Completed contest

$1350 WEBSITE AND LOGO DESIGN FOR HOTSPOTTOURS.COM

sincity1821 needed a new logo design and created a contest on 99designs.

2 winners were selected from 69 designs submitted by 23 freelance designers.

69
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23
designers
1
winner

How sincity1821 started their logo design journey

Summary

Thank you everyone for all the effort you put into this contest. We are narrowing down to a select few designs, and will have the answer by 10amPST. Winner will be contacted via email to work out payment arrangements.

Company name

Hot Spot Tours

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Accepted File Formats:
Logo: High Fidelity Bitmap, jpeg, psd, anything is fine really ... Website: Layered PSD, Web 2.0, CSS, html, xhtml

Type of contest: Logo and Website Design

Summary:
Logo : Corporate Identity
Website: To give information about tours and ability to book tours

Prize: $150
Website: $600
Functionality: $400

Website w/ logo: $750
Website functional w/ logo: $1150
Website functional w/logo, and "WOW": $1350

Please see legal section below.

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Summary : Deliverables
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Logo Design
Website coded
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Extra Money
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Make the website functional: add $400
Make me say "WOW": add $200

-these extra money options are awarded only if the website becomes fully functional (i.e. can book tours listed on the site;there are 13 tours, can send emails after booking to me and customer, can integrate a form of payment such as paypal seemlessly, have the site fully navigateable, functional contact us page), and I am actually very impressed with the logo design and website design.
Both of these extra money incentives are in my discretion to give away or keep if I do not feel the site fits into these terms

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Company Background -> Hot Spot Tours
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Tour travel agency
We hope to one day provide tours from all around the world but for now we are a 3 person operation based out of las vegas, nv and are just getting on our feet. Most business up till now has been strictly over the phone but we hope to make the website our main source of income.

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Scope
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We want a design that will set us apart from all other companies and to give the consumers an easy-to-use website they will remember
Do not incorporate any locations into the logo design.
I do like the designs of the buttons to select airplane, bus, and helicopter tours that are currently on the site we have now, http://www.HotSpotTours.com
Logo must have Transparent background. (Use white for display).

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Elements
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Simple; Clean
Professional
Creative
Fresh
Attractive
Strength; Not Weakness
Agility
Shows Action; Not Idleness

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Sight Test - Logo Only
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The design must pass the single-second sight test.
Must be readable within a single second to a new user.
Must be easily recognizable by returning users.

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Orientation
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Either integrate Logo design into Name, or show orientations.

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Originality
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I want something ORIGINAL.
Do not submit stock that has been 'tweaked' please.

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Theme
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Hot Spot Tours needs to be clearly visible on the website. The website can include pictures if you think they fit but preferably keep those only to the tours pages. I am willing to look at anything even if it does not specifically fit to what you think i would like, I am a creative freak and would love to see something WAY "out there"!

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Website
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If you are only doing the coded design portion I just need certain things such as home, helicopter tours, airplane tours, bus tours, contact us, about us, etc. pages I would like the site to be similar to viator.com in the way things are booked and listed after being search for such as the links below.

If you are interested in the extra functionality portion of the design, it would need to include the ability to book tours, send out confirmation emails after booking, ability to search for tours, seperate sections for types of tours (airplane, heli, bus), payment method preferably using a shopping cart like paypal (would like better to have seamless integration), contact us page to send email to me, have a live update of temperature at grand canyon. I would also like a tour review section for each tour if possible and an add to my wishlist page. I really like how viator.com uses their tour listings and bookings side of their site.

links:
http://www.viator.com/Las-Vegas/d68…=HO-Find-5
http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Veg…4-2280AAHT

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Possible Leads
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We looked at using a sun as the O in hOt but it never really caught my eye, if you think you came up with something that would really impress me then shoot it over anyways, but please do not limit yourselves to the Hot side of the name. We do not currently have a tag-line but will be more than pleased if one is thought up and included in the design.
These are in no way requirements. You are free to be creative!

Just Impress me.

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Legal
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If your Logo or website design is selected, you agree to forward ALL source files and material for the deliverables upon payment.
Your logo and/or website design is not a copy or alteration of someone elses logo and/or website design.
If nothing is found to meet our identity strategy, I reserve the right to cancel this contest.
You are the legal owner of said deliverables, and hold all rights to said deliverables.
You agree to transfer ownership and all rights of said deliverables to me upon payment.
Full payment of $1350 is only paid if all requirments are met to their fullest and I reserve the right to pay out the lower amounts listed above based on what is completed and is chosen as a winner in the contest

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Winner Selection
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Payment will be made by Credit Card or PayPal on 08/02/2007.
I reserve the right to extend deadline if no winner is declared.

Feel free to use Hot Spot Tours or work with hotspottours.com, anything will work so long as its creative

Color scheme:
No specific color requirements, however i would prefer lighter, friendlier, colors

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Contact Us
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info@hotspottours.com

This contest was originally listed in multiple categories:
- Logo Design
- Web Page Design (Coded)

Custom package

US$1,000

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