Runner-up at Proudly Pinoy

8:31 pm PHT

I did not expect to win the Proudly Pinoy logo design contest that I joined. As I mentioned before, these types of free-for-all contests is like winning a lottery. Almost.

So I was just a bit surprised to be one of the runners-up. My logo containing the Rizal monument was the clear favorite. The judges said, “If this had been a poster competition, the entry by SEAV would have won hands down.” Wow, I’m really flattered. While I know that effective logos can work well in various sizes and in varied circumstances, I did not consider how my logo would really look when resized down to small sizes. When reduced in size, my Rizal monument becomes almost unidentifiable. So I understand why I didn’t win the contest. Hehehe.

I’m also a bit surprised by the choice of winner (shown to the right). It wasn’t in my list of favorites because I thought that it lacked the x-factor. Well, it’s simple, very Pinoy, and still looks nice when resized to smaller dimensions, but it’s just doesn’t scream “Well done!” to me. I also think that it would look a bit off when placed on a dark background even when the color of the letters are made white. I also agree with Rico that the registered mark ® should’ve been ditched though, unless the logo was really registered as a trademark with the with Philippine Intellectual Property Office, which I doubt they did yet.

Anyway, I’d like to thank all the support and comments of the people who said my logo was better than the winner. I’ll admit that I really like my design but it doesn’t look well when resized to smaller proportions, as I’ve said. But to those who want to display my logo, you can now download it in its original size. And yes, Filipinayzd, I’ve modified it according to your suggestion. I’ve released this logo under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Enjoy!  :)

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On 12:40 a.m., 22 Jul 2007, jorel wrote:

hey congrats!  :)


On 9:29 a.m., 22 Jul 2007, cars wrote:

I’ve seen your logo and I personally like it more.  :D


On 10:34 a.m., 22 Jul 2007, Mike wrote:

The winner is good but i would have preferred if it used darker colors, closer to the colors of the actual flag (or like in your logo).

But yeah I think I like yours more  :p


On 3:10 p.m., 22 Jul 2007, seav wrote:

Thanks, y’all!  :D


On 5:19 a.m., 23 Jul 2007, Karlo wrote:

Hi Seav,

I like your Rizal logo better than the round icon that won the contest. Please permit me to use it in my own blog. Thank you very much and more power.


On 7:54 a.m., 23 Jul 2007, benj wrote:

Honestly, I don’t think a white star on a blue background was ever associated with anything Filipino. haha


On 10:23 a.m., 23 Jul 2007, Joni wrote:

Hey Eugene! Congratulations! The logo you created was great.  ;)


On 1:03 p.m., 23 Jul 2007, Rico wrote:

Good job on making the runners-up list. Seems you’re making quite a name for yourself in the pinoy blogosphere.  ;)

Anyways, I don’t know, but the link to your Proudly Pinoy logo doesn’t work. Just an FYI.


On 4:01 p.m., 23 Jul 2007, seav wrote:

@Karlo, you can use it. See the last paragraph of my post above.

@benj, yes of course. Look at the U.S. flag. You do know that we are a virtual U.S. state right? Hehehe.

@Joni, thanks!

@Rico, thanks! It doesn’t work? I’m seeing it just fine. What problem are you getting? A 404, or no 404 but no image?


On 6:08 p.m., 23 Jul 2007, Arbet wrote:

Hey, I’m going to post your logo at my blog.


On 8:57 p.m., 23 Jul 2007, seav wrote:

@Arbet, sure! No problem.  :)


On 6:38 a.m., 25 Jul 2007, rick wrote:

your logo should have won, # 21


On 3:27 p.m., 25 Jul 2007, markku wrote:

Congrats!  =)


On 6:57 a.m., 27 Jul 2007, seav wrote:

@Rick, sinong #21? Masyadong cryptic yung comment mo.  :p

@markku, thanks!


On 10:46 a.m., 27 Jul 2007, ramil wrote:

uy. congrats!


On 11:17 a.m., 30 Jul 2007, seav wrote:

@ramil, thanks!


On 9:12 p.m., 4 Aug 2007, AnitoKid wrote:

Congratulations kabayan!


On 1:27 p.m., 5 Aug 2007, seav wrote:

Thanks, AnitoKid.  :)


On 2:09 a.m., 8 Aug 2007, Shari wrote:

Sorry for the late greeting, but congrats still. I agree that the winning entry doesn’t scream ANYTHING. I like things simple, but, well, I just think that that entry just doesn’t cut it.

Now, as for your logo…Well, that’s another story.  ;)

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