Hugo Logo Contest

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 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 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”.

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