Granite State Wild (Hockey Club)

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$375 paid

56 custom designs

19pre-qualified designers

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Winning design #50 by abmcolors, Team Clothing Design for Granite State Wild (Hockey Club) Contest
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designed by abmcolors

Project description

We are a youth hockey organization based in the seacoast of New Hampshire. Our organization is seeking to develop a new logo for our travel teams, which play under the name Granite State Wild.  A copy of our current logo is provided for reference.

Considerations for logo development:

  • Team uniform colors:

    • Home- our current home uniforms are black with gold and red trim. We are currently looking at new uniforms and plan to eliminate red from our color scheme. The two options being considered are black uniforms with gold and white trim ((Boston Bruins uniforms as reference) or black with white and dark green trim (University of North Dakota hockey uniforms as reference)

    • Away- current away uniforms are gold with black and red trim. We are considering gold with black and white trim or white with black and dark green trim

  • Logo will be also embroidered on hats and other apparel, so fine details should be avoided

  • Feedback from parents on our current logo:

    • Panther is not representative of an animal found in our state/region

    • Some parents dislike the “bloody” claw marks

    • Logo is difficult to “read” at a distance or when reduced to a small size

  • We are located near the University of New Hampshire, whose mascot is a wildcat, but another nearby program wears this logo, so we do not want anything too similar.

  • Our program draws a significant number of players from Maine, so we wish to avoid the use of NH-specific icons (state outline, Old Man in the Mountain, etc)

  • Although not required, a design that is derived from our current logo would provide some continuity, similar to the way professional hockey teams utilize an “alternate” logo

  • We are open to any ideas, but possible design cues:

    • Minnesota Wild logo (bear head)

    • Washington State cougar logo (WSU shaped like cougar head)

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  • Hello Designers-
    On behalf of the Granite State Wild organization, I want to thank you all for your great submissions to our logo contest. Our Board of Directors is now reviewing the logos and narrowing the selection to a few finalists. We then intend to have our players vote on the final design choice. We hope to have a decision made by the middle of December, so please stay tuned!

    Thanks again!
    • @dyhapresident hi there This is admin Sharie I need to ask if this is a logo contest or clothing contest. I ask for very specific reason If this is a logo then NO clipart is allowed as you will not be able to copyright or trademark the design. If this is a logo then we need to remove all the clipart that is in the contest. We can add a free week for you if needed because there seems to be a great deal of clipart in the contest because the contest was listed under clothing Pleas email me Thank you

  • granitestatewild #46
  • Granite State Wild in The Mask Of White Tailed Deer #45
  • try new composition #17..hope you enjoy..
    • @jojo_cumi Hi Jojo- our design contest just ended and I was setting up voting for our Board members to review the entries and start our selection process. It looks like the designs you submitted are no longer in our contest. You had several great entries that I'd really like to include in our consideration. Could you let me know if you withdrew them for some reason? If not, this might be an issue with the website that I'll need to address with Thanks! Jeremy

    • @dyhapresident hello..all my entry was removed by the admin cause I do a mistake in other contest.. can you contact the support of designcontest to get back them or let me allow to resubmit my design here

    • @jojo_cumi OK thanks I’ll message them now.

    • @dyhapresident Hi jojo. It does not sound like DesignContest is going to restore your access to the site. We'd still like to include your designs in our consideration. Would you be willing to email them to me directly so we can include them in our review by our Board of Directors? my email is Thanks!

  • Hi! I hope you like my design for you and if you want to change something (colors, etc) or have some suggestions, please request.
    I am always ready to do the best for you until you feel satisfied with my design.
    Have a great day. #41
  • Hi! I hope you like my design for you and if you want to change something (colors, etc) or have some suggestions, please request.
    I am always ready to do the best for you until you feel satisfied with my design.
    Have a great day. #32
  • Mockups #30
  • Here's my another contribution. A bear with same style. I hope you like it. Any revisions are welcome. #29
  • I have 3 designs with all the different color combinations #18
  • My contribution. Concept and artwork are very authentic. A Crisp, Bold, Aggressive and with impact team logo which is very important. I hope you like it. #15
    • @abmcolors thanks for the submission. Stylistically this is the type of logo we’re looking for. As mentioned in the btief we are looking to get away from a cat and use an animal/icon more identified with our region (ie, bear, moose, coyote) Thanks again!

    • @dyhapresident I thought Cougar is acceptable. :D :D :D But no worries, I will try another animal. Thanks for the comment btw. I will submit right after. Thanks

  • Thanks for your submission. We are looking to use an animal that is native to our region, so wont do another panther like our current logo.

    In terms of look an feel, we'd like a more refined designed. Entries #2, #7 and #9 are stylistically closer to what we want.

    Hope this helps! Thanks again for your work! #8
    • @dyhapresident hii...please check #11 #12 hope you like it.. any feedback welcome

  • Please Provide Some Feedback
  • Hi jojo-
    I showed your designs to a couple of members of our Board last night. We all like the style of your work. This one got the most positive feedback. Wondering if you would work up a version of this logo with a bear head rather than cat.

    We also like #7. If its not too much work to drop a bear head into that version, we'd love to see that too. #2
    • @dyhapresident thank you for feedback.. ill try some option with the bear head.. any suggestion else?

    • @jojo_cumi nothing else came up in our discussion last night. if any other ideas bubble up, I'll let you know. Thanks!

  • Hi jojo-
    Thank you for the three design submissions. Yours are definitely the most professional of the ones that we’ve received so far.

    Our goal is to use an icon that is more identifiable with our region, So we are looking to get away from our current panther logo and other cats which do not exist in the Northeast. As mentioned in the brief our neighboring hockey club uses a wildcat which is the only type of cat that exists in this region. So we are really looking to go with a different type of animal or other iconography #1
    • @dyhapresident hello tahnks for ur I send some alternative.. waiting to hear from you

  • hope you like my first entry #1 any feedback are appreciated