Hosanna! Logo Contest

WHAT: 

It’s time for a refresh of our logo.  Submit your idea!  We might use it on our website, on publications, and in an upcoming outreach initiative. 

WHEN: 

Submit your design by Sunday, May 23 to Pastor Mike.

ESSENTIALS: 

Designs must include:

  • The words “Hosanna” “Lutheran” and “Church.” 

  • An exclamation mark.

JUDGING: 

The final design will be selected by the Evangelism Committee at the end of May. 

One winner will be awarded a $50 Target gift card and the satisfaction of representing Hosanna! 

THE FINE PRINT: 

  • Polished digital designs are preferred, but we can work with hand-sketched ideas if you don’t know how to get a great idea digitized.

  • Full-color and single-color versions are welcomed but not necessary.

  • Images/clipart must be able to be used without violating copyright.  Images may not be taken from other logos or be copyrighted unless we can purchase it for a small price.  If using clipart, please note the source (website, program, etc.) when submitting your design. 

  • The winning design may be modified at the discretion of the Evangelism Committee before being adopted as our official logo. Non-winning entries could be incorporated into the final design.

GOT QUESTIONS?  

Talk with Pastor Mike.

ELEMENTS OF A GOOD LOGO: 

  • It is simple.

  • It is easily recognizable and readable at any size.

  • It is aesthetically pleasing and memorable. 

  • It reveals  the DNA of our congregation. 

  • It is light-hearted, but not cutesy. 

  • It has words and image(s)--cross, palm, open arms, etc. 

  • It works well in lots of ways...  On a website, a sign, and paper.  It looks good in full color, but also black and white.

RESOURCES FOR DESIGN: 

  • Think about what you think our logo should communicate.  What makes us who we are as Hosanna?  You can surf www.hosannalutheranchurch.org and www.hosannatogether.org to see what we emphasize.  

  • Research logo design online (for example here).  Be creative and consider incorporating images into the text or text into images. 

  • Look at the logos of other churches to see what elements and formats you like (but don’t just copy their design).

  • Sketch out a few ideas.  A few days later, pick your favorite and make a few variations to see what works best. 

  • Solicit feedback from other people. 

  • Google searches can yield websites offering free images and free fonts.  Use good internet sense and be wary of websites asking for excess information or software downloads.  One source for copyright free images is Pixabay.

  • We will consider purchasing copyrighted or stock images for a small price if it is essential to the winning design. 

PAST HOSANNA! LOGOS: 

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