FAQs

Q’s From 20,000 Feet

How do I get started?

What is a "wave"?

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

How does it work?

  1. Submit your logos
  2. Judges panel review
  3. Awards and recognition

What makes Logo Wave different?

$1,000.00 cash and a crystal trophy to each Wave Winner (at a reasonable entry fee) sets us apart. No deadlines, entry dates, or waiting the entire year to find out if you are a winner. With multiple Wave Winners throughout the year, and 50 max designers competing in each Wave, everything is straightforward and simple.

In the end, we offer passionate freelancers and design agencies a way to deepen the value of their portfolio and as a result, positively impact their business and career.

How much is each logo entry?

Entries start at $32 per entry.

How do you keep the price so low?

We feel designers and design studios deserve a chance to have their design work rewarded. It was important to us to keep this platform affordable enough to give everyone a shot at that Wave Winner title, while covering the costs of trophies, shipping, web hosting, etc.

Who are the judges?

David Airey, Alina Wheeler, Jacob Cass, Bill Gardner, Kyle Courtright, Ian Paget and Nadir Balcikli make up the Logo Wave judges panel.

What are the panel of judges looking for?

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

Do I need to be a pro?

No way! Logo Wave levels the playing field where students and seasoned vets, freelancers and agency designers all come together to submit 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 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?

  • 72dpi jpg (RGB), with a white background
  • 900×900 high (in step with you Logo Lounge members)
  • Logotypes, symbols, symbol/type combination

How many logos can I submit per wave?

Each designer can submit up to 10 logos per wave. 2 or more logo entries per wave are recommended to help increase your (mathematical) chances of winning.

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 I get when I win a wave?

• $1,000.00 cash
• Crystal engraved trophy
• Your name, studio and winning logo forever recognized on the Logo Wave website
• Official Logo Wave certificate to print off and frame in your design studio
• Exclusive Logo Wave digital badge set
• Social media promotion across various networks
• Featured interview opportunities

What do the top 5 winners get?

The top 5 winners from each wave receive an official Logo Wave certificate, digital badge set, their name/studio/logo forever featured on the Logo Wave website and promotion across our social media networks.

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.