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[Cancelled] Announcing Our New Logo Design Contest

by Joe McDonald on October 21, 2014

We have decided to pull the plug on our logo design contest. Thank you to everyone that contributed a design concept so far. After reviewing feedback we received from the online design community, we felt it was better to discontinue and cancel the contest. We consulted several designers as well as the AIGA to arrive at this decision.

The general consensus from the design community is that contests cheapen and hurt the industry as a whole and accepting work for free in the hopes of being compensated later is wrong. When we first launched our logo design campaign, we truly were just trying to have a fun contest that would bring in a wide and diverse group of talented designers to create a fresh and new logo for us. It was not intended to be a “branding relaunch” as we incorrectly stated. We thought that using a popular service like 99designs.com was credible and acceptable and would allow entry level designers to compete for a chance to earn $300. I feel contests are appropriate for some circumstances, but probably not for a logo. As with all art forms, graphic design is a professional and skilled trade that people who dedicate themselves to should be compensated for.

As an art organization ourselves that is part of the wider design community, we respect the views of everyone and we value input, even if our feathers get a little ruffled along the way [sorry @HelloMelendez :) ] We felt the spirit of our contest was pure and at no point did we intend or even consider that our contest would offend members of the community. For the record, SeattleArtists.com has graphic designers on staff and is a division of a larger creative web agency. We get it.

So, that being said, our logo design contest is official dead. We will review our future plans and consider alternatives for getting new designs in the future and may hold a call for portfolio submissions from which we can hire a talented designer for us.

Again, we thank everyone who gave us feedback and helped to guide us in making this decision.

Cheers!
Joe McDonald
Founder

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SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) is celebrating the newest and greatest films from Czech cinema at the "Czech That Film Festival", running July 11-13th.

Seattle has a rich history of great film festivals and we love to support them. Here’s your chance to support them too!

Enter to win 2 free tickets! SIFF has graciously provided us with a pair of tickets to screen the film, Like Never Before, on Saturday July 12th at 2:30pm. Under-appreciated painter Vladimír Holas created many beautiful works, and never sold out to the previous Communist regime. Not wishing to live out his final days in a sterile hospital, he makes his final refuge at his summer home in the picturesque countryside, attended to by both a vulgar but lovable bohemian artist and his former lover.

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To enter to win 2 free tickets to the screening, just enter your email address in the form below and click the big green button.

Don’t forget to share! Receive additional chances to win with each time you share our giveaway on social media.

Save on more tickets! For those of you who want to Czech out (couldn’t resist) the rest of the films in the festival, use the promo code CZECH14 to get $3 off any general admission tickets purchased online, over the phone, or at the box office. Unfortunately, this promo code will not work for Like Never Before because it is a matinee screening.

Help support the local Seattle film scene.

Click here to learn more about the Czech That Film Festival.

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We’re giving away 2 free tickets, valued at $30 each, to the Seattle Weekly Best of Seattle Party!

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Seattle Weekly’s Best Of Seattle Party will take place on Wednesday, August 1st at Pier 66, Elliot Hall. This blow-out party showcases Seattle’s best food, drinks and entertainment on the waterfront with unlimited bites, craft cocktails, live music and installation art.

The contest is currently closed. Thanks to everyone who participated!!

Winner will pickup their tickets at the event will-call.

More information about Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle Party

WHEN: Wednesday, August 1st, 7-10PM
WHERE: Pier 66, Elliot Hall
WHO: 750-1,000 Seattleites
WHAT: Unlimited samples from BOS-winning restaurants, mixologists, specialty foods, food trucks. Installation and impromptu performance art. Live performances from The D’Vonne Lewis Quartet featuring SKERIK as well as Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher

PRICE: $30 GA | $65 VIP. VIP includes early entrance, exclusive music performance, access to VIP lounge and VIP swag bag.

Tickets ON SALE NOW

MORE: Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Jen Larson for more info at jlarson@seattleweekly.com | (206)467-4310

Benefitting Northwest Harvest who brings food nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity. With their 325 food banks and meal programs in high need schools, they seek to eliminate
hunger statewide.

Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle Poll – Starting June 27th , vote in Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle online poll and help choose who will be invited to the Best of Seattle Party! Last year, nearly 3,000 people participated.

Best Bites, Drinks, and Entertainment on the Waterfront! Sample bites and craft cocktails from Steelhead Diner, Il Corvo, Local 360, Hot Cakes, La Isla, The Coterie Room, Tavern Law, Spur, Hunger, and 35 th St. Bistro and
more!

Artist and Performer Highlights – Get ready for an evening full of art, music and dance. Skerik will perform alongside The D’Vonne Lewis Quartet, comprised of both nationally and locally well-known jazz musicians Skerik, D’Vonne Lewis, Evan Flory, and Andy Coe. Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter will also be performing, with a mesmerizing acoustic set highlighting Jesse’s beautiful voice.

Featuring Seattle Weekly’s Web Awards – Not to be forgotten is the third presentation of Seattle Weekly’s Web Awards, honoring the who’s who of Seattle’s tech and social media savvy community.

Thank you to our partners – Ketel One, Bell Harbor, Ava, Caffé Umbria, Vitamin Water, Uber, Trophy Cupcakes, and Halfpops!

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