Completed contest

Need Logo/Mascot for New Website!

CHowTo needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 97 designs submitted by 33 freelance designers.

97
entries
33
designers
1
winner

How CHowTo started their logo design journey

Summary

I am looking for someone to create a cool web 2.0 text logo with a mascot to match. The logo does not have to be too artsy, but it does have to say CampusHowTo.com. The mascot can be built in and around the logo if necessary.

Company name

CampusHowTo.com

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

I need a cool web 2.0 style logo with a college influence.  In addition to the logo, I need an icon or a mascot to give my website a strong identity.  I need the logo and icon done by the same person because the designers may or may not want to design the mascot in the logo.
You can view a work-in-progress version of the website at http://www.sibzsolutions.com/campus . The website is for college students to upload how-to videos for each other to see, with the overall goal of making it easier to 'Survive College'. 
The overall theme of the website is supposed to be cool and fun as most of the videos will be about partying, making drinks, and pranks.  Therefore, I need the logo and mascot to be college influenced.  It should NOT be overly corny or cute, and it really can be anything (a cool student, tv, book, etc.) as long as it is relative to the website and has a clear college reference.
The current color scheme of the website is boring and is really geared towards younger kids, so any design you come up with, keep in mind that the color scheme should be easy to change.  However, for the time being, design for the current color scheme.
The best example of what I am looking for is:
http://www.monkeysee.com . This is a site that is similar to mine and you can see they went with the whole 'monkey' theme.  They have monkey icons all over their website and you can see they incorporated the 'mascot' monkey into their logo.
This is sort of what I am going for.  Other examples I can give you of what I am looking for:
collegehumor.com (the jester is their mascot)
Tivo.com (the TV guy is their mascot)
sassyeskimo.com (the eskimo is the mascot)
However, the icon/mascot does not necessarily have to be a character, it can be an icon or an image such as the Nike swoosh or the Volkswagon VW logo.  Let your creativity show.
Feel free to ask questions because I will be very responsive.
**Because I know this is a tough task and requires the risk of time and effort, I will be rewarding $50 for second place**

Wants

- cool text logo
- web 2.0 style
- college influenced
- strong identity
- integrated mascot/icon
- clear mascot reference to college
- creativity

Don't want

- overly corny or cute designs
- non-college influenced designs
- too corporate
- too artsy

Custom package

$200

Free features

  • Open contest
  • Fast-tracked

Deliverables

AI
EPS
PDF
PNG
JPG

We've found some similar contests you might like

$299
We teach high school students high school students about the careers available in the construction industry and try t...
design by BoostedT design by BoostedT design by responsif
37
entries
13
designers
$299
PR Volt turbo charges your PR so you never pay an agency for PR again. PRVolt automates and amplifies your PR campaig...
design by Araisya design by rokhimbarokah design by Mbah Muhdi
30
entries
13
designers
$799
We are developing a podcast based on different types of martial arts. We will also be creating a line of clothing app...
design by ReyvanJaya design by ReyvanJaya design by ReyvanJaya
73
entries
15
designers
$888
We are rubber / silicone wedding band company. We make wedding rings for those with an active lifestyle...
design by heema design by heema design by cre8ivedepot
312
entries
84
designers
$799
Nyrasta looks at problems and processes in companies across domains to identify opportunities for innovation & improv...
design by pyxz design by pyxz design by pyxz
430
entries
106
designers

We saved a spot for your logo design contest.

Get started now
A$399
Professional Taxation Services for individuals and small businesses
design by ads1201 design by wedesignlogo design by johnjaphet
70
entries
19
designers
$799
Polar King International, Inc. is the industry's #1 manufacturer of outdoor fiberglass walk-in freezers and walk-in c...
design by singhania design by singhania design by waldy
85
entries
38
designers
$299
We specialize in relocation services including visa and immigration processing, home finding, and household goods mov...
design by meltem design by Verybiglama design by Birva Shah
60
entries
16
designers
$299
Transfers services in Guanacaste Costa Rica; Transfer from airports, tours, hotels, private charters...
design by ZALMA_212 design by ZALMA_212 design by ZALMA_212
65
entries
19
designers
£199
We are a fireworks display company...
design by nugra888 design by borzoid design by papah jahat
36
entries
12
designers
€279
HELLO THERE! In the last three years I've baked over 150 different cakes on my weekends- so I think I can say that b...
design by Dragona99 design by Dragona99 design by Dragona99
189
entries
14
designers