Honiton Chamber of Commerce Design Competition

Design Logo Competition

We are very pleased to announce our involvement with a design competition for young creative people in Honiton. The Honiton Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new logo designed. The project will be a fantastic opportunity for any young budding designers to be a part of the future of Honiton.

You can download the PDF entry form below.

Download Entry Form

General Information

Your logos can be submitted to Honiton Toy Shop, Honiton Sports Shop, The Beehive, Honiton Museum and The Library.
Entrants must be between the ages of 5 and 18. Entries for the competition close on July 4th 2017.

Closing Date: Tuesday, July 4th 2017
Public voting begins: Friday July 7th 2017
Public voting ends: Tuesday, July 18th 2017
Winner announced: Thursday, August 3rd 2017

“The judges will decide the winners from the three age groups, but it will be the public that makes the final decision. The three age groups will be 5-10, 11-15 and 16-18.

The new logo will be used on all chamber mastheads, their website and any chamber related matter. It will also be embossed on the chairman’s new chains of office.

Entries can be submitted now and entry form can be picked up from Honiton Sports Shop.

Full details and an entry form will be in next week’s Pulman’s View from Honiton & Ottery St Mary (July 27th)

The winner will be revealed at the Honiton Show on August 3rd.”


Etchd Creative Tips

Designing a logo is a pivotal part of the branding process of an organisation or business and I have written a short article that covers the topic in more depth. Below are some quick tips from our design studio about designing logos.

 

  • Keep it simple: Some of the world’s best known logos are very simple in design. A logo has to look good placed on small items like pens or business cards up to large banners, vehicles and billboards.
  • Think about your audience: You can design your logo to appeal to a target audience of your client. If you are designing for kids, you will probably get a much better response to have a “fun” and colourful design.
  • Representation:“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Visually showing what your business or organisation does in the logo can help make your logo really stand out.
  • Colour: Colour is a fantastic tool to add visual flair to your logo. You can plan ahead and create a colour palette for your logo, based on your client. In the industry we have certain colours that represent values, for example you will often see blue used in health designs and green for organic.
  • Greyscale: Our designer Ollie loves grey and has a real eye on colours. One important test for logos we have at Etchd Creative is to see how the logo looks in greyscale. A good logo will still look and function well when reduced to greyscale.
  • Feedback: Don’t be afraid to ask other people for feedback on your design. Sometimes a fresh perspective can open up new ideas.

At Etchd Creative we wish all participating designers the best of luck and we look forward to seeing the designs.

Steve Chan
Steve Chan About the author

<p>A graphic and web designer for Etchd Creative. After graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2009, he took on work as a freelance graphic and web designer for local organisations and businesses. Looking to gain more industry experience, Steve undertook placements at other design studios including being a digital designer for Clarks Shoes.</p>