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New BioJava Logo Design Competition

The current BioJava logo is very basic. With the upcoming new BioJava v. 5.0 release it is time for branding ourselves with a new logo.

We are hosting a competition to design a new logo for the BioJava project.

Update: The competition is closed now and the winner has been announced.

Winner

The three top ranking designs were all created by Aleix Latifa (ETH Zurich / Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland).

The winner is https://github.com/biojava/logo/tree/master/submissions/lafita_4

Honorary mention goes to Jose Duarte, who suggested this specific variation of the design.

Another version of this design is also top ranking https://github.com/biojava/logo/tree/master/submissions/lafita_2

This variation can be used together with the winning design if a single color version of the logo is needed.

All submissions can still be viewed here

Rules

Anybody can participate according to the following rules:

  • Submit your logo as a pull request for this project. Please follow the instructions for submitting.

  • Logos shall not look similar in any way to the trademarked Java programming language logo. This means no coffee cups in any way. Here are some examples from a previous Logo competition. Please note, most of these submissions would not be acceptable based on this rule.

  • A submission shall not be in violation with any copyrighted or trademarked work.

  • By contributing to this repository, you agree that the copyright for the contribution will be transferred to the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (www.open-bio.org), which is BioJava's parent organisation.

Timeframe

  • All contributions needed to be uploaded by the end of July 4th 2016.
  • All votes need to be in by the end of day Wednesday July 6th.

Announcement of Winner

The winner of the new logo competition will be announced during BOSC 2016.

Prize

  • We will print t-shirts with the new logo and the designer will get a free t-shirt.

  • If the designer of the winning new logo will be attending ISMB 2016, the attending BioJava developers will take the winner out for dinner.

  • BioJava will carry the new logo on its homepage and GitHub Profile.

Desired features

  • The logo should look modern and be better than the current one (yellow circle)

  • The logo should be submitted as SVG graphics

  • The logo should be able to be rendered as a favicon, as well as large (e.g. on a t-shirt). A design that provides two different versions (small and large rendering) is acceptable.