Logo Design Contest for serverfault.com

by Jeff Atwood

on April 4, 2009

Since we had such good results from our previous community logo contest, we're doing the same thing for serverfault.com:

We have a serverfault.com logo design contest at 99 designs, with a prize of $29 at stake.

99 designs logo

This time I've also added $50 prizes for second and third place. I always felt bad that the logos we didn't pick for Stack Overflow were so good, and I had nothing to give the designers for their effort. Luckily, our good friend Leon Bambrick stepped in at the last minute with free licenses for TimeSnapper, which was a very nice gesture. No disrespect meant to Mr. Bambrick, but I think they'll like the 50 bucks even better. :)

I've noticed that a few of the logo designs that initially appeal to me are thematically matching to Stack Overflow. I like this trend!

To be clear, we plan for stackoverflow.com and serverfault.com to be "sister sites", meaning:

  • they run the same underlying software

  • they support shipping questions back and forth to each other

But each one will have

  • its own community

  • its own domain name

  • its own set of moderators

  • its own logo

  • its own set of colors and visual style

We will also have a brief (1 week?) beta period, as mentioned before, and all Stack Overflow users with > 200 rep will be invited to participate.