I am a new creative, and I am eagerly learning things. But I think there should be a clearer criteria outlined when submitting logos for consideration. The guidelines say, “If your design samples meet the minimum acceptable quality…” so after reviewing many winning designs myself, I quickly deduced that the variety of designs is very diverse. So I selected a random selection of logos that I have done to show my range and versatility, but I was not approved because of “style”. However, if I was aware that style was a criteria I would have asked or tried to determine what type of style was desired, and I could have easily selected different examples reflecting that.
If the criteria is “quality” then a brief guide would be helpful, something that mentions format, or DPI, font size, image pixel density etc.
However if the criteria is “style” then it would be helpful to indicate exactly what that style is, because going off of the contest winners can be completely misleading as they are all very different, which is exactly what you would expect with different people picking different logos for different businesses.
Unfortunately it appears that I now have to wait “a few months” which I’m assuming is 3 months, before I can resubmit more examples, which I feel is bit heavy handed and rigid considering that 1) in 24 - 48 hours quite a few logos could be produced reflecting any desired style, and 2) the instructions are a bit unclear and at least in my case, were a bit misleading.
Thank you for taking the time to listen and take steps to improve things for everyone.