Gary Con is now heading into its 3rd year (4th if you count GC0) and we realized that although we have acquired some cool artwork, we have yet to come up with a cool Gary Con logo. Since all of our creative juices are working on special events for Gary Con III, we thought we'd give the Gary Con community the opportunity to show us what they think our logo should look like. That being said, we are pleased to announce the Gary Con logo design contest. From now until the end of the year, we are accepting submissions for the Gary Con logo. The rules for this contest are simple: 1) Designs must be received by 12/31/10. They can be submitted electronically to webmaster (at) garycon.com or if you would like to submit by mail, please PM me for an address. You may, of course, post your designs here as well, if you want feedback from the Gary Con community. 2) We do not expect artist quality, ready for print logos. We want your ideas: rough sketches, doodles, a collage of artwork, whatever. As long as we can see your concept and design for what it is, we will be happy to have a professional clean-up any submission at our expense. Of course, a verbal description might be tough to visualize so we are requiring an image of some sort. 3) This is a logo for Gary Con III and for all foreseeable Gary Cons. Therefore, avoid references to specific Gary Cons (e.g. III, 2011, etc.). 4) Please don't use any copyrighted art (unless it's your copyright or Gary Con art), trademarked names/phrases, nor the Gygax name. 5) You must be willing to transfer all of the rights in your design to Gary Con. Oh, and yes, there are prizes. Regardless of whether or not we select one of the submissions to be the first Gary Con logo, the 3 runner up submissions will receive Gary Con credit in the following amounts: 1st Runner Up: $50 2nd Runner Up: $30 3rd Runner Up: $20 Gary Con credit can be used to purchase badges, souvenirs/merchandise as well as used to purchase items in the auctions. If your submission is selected to be the Gary Con logo, you will receive the following: Grand Prize: Free admission to Gary Con for as long as your logo is the official Gary Con logo plus $100 in Gary Con credit. We’re looking forward to all of your submissions and hoping that a great many of you will be creatively inspired to help us with the search for the first Gary Con logo!