International logo contest/Finalists
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|This was an international contest held from July 20 to August 27 2003, gathering 150 proposals. After the early proposal by Chuck Smith on October 12, 2002, the contest was first proposed on June 14, 2003 by Erik Moeller, who argued that the logo (adopted in January 2002 from the Logo suggestions) was unaesthetic, not international, and portrayed a text-only Wikipedia.
This is the list of finalists in the international logo contest. From September 15, 2003, 20:00 UTC until September 25, 2003, 20:00 UTC it will be possible to vote on these finalists (using the voting method chosen here), average voting.
The vote takes place on a separate page, International logo contest/Ballot. Please see that page for voting instructions.
In the final vote, you can vote on each variant, not just on the whole submission. The artists can pick up to 5 versions (variants) of their logo which they consider particularly valuable. The artists are encouraged to use the time of discussion until the final vote to decide which variants to use, and to further refine their submissions before voting begins. No further changes may be made during the time of voting, to avoid distorting the results.
1: The puzzle sphere by Paullusmagnus 
This submission received 145 votes in the first round.
1a: Puzzle sphere 
1b: Puzzle sphere with Miwiki 
This submission received 106 votes in the first round.
2a: Information 
2b: Globe 
2c: Embracing 
Language variants are to illustrate the flexibility of the design and are not entries on their own. If seperate language WPs choose to have the logo in their own language, it can be done without losing the overall design. Neolux 09:48, 14 Sep 2003 (UTC)
2d: Psi 
2e: Coloured Globe 
Final five entries approved by author: Neolux 03:14, 14 Sep 2003 (UTC)
NOTE: Typeface is not final on any entry, it is for illustration purposes only. If selected, typeface will be finalised later. Variations for languages are easily accommodated, including double byte languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew and Japanese. (See some examples on the comment page.) Transparent, SVG, EPS versions will be created if entry is selected. Stitch colours for embroidery can be provided on request, as can Pantone and CMYK colours. Thanks to everyone for their support and good luck to the other entries! Neolux 03:21, 14 Sep 2003 (UTC)
This submission received 84 votes in the first round.
3a: Lamp 
3b: Pen 
This submission received 83 votes in the first round.
4a: W as labyrinth 
4b: Wiki as network 
4c: Wiki as center of dynamic information 
4d: Wiki as center of even more dynamic information 
This submission received 71 votes in the first round.
5a: Large variant 
5b: Smaller variant 
5c: Large blue 
5d: Small blue 
5e: Small blue, text in logo 
This submission received 63 votes in the first round.
6a: Blue 
6b: Green 
6c: Yellow 
7: Book+ant by Anthere, Liad and user:Oliezekat 
The logo submission from which these variants were made received 62 votes in the first round.
7a: Miwiki on stylized book 
7b: Ant on book with brackets 
7c: Blue Miwiki on book with brackets 
7d: Red Miwiki on book with brackets 
7e: Ant on blue book with brackets 
This submission received 60 votes in the first round. There is only one variant of this logo.
large version (>200 KB)
This submission received 53 votes in the first round.
9a: Miwiki carrying letter (Bright blue) 
9b: Miwiki carrying letter (Strumph blue) 
9c: Miwiki see curiously (Bright blue) 
9d: Miwiki see curiously (Strumph blue) 
9e: Miwiki push letter (Strumph Blue) 
This submission received 52 votes in the first round. There are variants of this logo, but none have been approved for the final voting round by the creator at this point.
This submission received 50 votes in the first round. Normally there would only be 10 finalists, but because this logo was briefly replaced (vandalized) with another one and therefore did not get as much "airtime" as all other logos, it is included for reasons of fairness. There are no variants of this logo.
0: Our current logo 
This logo is voted on as a single set; individual variants are not voted on.
English version (also used by many non-English wikis) 
Esperanto version 
Only visible if you use the standard skin -- the Esperanto wiki uses Cologne Blue by default.