In the immortal words of Harry Caray, “Holy Cow!”. David Airey, a graphics logo designer from Scotland is offering $4,000 worth of prizes in a contest on his blog. Entry rules are as simple as posting to your blog and linking his logo design website. As you can tell, my logo was designed by me, but it would be nice to get a professional logo, but it would have to fit with what I envisioned as a logo for my website.

Now I’m not one for usually entering contests or playing the lottery, but this is too easy to enter. It’s not that hard to post a blog entry and link up some best logo keywords. But wait! There’s more! He’s got a number of ways to get additional entries in the contest. He’s offering one additional entry for every 5 links to the prize sponsors! So without further delay, here are the sponsors and prizes:

Gold award

Silver award

Bronze award

Bonus prizes

Podcasting kit

  • Behringer Podcastudio USB Podcasting Kit, kindly donated by . Looking for a new way to express yourself? Ever wanted to be a famous producer? Then is the answer and the BEHRINGER PODCASTUDIO USB bundle has all you need to make high-quality podcasts and home recordings. (Skunky says “ME WANT! MAKE MONKEY NOISES!”)

Free money

  • $25 via PayPal courtesy of Gayla McCord of . Free money! Who doesn�t want ? Very kind of you Gayla.

USB storage keys

  • 2GB USB storage key x 3 courtesy of Jamie Clague at . Three USB sticks will make up three separate prizes, with free worldwide postage. Jamie, , has also kindly donated his valuable time to helping with the prize draw administration.

Blog reviews and design help

Telephone and Skype consultations

  • with Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog. Ben has offered his expertise to review 3�5 of your articles, providing tips and giving suggestions on writing, plus a quick and how you can benefit from it.
  • Two 45 minute coaching consultations with Mark McGuinness of . Mark specialises in , and is a real expert in his field. The first session will involve goal setting, with the second session reporting on progress and making adjustments.
  • 4 hour business growth consultation with Rebecca Caroe, via telephone / Skype, or face-to-face in London / Cambridge. Rebecca is a for creative agencies, so if you�re looking to then this is the prize for you. If you want Rebecca to visit your offices simply pay her travel expenses.
  • Tele-Coaching with Tammy Lenski. A one-hour, private telephone consult with Tammy Lenski. Figure out how to deal with a challenging client, strengthen your , or confront difficult conversations with more confidence and success. Free call within the U.S., via Skype outside the U.S.
  • One hour with Design Translator (DT) of Design Sojourn. Whether you�re launching a line of t-shirts, custom furniture, electronics, or any other product, DT will lend you his .
  • with Easton Ellsworth of . You choose, do you want to generally improve your blog or do you want help making money from it? Easton has kindly offered his help.

Art and literature

  • Two premium quality books designed and produced by David Hyde of . John Hinchcliffe, internationally acclaimed designer-maker, is the subject of the richly illustrated first of two . Crafts in the 20th Century is the second book kindly donated by David.
  • Copy of by Brad VanAuken of The Blake Project. Brand Aid is a practical how-to guide on building . Derrick Daye was kind enough to offer this great prize.
  • Watercolour print from Ed Roach Watercolours. Ed has quite a talent, and will graciously ship your favourite print from his watercolour studio.

Online advertising

Forum membership

  • Lifetime membership to the paid membership site that Andy Beard, and , will launch on (eta and value yet to be determined). If the prize winner already qualifies for membership (some people will), then Andy will kindly come up with an alternative prize.

WOW! That’s a lot of prizes! It’s a total 72 links, but not sure if the links that duplicate a destination are counted as different or not. Now I’ll be honest, not all of these prizes interest me, but there are some that I would definitely like to have. I’m not sure I really want anything that offered as a service for my blog or website unless I could pick which one of my sites gets the attention.

The final way to get an entry is to subscribe to Edinburgh logo designer David Airey’s website RSS feed and email the special code found at the bottom of the feed to him along with a link to your blog post. Now that that’s done, time to email David and have pint!


UPDATE Links changed from to as the dot com was stolen from David.