>>> Elstree Props "Design Our New Logo" Contest <<<

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Montagar, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Richard (leach145), the new owner of Elstree Props has come to us with an idea for a logo design contest exclusively for the members of the RPF. Please refer to the following post for all the details!
     
  2. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Elstree Props "Design Our New Logo" Contest

    Welcome to the first Elstree Props RPF competition.

    I have recently taken over Elstree Props and so need to give the
    logo a face lift. Thats where you come in.

    The Business

    Elstree Props is mainly a movie memorabilia store. We aim to bring home
    a piece of the movies to you. Because we work with industry
    professionals in order to bring customers genuine props we also provide
    a custom prop making service for personal and professionals alike. We
    use industry partners to make props and costume to suite all levels of
    the market.

    The Challange:

    To design a new logo for Elstree Props to appear on the website,
    COA's etc. There are no restrictions. Any style, any colours etc.


    The rules

    1. All entries must be in by 11.59pm GMT on 31st December 2011
    2. All images used in the design must be copyright free
    3. Entries must be submitted in JPEG format.
    4. Have fun

    The prize

    If you win you will recieve a mystery gift from the stock of Elstree
    Props. The prize will be shipped to you free of charge anywhere in the
    world. You will also get creditation on our website.

    A runner up will also be picked and will recieve a smaller prize

    How to Enter

    Email your design to rpfcompetition@elstreeprops.com with your real
    name and RPF screen name.

    Good Luck to All,
    Richard
     
  3. brandomack

    brandomack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    email doesn't work.
     
  4. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Hi,

    Have just checked and now seems okay. As it was only setup yestarday I guess it took the host longer to register than expected.

    Cheers
    Richard
     
  5. jaybible

    jaybible Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    owww mystery prize... I shall see what i can come up with.
     
  6. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Mmmmmmm got to love mystery prizes!!!(y)thumbsup
     
  7. GordonTarpley

    GordonTarpley Member

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    sweet! I may get in on this!
     
  8. jedichase

    jedichase Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Challenge accepted. I'll be filling up my sketchbook with ideas.
     
  9. Atlanthia

    Atlanthia Sr Member

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    So, if I am drawing the images, rather than googling and pasting etc, would it be ok to, say, add iconic things like C-3PO, or other such things, or are any images that I draw, still affected by copyright/licensing, if used in your logo? I would hate to spend time designing something if it can't be used because of some Cease and desist order from a Film company...
     
  10. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    You can add any image you draw but as you say it must not be a direct character. For instance you could have a robot but not C3P0 or R2 as Lucas will have my *!
     
  11. kialna

    kialna Sr Member

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    I will give it a try :)
     
  12. Atlanthia

    Atlanthia Sr Member

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    And I will give it a............tickle!:)
     
  13. PrimoOptimoso

    PrimoOptimoso Well-Known Member

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    I'm in; sounds like fun!

    EDIT: Are you talking about just a graphical logo, i.e. replacing the film reel image, or are you looking for a combination of image and "Elstree Props" text, replacing both the film reel image and the neon-tubes text element?

    Also I assume that multiple entries will be accepted from a single submitter? Don't want to run afoul of unwritten rules or anything =0)
     
  14. Atlanthia

    Atlanthia Sr Member

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    As long as he wins...:lol .....................JUST KIDDING!!!!!
     
  15. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i hope it was ok to do , but this has now been facebooked
     
  16. PrimoOptimoso

    PrimoOptimoso Well-Known Member

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    Hey now - I just don't want to shoot myself in the foot and accidentally ensure I *don't* win.

    :)
     
  17. Skor

    Skor Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ohhhh, I'm having a shot at this!

    :D Great idea!
     
  18. StickyFingers

    StickyFingers New Member

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    I think I might throw my hat in the ring with this too, sounds like fun!
     
  19. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    The design is to replace the neon Elstree logo. The film reel was a standard graphic placed by the web host.

    You can enter as many times as you like. The more entries the more chance you have of winning!!!!
     
  20. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm not entirely sure, that this "mystery gift" will benefit me, because there are just a few movies and tv shows, that I count among my favourites. But I love it to make logo designs and so I will take part in that contest. :)

    Just a few questions: is it really enough to submit the logo in JPEG format? No requirements relating to the dimensions (width and height in pixel)? No vector graphics image needed for printing on paper?
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  21. leach145

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    I decided on the criteria so as to keep it as open for everyone as possible. As not everyone is a capable as each other on computers I did not want someone who wanted to enter not too because they did not know how to provide a vector or size their image correctly.
     
  22. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I understand that, but does it make sense to have an awesome logo image, that is useless (at least in some cases), because it has a low resolution?
     
  23. StevenRogers84

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    :lol You submit a JPEG file and if you are chosen based on it you can then send him the higher resolution file... Pretty simple really. Wish I had thought of it?....WAIT I DID!:lol
     
  24. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Simple for me and you. But what if the winner just has a low resolution image, because he thought, it would fit in any case?
     
  25. ericwong

    ericwong Active Member

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    submitted my entry! hopefully with my expertise of designing plaques i can win myself some mystery prize!
     
  26. christrom

    christrom Well-Known Member

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    I'm in... this will be good fun
     
  27. StevenRogers84

    StevenRogers84 Sr Member

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    If the winner doesn't have the capability to do a high resolution image that fits your ideas and standards of what one should be. Then all that has to happen is after the (Design) is chosen. Simply have someone recreate it at a higher resolution that has the capability to do so. Again very simple man.:lol
     
  28. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You've convinced me! ;)
     
  29. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    That was sort of the conclusion I had come to. The idea of the comp was to be all inclusive. I could have asked for a certain file type, res etc and got some great entrys. I decided I just wanted anyone with an idea to be able to have a crack at it regardless to technical skill, competency etc!
     
  30. ericwong

    ericwong Active Member

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    @leach145

    I send in an entry 1 day ago, i didn't get a response so not sure whether it went through or not.
     
  31. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Have a touch of manful so have not checked inbox as regularly. I have your entry. Good luck!
     
  32. ozarkscout

    ozarkscout New Member

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    I'm in... entry sent!
     
  33. ursus43

    ursus43 Well-Known Member

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    Will all entrants get an email/message saying that their entry was received?
     
  34. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Yes you should. It may take a couple of days as I am checking them to see I can open the attachments rather than just setting up an auto reply!
     
  35. madphisto

    madphisto New Member

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    I have a question:

    From a corporate design point of view corporate communication including the logo should be the same in any media (print/non print).
    Will this logo be featured on the website only or also on business papers such as letter heads, cards etc?

    This would affect how the logo has to be prepared for various processes and it's shapes and colors (i.e. black and white compatibility and vectors).

    In that context it would be good to know if Elstree already has a predefined CI on which future communication should be based on or the contrary.
    From the brief view on the website I could not extract any hints.
     
  36. leach145

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    The final logo will be used across multiple platforms. Initially the website and COAs. Then business cards, letterheads. Possibly multimedia and apps in the future.

    By that. Nature it will require the logo to be in multiple formats/qualities and possibly colours i.e. full colour and grey scale. I foresee it will probably be required as a jpeg, vector and possibly animated!?!

    The issue for me was that some of the above is not possible for some RPF members and i did not want them excluded from the competition. In my day job I work along side some top graphic designers in both 2d and 3d for many platforms - video, web, etc. It is my intention to enlist their help where needed to tweek the winning design to fit the final format needed. Of course if the winner is able to provide their design in the required formats then I need not bother.

    It was my feeling that the best part of an RPF competition was the inclusiveness and fun, not the limitations of technology/experience.

    And the end of the day I just want people to have a go!
     
  37. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    Is this the same Elstree Props that used to be run by the Harrisons?
     
  38. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Yes it is. As far as I am aware they sold it to Steve and I bought it off of him. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  39. franz bolo

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    Will users post their designs in this thread?

    I want to see what people come up with.

    FB
     
  40. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    It was not my intention to show any entries until the end of the competition. If you would like to enter and also post a copy on this thread I do not have a problem with that.
     
  41. DanielS

    DanielS Well-Known Member

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    I will definitely not win, but god dang it I shall try xD awesome competition! :)
     
  42. Skor

    Skor Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Entry sent!

    I might send another couple over if I come up with anything awesome!

    (unlikely to be as awesome as most people on here!)
     
  43. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Been away from computer. Feels a bit odd. Cheers for the entries so far. Some great ideas coming in!! Keep up the hard work!!!
     
  44. Draphin

    Draphin Sr Member

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    What the Hey I'll Have a go at it. :):):):):thumbsup
     
  45. leach145

    leach145 Active Member

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    Nothing ventured nothing gained as they say!!!(y)thumbsup(y))
     
  46. kialna

    kialna Sr Member

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    I retreat myself. I just have no time to do so. I'm sorry
     
  47. Draphin

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    I just sent an E-mail to the Contest entry address however in hindsight I should have just posted this here. So I apologize for any confusion.

    My question was this. I was wondering if you guys had any shots of the outside of the buildings your in or any historic building your associated with. I tried to google images but alas no significant luck. I'm looking for some sort of iconic landmark structure that would be associated with your business. It is hard to pictorialize Props without stepping on any Copyright toes. Please if you can post the images here at RPF contest thread so everyone has access to them.

    Thank you!
     
  48. leach145

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    Sorry to be unhelpful but I do not have any images of Elstree Film Studios. I am also not in a position at the min to snap any for myself. Again sorry if that seems unhelpful.

    Richard
     
  49. Draphin

    Draphin Sr Member

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    No Problem. Just thought I'd Ask. Onto Plan E... :)
     
  50. DBOYSLADE

    DBOYSLADE New Member

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    Is "Elstree Props" the name you want on the Logo?
    Also any clue to what the prop we'll be receiving if we win?
     

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