Logo competition

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We need a logo so we can stop having to take photographs of every raspberry we see to illustrate posts like this with.

Here at Raspberry Pi, hardware and software design is something we’re rather better at than graphic design. That’s where you come in.

We need you to design us a logo. This is more of a challenge than you might think – ideally, we’re after something that will be recognisable at 1cm square (to be used on the device itself), but that we can also use on merchandise, stationery and in publicity materials in a larger format. Flexibility is important in colour as well as size. The logo should look good in b/w as well as in colour. No words should be incorporated other than the words “Raspberry Pi”- you can use the π symbol in the design, but the word “Pi” needs to be spelled out for people who don’t read Greek orthography, or who want to google us.

We need to register the logo as a trademark, which means that your logo can’t resemble or be derived from any other logo or copyrighted image.

We need the logo from you in two formats: one entry in scalable vector graphic format (EPS) and one 1000px square JPG for use on our website. Please steer clear of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector graphics program. Color in the EPS version must be CMYK, no spot colours. And the fewer colours you can use, the better! Please keep your file size under 5MB once compressed, and email to logocontest@raspberrypi.org including your email and postal addresses, name and age (we need your age to ensure you can enter into the legal contract that winning the competition will result in). The competition closes at midnight on September 30 2011, BST.

No obscenity, and especially nothing incorporating pedobear or goatse man, please! Or if you do, please make it extra-humorous – we won’t use it, but it might afford us a giggle. (If you do not know what either pedobear or goatse man are, I encourage you not to google them. Really.)

The prize winner will see their logo used (and will be able to claim bragging rights forever), and will receive a Model B device and an invitation for two to our launch party (date tbc).

Here comes the tedious legal bit (and I’m sorry for making it nearly as long as the Apple licence agreement). Have a flick through before you enter.

Definitions

“Entry” means a logo design created by the Entrant for this Contest.

“Entrant” means the individual that offers the Entry under the terms of this Contest.

Eligibility

  1. The Contest is open only to individuals. The Contest is not open to companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc. or to groups associated with such institutions.
  2. Entrants must be of sufficient legal age and standing to enter into a contract with the Raspberry Pi Foundation as required below.

How to Enter

  1. Initial entries must be submitted by email to logocontest@raspberrypi.org. The entries must be submitted as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format, and also as a JPG. See the Submission Guidelines below for further information.
  2. The email must include the name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the Entrant.
  3. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted by any one Entrant.
  4. Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.
  5. The deadline for Entries is midnight (one minute after 2359) on September 30th 2011, BST.
  6. There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Submission Guidelines

Because of the requirement to register the logo as a Trademark, Entrants should take care to ensure that their Entries are not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. A logo that cannot be registered as a Trademark, no matter how well crafted, cannot win the Contest.

Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing Entries must submitted in scalable vector graphic format (EPS). We advise against the use of halftones and gradients unless created inside a vector graphics program. Color in this version must be CMYK, no spot colors.

A JPG 1000 pixels square of the logo is also requested so that entries can be posted to the Raspberry Pi web site without the need for conversion.

The limit on attachment sizes for our email is 5Mb. If your submission exceeds this size, even after compression, please send the images individually and note clearly in your emails that you are doing so.

To recap, entry will consist of 2 files: the basic logo in EPS and JPG format. We are able to handle most common file compression formats.

Prizes

Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the winning design will be announced on the Raspberry Pi website in October 2011.

The winning designer will receive:

  1. A Raspberry Pi Model B
  2. An invitation to the Raspberry Pi launch party for two people
  3. The right to use the basic logo and identify him/herself as the logo designer.

Judging and Selection of Winner

  1. The winning design will be selected by judges appointed for the purpose and by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Their decision will be final. No further correspondence shall be entered into.
  2. The Raspberry Pi Foundation reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
  3. The Raspberry Pi Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant or Entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.
  4. The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  5. Accepting the prize constitutes permission for the Raspberry Pi Foundation to make public and otherwise use the winner’s name and country of residence for publicity purposes. Further personal data may be requested but is not required.
  6. No timetable is set for the announcement of a winner due to the need to confirm that the winning entry can be registered as a Trademark

Intellectual Property

  1. All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.
  2. All Entries will become the sole property of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and may be displayed publicly on the Raspberry Pi web site.
  3. The winning entry will be registered by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a Trademark and the Entrant agrees to transfer all right and title to the Entry to the Raspberry Pi Foundation in accordance with the Official Rules of this Contest.

Acceptance

Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and the Raspberry Pi Foundation in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant and the Raspberry Pi Foundation and relating to the Contest.

About THE RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation registered with the Charity Commission. It is our intention that no individual or corporation will profit from the Raspberry Pi Foundation owning of the rights to the logo.

Our lawyers have asked us to include the following small print.


Representations and Warranties

By participating in the Contest, the Entrant warrants and represents in connection with the Entry submitted as part of his/her participation in the Contest: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive owner of (and free of any adverse claim by any person, firm, or corporation) all intellectual property rights in and to the Entry; (b) the Entry is original and the use of the Entry as described in these Official Rules will not infringe the proprietary rights, including without limitation the intellectual property rights, of any third party; (c) the use of the Entry, as described in these Official Rules, will be in compliance with any third-party licenses pertaining to the Entry; (d) the Entry is not obscene or libelous, and does not violate any rights of any third party, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity; (e) the Entry does not contain any virus, spyware, malware, trap door, worm, or any other device, mechanism or code that is injurious or damaging to software or hardware used in conjunction with the Entry; (f) the Entry and its use as described in these Official Rules will not violate any federal, provincial, state or local laws or ordinances; (g) no employer or educational or other establishment has any rights in the Entry; (h) the Entry is consistent with these Official Rules; and (i) he/she has the right to grant the license to the Raspberry Pi Foundation as required in these Official Rules.

Severability

When any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the parties nevertheless agree that the Court should endeavor to give effect to the intentions of the parties as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Official Rules remain in full force and effect.

Indemnity; Disclaimer of warranties; Limitation of Liability

By participating in the Contest, the Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of WSFS. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its officers, agents, affiliates, contractors, contributors, subsidiaries, licensors and distributors (“Raspberry Pi Entities”) from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death, arising out of his/her (i) breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in these Official Rules; or (ii) participation in the Contest; (iii) acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize in connection with the Contest; or (iv) any third party claim relating to any rights in any design submitted.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE ENTRANT AGREES THAT WSFS ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATING TO THE CONTEST AND/OR THE PRIZES.

By participating in the Contest, the Entrant agrees that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is not responsible, and will in no event be held liable, for any: (a) lost, late, illegible, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, corrupted or garbled entries; (b) telephone, computer, or network malfunction or error; (c) communication disruption or other disruptions related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, worm, or non-authorized intervention; or (d) damage caused by a computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from the submission of entries. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs or impairs the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Contest, the Raspberry Pi Foundation may, in its sole discretion, suspend, modify or terminate the Contest by posting a notice at http://www.raspberrypi.org. If the Contest is terminated before the scheduled end of the Contest Period, the Raspberry Pi Foundation will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, or whom the Raspberry Pi Foundation believes to be causing or attempting or intending to cause any malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. The Raspberry Pi Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorised entries.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, AND ONLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE ENTRANT AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION OR ANY RASPBERRY PI ENTITY BE LIABLE TO ENTRANTS OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OR NATURE OF THE CLAIM, RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE CONTEST OR THE ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION THEREIN, EVEN IF THE RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION OR A RASPBERRY PI ENTITY WERE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALSO NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE LIABILITY OF THE RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION OR ANY RASPBERRY PI ENTITY RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE CONTEST OR THE ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION THEREIN EXCEED THE GREATER OF UK£1,000 OR ANY OTHER AMOUNTS PAID BY THE ENTRANT TO ENTER INTO THE CONTEST. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE ENTRANT. IN THE EVENT THAT THE PRECEDING RELEASE IS DETERMINED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE INVALID OR VOID FOR ANY REASON, THE ENTRANT AGREES THAT, BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, (I) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OR ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; AND (II) ANY CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THE CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEY’S FEES.

For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent that English and Welsh law applies, nothing in these Official Rules shall limit or exclude either party’s liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

Interpretation; Governing Law; Jurisdiction

Interpretation. In the case of any dispute about the interpretation of the Rules, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s decision as to the interpretation shall be final and Entrant shall be bound by the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s decision.

Governing Law. The interpretation and enforcement of these Official Rules will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, except to the extent required to be governed by the local law in the place of residence of an Entrant. The Contest is subject to all applicable, as the case may be, national, federal, provincial, state and local laws. The Entrant and the Raspberry Pi Foundation agree to the extent permitted by law to submit all disputes arising out of or relating to these Official Rules or the Contest to, and hereby waive any objection to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of England and Wales. Subject to Section 5 above, if necessary any provision of these Official Rules which is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction shall be deemed to be struck out from these Official Rules.

Consideration

The Entrant agrees that the ability to participate in the Contest and to compete for the prizes offered in connection with the Contest constitute, where required, sufficient consideration for the Entrant’s obligations under these Official Rules.

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