Old Government House, Tortola - Logo design

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  • Contest Prize Amount: $265.00
  • Submitted Entries: 140
  • Contest Ends In: Completed
  • Participating Designers: 16
  • Contest Views: 587
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The Contest Brief

Contest Holder Name:  milliek

Company Name: Old Government House, Tortola

Company Slogan: 

Description and What We Do: This is a charity and a visitor attraction in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is a historic house and gardens that is opened to the public. It is where the Governors (the Queen's representatives) lived during the 20th century and is now a museum with an attractive shop and gardens to look around.

Industry Type: Travel and Hospitality

Top Three Things To Communicate Through Our Logo Design:

#1 History - an elegant, classic building (you can use one of the outline drawings attached if you would like)

#2 Exoticness of the lush, tropical garden around the house. (perhaps some tropical leaves to be incorporated into design)

#3 Royal connections (don't think we can use royal crest but to match that kind of style. Maybe incorporate the canons?)

Our Target Audience:

Aged 50+, wealthy and educated, enjoy history and culture and may have a love of gardening. Most are professionals or retired professionals. Many from USA and some from Europe. Also design needs to suit local Caribbean population who are proud of this historic building.

We Like These Colors:

Mostly black and white but with some dark green to reflect the gardens.

Design Preference Sliders:
Grey Black White 

Design Styles We Would Like To See:

Pictorial Mark

An image or shape that is easy to recognize to represent your business

Our Design Will Be Used On:

Web, Print, Signage and Billboards, Imprinted Promotional Products

Contest Attachments:

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Contest Entries

Contest Comments

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 23, 2020

Thank you very much indeed to everyone who took the time to enter this contest. We really appreciate your support and really hope you come and visit us in the British Virgin Islands sometime!
We have now shortlisted the designs that were entered and will rank them now. I then have a couple of final tweaks to request from those designers and next week we hope that the Board of Old Government House will decide on a new logo.
Thanks again to all the designers and we wish you well for future projects, Millie

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 17, 2020

Thanks for the additional entries. Sorry to contradict my earlier enthusiasm but colleagues have suggested we veer away from canons as it gives the wrong impression about how the Governors ruled. (The site was previously a fort which is why the canons are there). Please stick to the building and lush gardens. Thank you.

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 16, 2020

Number 48 is rather nice too! Thanks.

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 15, 2020

Thanks for the new additions. I particularly like numbers 37 and 34.

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 14, 2020

Thanks for the submissions. Don't know if there is a fault with the system but I don't seem to have the functionality to rank. My current favourites are submissions 19 and 1. My current least favourites are 13, 9 and 6. Many thanks.

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 12, 2020

Wish I could edit that comment and take out the direct suggestions. I am not a designer! Just please try to convey the tropical garden as well as the house. Many thanks. Maybe I should have given more flexibility on colours too. Whatever you suggest to achieve our overall aims. Thanks.

 Virgin Islands, British

Joined: Feb 10, 2020

Posted On: Feb 12, 2020

Hi, thanks for everyone who has taken part so far.
Please can I guide you to increase the focus on the garden. It is full of palm trees of different types and other Caribbean plants and is very lush and tropical. (There is an 'Old Government House Museum OGHM Facebook page that has many more pictures). Please can you try to incorporate this more into the logo. Perhaps it could have a tropical leaf around it. Maybe the word Tortola could be in green.
Thanks everyone for the time you have put into this so far. We hope great branding will really help us relaunch this lovely old building that was so destroyed in hurricanes 2 years ago.


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Posted On: Feb 10, 2020

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