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