The World Café New Logo Contest is now closed. We have received a number of extraordinary entries and the announcement of the contest winner and 5 finalists has been extended while we investigate the creative and legal viability of our top choices. Watch this space!
Inviting your image of the World Cafe. For over 15 years, the World Café Community Foundation and practitioners in the World Café community have worked with countless individuals, groups, corporations, and governments all over the world to enable conversations that matter, helping people on every continent host the important conversations about issues that matter most in our lives, communities, and organizations.
By enabling and encouraging individual and group interaction within “hospitable space”, our shared commitment to supporting collective wisdom and powerful communications has fueled the evolution of conversational leadership and helped to transform the worlds we live in.
In this critical moment, the World Café Community Foundation is making some significant changes to keep up with our growth, expand opportunities for engagement and ensure our sustainability in the years to come. We are embracing innovation in all our communications, and will be launching a new website to re-present ourselves in a way that symbolizes the essence of the World Cafe.
We’d like to invite you to be part of this shift! All contributions are welcome. Whether you're a professional designer, a student, graphic recorder, or simply someone who loves the World Cafe and has an artistic sensibility – if you have an idea for the new World Café logo, we’d like to see it.
Read on for more details, including Prizes, Design Specs, Entry Requirement and other Rules & Regulations…
What we are looking for:
We’re looking for an image that embodies the qualities of professionalism, simplicity, and boldness. The new logo should reflect the “identity” of the World Café – conversation, collaboration, connection, and innovation, and it should be classic (in the sense of timeless), and meaningful within a culturally aware global context.
Your design must have some continuity with the existing logo, in which the aspects with the most “equity” are the cup and the globe. That being said, we’re not limiting our search to a literal application of these two elements.
The new logo should also be a design that is easily translatable into multiple formats (special credit given for animated video footage), including different size differentials.
Who can enter:
The contest is open to interested parties of any age, from all countries, whatever your relationship is to the World Café. Students and professionals both are welcome, and people from outside the U.S. are especially encouraged to participate.
You are free to submit as many entries as you like. There is no cost for entry.
The Logo should be presented in accordance with the following:
•Original format, preferably vector (but we’ll accept a scan or clean photograph of your image)
•Minimum 300 dpi
•Minimum 500px wide, or 5” x 3”
•.tif, .jpg, or .ai file format
•Preferably in four color, but must also look crisp and effective in black and white (important: please include any precise color instructions for both web (RGB) and print (CMYK)
DEADLINE: YOUR WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SATURDAY, July 31st at 5pm PST
Submissions will be judged by:
•Susan Rockrise, former Creative Director for Intel, Principal, Susan Rockrise Associates
•Amy Lenzo, Director for Global Communications, World Café Community Foundation, and Principal, Clear Light Communications
•Michelle van Gilder, Founder, New Insights Group
•Tom Hurley, President, World Café Community Foundation, Principal, TJH Associates
•Benjamin Aaron Degenhart, KaosPilots student and World Café Communications Intern
•Sabine Soeder, Graphic Recording Professional, Partner
•Chris Chopyak, Senior Partner, Alchemy: The Art of Transforming Business
Winners will be notified on Monday, August 16th, 2010
There will be five finalists and one grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will be profiled in World Café Community Foundation publications and the logo submitted by the grand prize winner will appear on the re-designed website and other formal communications of the World Café Community Foundation with our grateful acknowledgement.
Full benefits as follows:
Winner will receive:
•Logo in the new website w/credit and link
•Logo used throughout WCCF communications
•Artist Profile published in website and acknowledged in newsletter
•Personalized Coaching Session with choice of WC Founding Team (Juanita Brown, David Isaacs), Executive Director Tom Hurley, Creative Advisor Susan Rockrise, or Community Tech Steward Amy Lenzo
•Signed Copy of the World Café book
•Special video interview about the design process
•Untold and unpredictable benefits i.e. good karma
•Our incalculable gratitude
Artwork submitted by the five finalists will feature in an article written about this contest in one or more World Café Community Foundation publications, with acknowledgement and a large scoops of the last two benefits listed above. ☺
No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible responses received.
•The World Café Community Foundation reserves the right to modify or cancel this contest for any reason in its sole discretion.
•Potential winners will be required to complete and return a Waiver of Liability/Publicity Release within seven days of receiving these documents. Failure to return the Waiver, or provide requested identification within the prescribed time period will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Return of prize notification and/or the Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. World Café Community Foundation has no obligation for compensation or reimbursement of any kind if a winner is unable to accept any or all of a prize for any reason.
•All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s).
•Taxes are the sole responsibility of winner.
•Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.
OFFICIAL RULES – THE LEGAL STUFF
How to Enter:
•All contestants will be automatically entered in the contest upon receipt of: (1) an original logo design; (2) personal information required to establish your identity, (3) a way to reach you – email or phone, and (4) how you would like to be acknowledged if your image is the winning new logo (with link if applicable)
•Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
•All entries must be received on or before July 29, 2010. The Sponsor has no responsibility for incomplete, lost, late or misdirected entries.
SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO *protected email*
The winner will be determined from the eligible entries on or about August 15, 2010. The winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone on or about August 16, 2010. The judges’ decisions are final and binding.
EACH ENTRANT CERTIFIES THAT THE MATERIALS SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS LOGO CONTEST (INCLUDING ARTWORK, IMAGERY and IDEAS) ARE THE ORIGINAL WORKS OF THE ENTRANT AND FURTHER CERTIFIES THAT THESE ORIGINAL WORKS, IN WHOLE AND/OR IN PART, HAVE NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON ANY PUBLICATION IN ANY FORMAT WHATSOEVER. EACH ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS THAT ANY AND ALL MATERIALS I SUBMIT IN CONNECTION WITH THIS LOGO CONTEST (INCLUDING ARTWORK, IMAGERY AND IDEAS) BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF THE WORLD CAFÉ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND MAY BE REPRODUCED, DISPLAYED, PUBLISHED (INCLUDING IN PRINT AND DIGITAL FORMATS), ARCHIVED (IN PRINT AND DIGITAL DATABASES) AND OTHERWISE FREELY USED WITHOUT LIMITATION OR RESTRICTION BY HE WORLD CAFÉ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND ITS PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES. EACH ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO THE USE OF HIS/HER NAME, IMAGE AND OTHER RELEVANT PERSONAL INFORMATION IN PUBLICATIONS, WEBSITES, ADVERTISING AND IN MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE CONTEST, UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LAW.