of winning an award. Failure to return documents timely, or if award notification or award is returned as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification with an alternate winner selected.

WEBM may prosecute any fraudulent activities to the full extent of the law.

Limitations of Liability:

In no event will WEBM, its licensees, and or its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, or their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the contest.

Disputes:

As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the New York, New York U.S.A. having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall exclusively apply the laws of the State of New York U.S.A without regard for doctrines of Conflict of Law.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/information

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