SHTFBlog Logo Contest With Awesome Prize

Here’s the deal.  I’m at the point where I think SHTFBlog needs a cool logo.  Scratch that.  I need an awesome logo!

That’s where you come in.  As I’m not a graphic arts kinda guy I need someone with cool ideas that can hook me up with a great logo.  If you’re that person – talent, graphics art skills, and a great idea, please whip something up and send it to me so I can scratch my head and marvel over your awesomeness.

And just for the record you don’t even have to be a graphic artist – you just have to have a good idea and the knowledge to put into a good logo.

And what, you might ask, do you get in return for all this hard work?

Well, other than having your name prominently mentioned here at SHTFBlog (if you so desire), you’ll also win an etrex 10 Garmin GPS.  That’s right – I blogged about it here about a year ago, so click the link and check it out.  Wouldn’t this beauty look sweet in the palm of your hand on your next big hike?  Or think of how happy your sweetie would be when they open this up for Christmas.

I played with it for a week or two and went right back to using my map and compass again.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a freakin’ cool little rig, but all in all I’m happy with the old-school map and compass.

And so… my loss is your gain.  I’d much rather see it in the hands of some talented graphic artist then sitting on my workbench.  How many times did I use it?  Umm, about three I think.  Let’s just say it’s not heavily used.

If I’m lucky enough to have a few of you sending in ideas I’ll choose what I think best represents the blog.  Here’s a few tips about how I think about SHTFBlog:  gun friendly but not gun crazy, middle of the road prepper blog – meaning the tinfoil isn’t screwed on too awful tight, outdoorsy and gear friendly, loves an adventure… you get the idea.

Have questions?  You can email me directly at jarheadsurvivor@gmail.com and use something like “Logo Contest” in the subject so I can keep track of the emails.

If there are multiple entries I’ll make the decision by the end of December – hopefully before the world comes to a screeching halt.

What are you waiting for?  Get going!

Questions or comments?

Sound off below!

-Jarhead Survivor

17 comments… add one

  • Jason December 5, 2012, 8:18 am

    To clarify, are you wanting a logo along the lines of McDonalds arches & Nike swoosh or are you wanting something that will go on the top of the blog as a banner/header?

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    • Jarhead Survivor December 5, 2012, 9:00 am

      Good question! More along the McDonalds arches and Nike Swoosh.

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  • mountainspirit December 5, 2012, 3:11 pm

    I suck at drawing, but my idea would be Mr. Clean holding a bucket standing behind a fan. ;)

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  • J December 5, 2012, 8:02 pm

    SHTF (in blade runner font).

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  • Joe (PreppingToSurvive) December 5, 2012, 8:41 pm

    I’m with you Jarhead; give me a map and a compass any day. Using a GPS can get you really lost if it breaks since you don’t tend to pay as much attention when using one.

    As for the logo, I like the idea of 3 evergreen trees on a hillside and the SHTFBlog embedded in there somehow.

    Just a thought. I’m not a graphics person either.

    Joe

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  • Yikes! December 5, 2012, 11:48 pm

    Survival chicken. With a helmet.

    I’ve been drinkin’.

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  • Odd Questioner December 6, 2012, 12:00 pm

    I’ve done graphics a lot, but I’m more a map+compass kind of guy too: compasses don’t need batteries, after all.

    It’ll be a little while, but let me see what I can come up with. If you pick what I come up with, then give the device to a random entry that’s not me. :)

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  • Odd Questioner December 6, 2012, 12:04 pm

    PS: some info would be helpful:

    * resolution (something x something pixels preferably) or multiple resolutions (banner, square, etc).
    * format (bmp, png, svg, gif, what?)
    * max. filesize (in kb, mb…)
    * color scheme (generally red, blue, purple..?)

    …and anything else you can think of.

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    • Jarhead Survivor December 6, 2012, 4:20 pm

      Hey Odd Questioner,

      Ok, size to the smaller side I guess, but able to make it bigger or smaller without losing a lot of detail. (Does that make sense?) I understand computers pretty well, but not graphics and stuff like that.

      Color scheme: look at the SHTFBlog banner above and see if there’s anything in that range that makes sense.

      Hope this helps.

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  • Ken December 6, 2012, 3:43 pm

    Hello, I am a long time lurker, a couple years at least. As far as logo i cant draw but maybe a silver dollar with crossed rifle and axe, or pistol and hatchet. What most folks call prepping my family has been doing forever. We live on farm in central maine.

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    • Jarhead Survivor December 6, 2012, 4:29 pm

      Hi Ken – thanks for de-lurking and saying hi. Your idea has merit, but I’m looking for a finished product as I can’t do a thing with graphics on a computer!

      Nice to hear from another homeboy here in Maine! Did you make it to the Common Ground Fair this year?

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      • Ken December 6, 2012, 4:50 pm

        Oh yes, I go every couple years to laugh at the hippies and lefty wing nuts. As far as farm animals and veggies i see plenty out my back door ;).

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    mara hoffman in most cases definitely makes the top features

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  • a4486942 December 22, 2012, 11:49 pm

    I’ve said that least 4486942 times. SCK was here

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