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Logo contest

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We need two separate logos, a "Free Content" logo and a "Free Expression" logo, that can be attached to works covered by licenses which meet the conditions defined in the Free Content and Expression Definition. Each of these logos should consist of:

  • a symbol or sign that is the same for both logos (minor variations allowed)
  • a label, i.e. "Free Content" or "Free Expression"

Logos must have a vector graphics source (SVG preferred), but must be uploaded in a bitmap format (transparent PNG preferred). A good, free software vector graphics application which can handle SVG and PNG exports is inkscape. The dimensions are up to you as long as the images scale well. In order for your logo to be used, the logo itself must be free content with a reduced attribution requirement, but we can work this out with you once we have picked your logo.

To participate, create an account and upload your logos. A deadline will be announced once we have a better feel for how many submissions to expect. The moderators act as a jury.

Why participate? Your logo may end up being used on millions of works large and small, giving you exposition and recognition. You will be fully acknowledged on this website as the artist. We may also announce prizes during the course of the contest.

Some advice and ideas:

  • Don't make it too complex. See the Wikipedia article logo for some information on what makes a good logo.
  • Since "Free Expression" is meant to be used primarily for artistic works, it may be a good idea to make this particular logo slightly more playful.
  • It's all about works being used freely, merged, copied, changed, and so on. A visual metaphor that reflects this may make the most sense.

Current submissions

None yet.