FAQs

Q’s From 20,000 Feet

How do I get started?

How does it work?

  1. Enter your logos
  2. International jury review
  3. Awards and recognition

What is a "wave"?

Each wave represents about 50-100 designers. Just like waves in the ocean, it’s continuous. Once a wave is closed out, a new wave will begin and so on!

What makes Logo Wave different?

With our internationally acclaimed jury, coupled with generous cash prizes, stunning trophies and ubiquitous network recognition, this is an awards platform built by designers, for designers.

We believe in minimalism. No deadlines or entry dates. No complicated entry forms that take hours of your time to fill out.

No more waiting the entire year to hear back the results. Logo Wave gives you multiple opportunities to enter throughout the year as new logo projects come in.

In the end, we offer passionate designers and agencies a way to deepen the value of their work to potential clients and as a result, positively impact their business and career.

How much is each logo entry?

Entries range from $32-$49 per entry.

How do you keep the entry fee so low?

We feel designers and design agencies deserve a chance to have their work celebrated. From the onset, it’s been important to us to keep this platform affordable enough to give everyone a shot at that Wave Winner title, while covering the costs of prize money, trophies, shipping, web hosting/domain, etc.

Who are the members of the jury?

Our internationally acclaimed jury includes David Airey, Debbie Millman, Jacob Cass, Alina Wheeler, Bill Gardner, Kyle Courtright, Ian Paget and Nadir Balcikli.

What is the jury looking for?

To be wowed! The criteria of the judges review are predicated on 5 primary elements: Craftsmanship, memorability, innovative-thought, relevancy to the brand in question and versatility.

Do I need to be a pro?

No, Logo Wave levels the playing field where designers of all backgrounds come together to enter their best logo design work in a high-profile awards setting.

Does it need to be my own work?

Yes, anyone submitting logos which aren’t their created work will be at risk for a permanent ban from all future waves. Logo Wave Awards International isn’t responsible or liable for incorrect or incomplete information.
The Nitty-Gritty Q’s

What are the file specifics for each logo entry?

  • 900×900 px
  • 72dpi jpg (RGB), on a white background
  • Logotypes, symbols, symbol/type combination

How many logos can I submit per wave?

Each designer/agency may submit up to 10 logos per wave.

Can I enter conceptual work?

Please submit client work only.

How will I know if I win a wave?

All designers will be notified via email of the winning logos chosen for each wave.

What do 1st place winners get?

• $1,000.00 cash (~€845; ~£745)
• Stunning trophy
• 1 year LogoLounge membership
• Your name, agency/studio, link to your work and winning logo recognized on our website
• Official Logo Wave certificate to print off and frame
• Exclusive Logo Wave digital badge set
• Recognition and promotion across various networks
• Featured interview opportunities

What do top 5 winners get?

• Stunning trophy: 1st – 3rd place (Wave 9)
• Your name, agency/studio, link to your work and winning logo recognized on our website
• Official Logo Wave certificate to print off and frame
• Exclusive Logo Wave digital badge set
• Recognition and promotion across various networks
• Featured interview opportunities

Can I win more than one wave?

Yes! Enter into as many waves as you like.

Can I enter logos I've submitted to a previous wave?

Yes, feel free to enter logos you’ve previously submitted, unless the logos have previously been awarded in the top 5.