Choosing the ELITE Logo Design
All Affinity Express employees were eligible to participate. Designs had to include "Affinity Express" and "ELITE" (in all caps because it is an acronym). We asked them to take into account the company branding standards and colors, but work to develop an attractive logo that demonstrates our creativity and design capabilities. Individuals could submit designs or teams could work together. And multiple entries were permissible.
I'm happy to say that we received hundreds of amazing designs and this was our most popular contest since our corporate logo was developed several years ago. Entries were reviewed without any names or identification and voted on by a team of Affinity Express personnel, including Human Resources and Marketing representatives.
The first thing we did was eliminate entries we didn't believe would work for a variety of reasons (e.g., because the colors were off, the designs were not interesting or they didn't have balance with our logo). We also got a lot of variations on the same theme and had to drill down to one representation of an idea. As we went through our review process, it was important for us to consider how logos would appear in different media: on memos, the website, t-shirts, posters, presentations and more.
Once we got to the top ten, we asked the designers to make various revisions we thought would improve their submissions. Then we asked the panel to pick their top three choices. Rankings were combined and tabulated. Based on these scores, we had our winners.
3rd Place Winner
Aries Aves (Paginator/Graphic Designer, Manila)