The votes have been counted. We now have had over 300 votes in the poll to determine whether we will move forward in deciding on a new logo for Revenge of the Birds (or perhaps keep it the same). 56 percent were in favor of a new logo and another 21 percent were okay with the idea.
So moving forward, to make it a community decision, we will do the following:
1. To make a change, we must have options. This means people need to submit logos, otherwise there can be no vote. The technical specifications are as such:
The logo size used on the blogs is 200 wide X 220 pixels tall. The best strategy is to send a high res 10:11 ratio image (such as an EPS, or 1000x1100 hi-res jpg) and we'll make the smaller sizes. An original PSD or EPS file as well would be ideal.
So what I need is by 11:59 PM AZ time (according to my computer) on July 31, for you to send me via email the jpeg and the original original, editable high-resolution file type.
2. After obtaining the entries, there will be a FanPost with the entries and a poll for the readers to choose their favorite after the writing team decides whether each logo will be considered. What is the criteria? Subjective opinion. The original logo and the decided entries will be considered. One of two things will happen after one week. If there are at least 200 votes and one logo has at least 10% more votes than any other individual logo, that will be the new logo to submit. If not, the image with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated and a new poll will be made, ad so on and so forth until there is a clear favorite.
3. For the "winner," we offer only the pride and satisfaction of having designed the site logo. Nothing of any monetary value will be awarded. However, you will be dubbed as the "super awesome person who designed the site logo" and shall be revered by the current blog manager as long as he is in the position.
I am hoping for a few entries to choose from. Get started, you who know the magic of Photoshop.
Now for the boring but important legal stuff and requirements....
Content Requirements: Your Entry must not: (a) violate any third party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (b) contain defamatory statements; (c) include threats to any person, place, business, or group; (d) be obscene or indecent; (e) depict any risky behavior, as determined by Sponsor (SB Nation) in its sole discretion; (f) contain any third party trademarks or logos; and (g) have been entered in any other contest or have been published or distributed in any other media. Sponsor reserves the right to refuse to post any Entry for any reason.
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