Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 4

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 4

The final phase of the Hawaii Honu branding project is here!

We're selecting a uniform design from the 28 submissions included the bracket above. Round 4 is now underway. Before you vote, here's a look at the final 4 entries.

Jersey Submissions

Results remain hidden until polls close. This set ends Saturday night. Happy voting!



Check back Sunday for the final poll!

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 3

The final phase of the Hawaii Honu branding project is here!

We're selecting a winning uniform design from the 28 submissions included the bracket above. Round 3 is now underway. Before you vote, here's a look at the remaining 8 entries.

Jersey Submissions

Results remain hidden until polls close. This set ends Wednesday night. Happy voting!



Check back Thursday for Round 4 polls!

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 2

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 2

The final phase of the Hawaii Honu branding project is upon us!

We're selecting a winning uniform design from the 28 submissions included the bracket above. Round 2 is now underway. Before you vote, here's a look at the remaining 16 entries.

Jersey Submissions

Results remain hidden until polls close. This set ends Sunday night. Happy voting!



Thanks for voting! Check back Monday for Round 3 polls.

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Submit your Division A jersey designs!

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Submit your Division A jersey designs!

This has been an incredibly busy summer for the IceHL, no doubt. On Wednesday night, the winning logo designs for the first group of IceHL World teams were revealed. Now it's time to give them some cool jersey designs!

THE RULES

  • Design 2 contrasting jerseys using team colors and logos provided. (Equipment such as socks, gloves and helmets is optional.)
  • Both jerseys must be in the same image file (PNG or PDF preferred).
  • Submit your final design to icethetics@gmail.com by July 24.
  • Include your first and last name and email address in the graphic you submit and in the body of your email. (Your name will be displayed during voting but your email address will remain private.)
  • Most important: GET CREATIVE!

JERSEY DESIGN KIT

To enter the contest you will need to download the IceHL Jersey Design Kit. Click the blue button on the right.

The Design Kit is a ZIP containing the following files:

  • 4 double jersey templates (PNG)
  • 13 team logos (primary, secondary and wordmarks for the Cosmonauts, Samurai, Armada and Hammers)

Like the Honu jersey contest, the template provided is strongly encouraged, but not required to enter.

Designers may use any template they choose as long as the resulting image uses a 5x3 aspect ratio (preferably 1600x960 pixels) and includes these elements:

  • Two contrasting jerseys (front and back for both)
  • Full set of numbers and letters (make note of any fonts used)
  • Optional: socks, helmets, gloves and pants

Useful links: SportsLogos.net | Hockey Jersey Concepts

When customizing your jerseys, you may use any name and number you choose. (Inappropriate names will disqualify a submission.)

Please note that the team logos in the Design Kit are to be used only on jersey submissions. You may not use them for any other purpose.


Final note. Simply submitting your jersey design doesn't guarantee it will be included in the voting process. If it doesn't meet a certain level of quality, I'll give you the opportunity to try again as long as you meet the deadline. (But I always accept far more than I reject.)

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 24

As always, if you have any questions, please ask by email. Good luck to all!

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IceHL World: Division A Logos Revealed!

It's time to reveal the winning logos for the first group of teams in the IceHL World!

MOSCOW COSMONAUTS · Logos by Matt McElroy


OSAKA SAMURAI · Logos by Colin Magee


STOCKHOLM HAMMERS · Logos by Daniel Otters


QUEBEC ARMADA · Logos by Craig C. Wheeler (2008)


Voters previously voted to carry over the Armada branding from the IceHL East, but the team will need new jerseys as a member of the IceHL World. Jersey submissions for all four of these teams will begin on Thursday. Look for a new post containing the Jersey Design Kit.

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 1, Part 2

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 1, Part 2

The final phase of the Hawaii Honu branding project is upon us!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will select a winning uniform design for the franchise from the 28 submissions included the bracket above. Since the first round features 12 match-ups, they will be split into two sets of polls.

Part 1 featured the logos from the left side of the bracket. Part 2 will has the rest. Subsequent rounds will not be split up.

Before you vote, take a quick look at all 28 entries.

Jersey Submissions

Results remain hidden until polls close. This set ends Thursday night. Happy voting!



Check back Friday for Round 2 polls.

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Osaka Samurai: Final Logo Selection

The IceHL World Division A team logos will be revealed on Wednesday, as previously announced. In the meantime, we have one last poll to determine the Osaka Samurai logo.

As you know, the Samurai logo originally submitted by Daniel Otters had to be disqualified because a photo was traced to create the design. There was no malicious intent on Daniel's part, simply a misunderstanding of the contest rules.

Because Daniel has been an upstanding participant in several past IceHL design competitions, I decided to give him a chance to correct his mistake. I told him if he wanted to redesign his primary logo, I would put it in front of voters at the end of the initial bracket.

Daniel has taken me up on this offer so his logo will once again face Colin Magee, who won the previous round. The two designers were originally set to face off in the round before but for the disqualification. So this works out very well in terms of closure.

This final poll will determine the winning design for the Samurai. It ends Tuesday.



Here's a better look at the detail of both logo sets.

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 1, Part 1

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Hawaii Honu Jersey Selection: Round 1, Part 1

The final phase of the Hawaii Honu branding project is upon us!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will select a winning uniform design for the franchise from the 28 submissions included the bracket above. Since the first round features 12 match-ups, they will be split into two sets of polls.

Part 1 features the logos from the left side of the bracket. Part 2 will have the rest. Subsequent rounds will not be split up.

Before you vote, take a quick look at all 28 entries.

Jersey Submissions

Results remain hidden until polls close. This set ends Monday night. Happy voting!



Part 2 of this opening round picks up on Tuesday.

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IceHL World: Div. A Logo Selection, Final Round

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IceHL World: Div. A Logo Selection, Final Round

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We're choosing the winning logos for our IceHL World Division A teams now!

The brackets look a little odd because I received varying numbers of logo entries for each team. The Cosmonauts started with 10, the Samurai with 7, and the Hammers with 9.

Results are hidden until polls close. This final round ends Friday. Happy voting!


Moscow Cosmonauts


Osaka Samurai


Stockholm Hammers


The final winning logo designs will be revealed on Wed., July 16.

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Submit your Division B logo designs!

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Submit your Division B logo designs!

The time has come to reveal the winning names for the IceHL World Division B teams and to begin accepting your awesome logo submissions!

Just like Division A, I have prepared some inspiration graphics to help get your creative wheels turning. Again, I am not attempting to suggest any particular color palettes or design elements in any way. The final design decisions will be up to you!





There they are! Your final four IceHL World expansion teams — the Crete Minotaurs, Geneva Mountaineers, Gold Coast Rush, and Royal London H.C. What do you think?

Now let's get this show on the road. Artists of all experience levels are welcome to submit their creations to represent these four IceHL franchises.

The Rules

There are a few ground rules in IceHL design contests, but they must be followed: 

  • DO NOT STEAL ARTWORK. No copying or tracing. No clipart. No adapting existing designs. No "borrowing." Create something original and distinctive!
  • Entries must be submitted via email to icethetics@gmail.com.
  • Valid entries will include at least a PRIMARY LOGO, SECONDARY LOGO and a WORDMARK. (Note: Secondary logos are now mandatory.)
  • Please submit vector artwork (PDF/AI) if at all possible as this will be helpful in creating graphics for the website as well as the IceHL yearbook. (I will also accept high-resolution JPG and PNG formats, but please do not save a raster file as a PDF.)
  • Include your FIRST AND LAST NAME as well as your EMAIL ADDRESS on the actual artwork. 
  • Finally, by submitting artwork, you agree to grant Icethetics rights to use it in conjunction with all IceHL-related projects and publications.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 25

You have three full weeks to design and submit your work. Have fun and good luck! We'll begin voting on June 30 so if you end up needing a little extra time, please let me know as soon as possible.

SPECIAL NOTE: ROYAL LONDON H.C.

I realize I'm walking a thin line by permitting this name in the first place given its closeness in concept to the Los Angeles Kings, Manchester Monarchs and Reading Royals. So to help us avoid any accidental trademark infringement, I'm setting some ground rules for your Royal London H.C. logo submissions:

  • No crowns. Think of it as a challenge. How do you represent royalty without a crown? That's what will make this team's logo epic.
  • No lions. All three aforementioned teams currently or have in the past used lions in their logos. We will not.
  • Any logo submitted that is based on a crown or lion will be automatically rejected.
  • I know, I used a photo of the crown jewels in my inspiration graphic. Dumb. Obviously I came up with these rules after I posted that. (Too late now.) Please learn from my mistake.

NOT A DESIGNER? YOU CAN STILL HELP!

Maybe you lack the skills and talents needed to create a logo, but you have a great idea for a design. Try putting it into words. Describe your idea in the comments and maybe it'll help one of our designers who's struggling to come up with an idea. You may not get a design credit, but you can still be part of the process!

Good luck to everyone!

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