GoLocalGlobal should be a prominent part of the logo design. That said, not wanting to stifle your creativity we do not feel strongly one way or the other whether you go the route of just being creative with unique text like Coca Cola or including an icon/design next to unique text like Squidoo or combining the text into the icon/design like Comedy Central. Wow us!!!
Please keep these things in mind as you design your logo submission:
*The logo needs to look good at nearly any scale (anything from the size of an icon on up).
*The logo should look good in the colors you submit it in as well as in black & white (Keep in mind that the rest of the design of the site will have its foundation in the winning logo design).
*The logo also needs to look good on a t-shirt, business card, sticker in the window of a place of business (e.g. restaurant, spa/salon, bar, boutique, etc).
*You may want to read the FAQ: http://golocalglobal.com/faq.html & play around on the site to get a better feel for what it is that GoLocalGlobal.com provides for its visitors and members.
*The image should not be photographic and should not include stock images or clip art
*Image should be submitted in PhotoShop.psd or JPEG. To receive reward and placement of link to your site on GLG for a year we will need the winning designer's artwork in a Vector version.
*We do not agree with all 45 of these "Rules", but we agree with enough of them to include this link on our design brief: http://www.tannersite.com/rules-of-logo-design/