What’s wrong with kids these days?

               I don’t really want to do this, but check out this correspondence with a Logo Design Contest participant – good times, enjoy.  I may have gone overboard a little with my last reply, but for someone trying to enter into a contest for free gear, I think he deserved it.  His submissions were for another company, apparently previously done, and feature the name listed as his sig. Nothing to do with Eternal. Our contest is for a logo for us, that’d we’d use, not just any random logo for some other company. Anyway, without further ado:

PARTICIPANT: Hello, my name is ****  *******. I am 15 years old and I live in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada. I have some rough copies of a snowboard logo I made a couple weeks ago. It could be made better if I bought the right design and editing software, but it is not available to me at the moment. I’ve attached all the rough drafts to a word document on this email. Reply if you have a problem viewing them. I hope you like it.

Thanks.

Epsilon Snowboarding

               ETERNAL: Thanks for your contributions.  We’re actually looking for a new logo for Eternal.  Let us know if you come up with a logo for Eternal, along the lines of what we’re currently using.

Thanks,

Eternal

PARTICIPANT: Why would you want one around the lines of that, why not a completely new one, the E i sent you could stand for Enternal anyway, who gives a **** about your other logo, its **** anyway.

             ETERNAL: Wow.  Thanks for the thumbs up.  Unfortunately we will not be able to place you in the contest.

But in all honesty, if you think our current logos are ****, and your “E” is better, look into some design classes.  Really.  A “block” sans-serif “E” with the name inside?  You’re playing around with TTFs, fonts rather than designs.  Does that make sense?

But thank you for your contributions, and good luck in life, I’m sure you’ll go far with your current attitude.

Eternal    <– note it’s Eternal, not ENternal

So the moral of the story is, if you’d like your entries to be submitted into the contest have some respect.