The World Science Fiction Society has announced a contest to design an official logo for the Hugo Awards, suitable for use in the publishing and film/television industries, and in solidifying the Hugo Awards brand.
The contest is open to individual designers. Full submission guidelines are available on the Hugo Awards web site at www.thehugoawards.org/logocontest.htm. Some guidelines for a successful design:
- The design must work well at a variety of sizes and in both black & white and color;
- The design must include something clearly recognizable as the classic four-finned Hugo Award rocket;
- The design must include the words “Hugo Award”.
The deadline for submitting entries is May 31, 2009. Entries must be submitted on-line at email@example.com. The winning design will be selected by a jury including Chip Kidd, Irene Gallo, Geri Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and by the Hugo Awards Marketing Committee.
The winner will receive a special trophy incorporating the winning logo design, a $500 cash prize, and signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo-winning works American Gods and Coraline, and collection Fragile Things, which includes winning story “A Study in Emerald”.