# PF Logo Contest: Theory of Relativity

1. Aug 8, 2011

### micromass

Staff Emeritus
Theory of Relativity

The theme of this contest will be the theory of relativity, and in particular the equation $E=mc^2$. On 27 september 1905, Einstein published the paper in which the famous equation $E=mc^2$ first appears.

This contest will end on 15 september. This way we will have enough time to vote the logo before 27 september. The winning logo will be shown on the main page around the 27 september!! (but see Rule 7)

Contest Rules:

1. Any logo or doodle that fits the theme will be accepted during the contest period. The contest period will end on 15 september, after which no more logo's will be accepted.

2. The idea is that the logo will replace the prime logo on the main page. This logo has sizes 339x95. Please use the exact same height. Width can be negotiated a bit. Also try to let the logo blend in perfectly with the rest of the site (i.e. it must use roughly the same background for example). You may of course use the current to start with. The current logo can be found at https://www.physicsforums.com/Prime/theme/Prime_Logo.gif [Broken]

3. Upload your logo's to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how. Greg may request the "unflattened" version for optimization (PSD file).

4. Multiple submissions per member are allowed. But note that once a logo is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawal.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the logo they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. The choice of whether we actually use the logo in the site is completely up to Greg. So even if the logo wins in the polls, it may still happen that it is not shown on the main page, or that another logo is shown.

8. Cooperating with other members or with non-members is allowed for making a logo. But eventually, the member who posts the photo must have had some creative input in the logo. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

9. You can use a logo only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

Good luck everybody!!

Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
2. Aug 8, 2011

### I_am_learning

What? You are changing the title "Physics Forums" to "E=mc2".
Why? I really don't believe you, and you aren't any moderator. Is this a joke?

3. Aug 8, 2011

### Staff: Mentor

It's a logo contest and micromass is officially in charge.

4. Aug 8, 2011

### Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
5. Aug 8, 2011

### micromass

Staff Emeritus
Anyway, I think we should still expect Physics Forums to be in the logo...

6. Aug 8, 2011

### Saitama

Good job Micromass!!!

7. Aug 8, 2011

### DaveC426913

Hrm. Decisions, decisions.... Keep my efforts for my own personal gain, or share them for the greater good... :tongue:

Attached is the PF logo as a PSD with layers and without colour dithering.

It's not exactly right, but it's close. If anyone finds the correct flavour of Futura, pass it along and I'll fix it up.

Enjoy!

8. Aug 8, 2011

### I_am_learning

Thanks for the clarifications.
Its a nice idea!

9. Aug 9, 2011

### Saitama

Now i would have a "Doodle Contest Founder" in my recognititons....:tongue:

10. Aug 9, 2011

### lisab

Staff Emeritus
Attachment?

11. Aug 9, 2011

### Redbelly98

Staff Emeritus
Yes. DaveC has the PF logo tatooed on his "attachment".

12. Aug 9, 2011

### DaveC426913

Huh! It didn't attach! I'll have to try again tonight.

If someone can manage to download the correct font by then, I'll incorporate it. The one I found was close (it is Futura ET Heavy) but apparently not the same "flavour" as was used in the original logo.

13. Aug 9, 2011

### DaveC426913

Here it is.

I tried to exactly represent the logo as-is, but
a] can't do it with the font I have
b] can't bring myself to do it. The logo as-is is kind of wonky. The gap between y and s is bigger than Letterman's smile.

Anyway, enjoy!

#### Attached Files:

• ###### PF Logo.psd
File size:
128 KB
Views:
70
14. Aug 9, 2011

### micromass

Staff Emeritus
Dave, can you also make a .gif?? I can't open .psd since I don't have photoshop

15. Aug 9, 2011

### DaveC426913

What's the point? Just use the original.

OK well, I guess I could pull the text away from the background at least...

Very well. Attached is the text with a transparent background. I've left a sliver of the bg available for use. All you have to do when you need it is take the small piece and stretch it to full width. (And delete my signature...)

#### Attached Files:

• ###### PF-Logo.gif
File size:
5 KB
Views:
99
16. Aug 9, 2011

### micromass

Staff Emeritus
Well, that way we can show it here and use it in a poll. It shouldn't be necessary for people to buy photoshop and to download all the attachments to view the logo's.

17. Aug 9, 2011

### lisab

Staff Emeritus
lol, I read "Here it is" and went straight to see it. I opened it and I was ...what the...? hahaha....

18. Aug 9, 2011

### DaveC426913

Nonono, sorry. All I've done is provide a source file as a tool for others to use to produce their own logo. It's just a public service. I have not given it any treatment.

(It's attached above.)

19. Aug 9, 2011

### micromass

Staff Emeritus
Aaah, I see
Well, thanks a lot for helping the others!

20. Aug 9, 2011

### DaveC426913

I live but to serve The Contest.