My brother and I are creating a summer brand called Tide 38 (the full name is Tide38ClothingCo). We want our clothing to have a summer, beach type of feel with light colors. Our main target audience will be people who enjoy looking preppy while still remaining casual. We want a logo that when recognized, people will know right away who's brand that is. The more people it appeals to the better. We know we haven't given too much information but we feel this allows you artists to be more creative and yourselves. We are now not only working our asses off for us but now you as well because we know that if we make it big, the winner of this competition will too (we will obviously be giving credit on our website to the logo designer and we hope that this can really launch his/her career). Just as this is your job, this is now our job and we will not rest until we are successful.
Whoever wins, we will stay in touch and if our brand makes the strides we want it to (we have a couple of specific people we plan on showing our idea to within a month or two), we will most definitely send some thank you money back your way because we feel as though you guys are vital to this brand's success and if you work hard then you deserve to be paid well. There is a strong chance that we will also be looking for a designer and/or web design help for our clothes (outside of the logo) so the winner (or possibly even someone else we feel did strong) may also be contacted for that as well.
As for the logo, feel free to go outside of the 3 options we are looking for down below. We were limited to 3 choices and that isn't fair to you guys at all. We don't want to limit any of your ideas or creativity. Do whatever you like. Some helpful advice to this is to do something you would want to wear because if you just do a logo to make us happy and you personally don't like it, then chances are we won't either. We have learned that if you like what you're doing then the result will be much better. Chances are if you put your heart into this, you will have a great chance of winning. Be creative. Be different. No one accomplishes anything by staying in the crowd. The more unique, the better. Best of luck to everyone and we truly appreciate your time and efforts.
Well that's my best motivational speech and now it is up to you. Oh and please don't forget to have fun with it! Don't treat this as a job. Reach in and harness the 9 year old in you and just enjoy it.