all the entries are in and the competition to find the logo
for Football Manager 2005 is in it's latter stages. On the
right hand side you'll see just what the finalists for the
competition are. Below you'll find the official press release.
Don't forget to pop along to the Sports
Interactive website and vote for your favourite.
THEN THERE WERE TEN…
Football Manager logo competition shortlist is published
- winner to be found by process of elimination over
the next 14 days.
Wednesday 21st April, 2004 - North London's postmen heaved
a huge sigh of relief on Thursday, April 8th as that was
the closing date for the Football Manager 'design a logo'
competition, which saw more than 6,000 entries delivered
to Sports Interactive's Islington office. Over 22 ink cartridges
and thousands of bits of paper (to be recycled) were used,
and it took 9 judges 2 days to get the list down to the
competition's eventual winner will become the core material
and inspiration behind the Football Manager 2005 branding,
with the winning designer working with a top London design
agency to finalise the logo ready for use in everything
from the packaging and advertising, to within the game itself.
traditional to respond to a competition such as this one
by remarking on the quality of entrants, but in this case
I feel that I have to go a little further by commenting
on the quantity too," says Miles Jacobson, Managing
Director of Sports Interactive. "It took an enormous
amount of time and effort to whittle this virtual avalanche
of entries down to the final shortlist of 10, but it was
definitely a worthwhile process as I would be happy for
any of these finalists to grace our packaging when Football
Manager is released later this year. People worked really
hard on their logo's, and it's a shame that there can only
be 10 finalists."
that the shortlist has been chosen, SI is handing over the
responsibility for choosing the ultimate winner to its loyal
fanbase. From today, the 10 candidate logos go on display
on the SI website (www.sigames.com)
as well as on those of its media partners, ESPNSoccernet
(www.espnsoccernet.com), Game (www.game.net) and GamesRadar
(www.gamesradar.com). Visitors to each of these sites will
be asked to vote for their favourite logo, with the least
popular being eliminated as the days unfold.
first round of voting finishes at midnight on Sunday April
25th, at which point the three least popular logos will
be removed from the list. Three more will be 'voted off'
after the second round closes at midnight on Wednesday,
April 28th, while a further two will be out of the running
when round three closes at midnight on Sunday, May 2nd.
Voters will then be asked to choose between the remaining
two candidates until voting finally closes at midnight on
Wednesday, May 5th.
winner, whose name will be revealed on Friday, May 7th will
receive a cheque for £10,000. The nine losing finalists'
efforts will not go unrewarded either, as each of them will
receive a year's supply of Sports Interactive games and
other SI merchandise.
Manager 2005 will be published by SEGA in the final quarter
of 2004. Further information is available from the Sports
Interactive website, www.sigames.com.