Design a 'better' Windows 8 logo, win 300 dollars

Summary:A "for fun" contest is being held to find a designer who can create a better Windows 8 logo than the one Microsoft recently unveiled. Thought it's for fun, it's also going to be for profit for the winner!

As of the time of this writing, you have 8 hours left to design a Windows 8 logo that you feel is better than the freshly-announced logo! Held on 99designs.com "for fun" by Archon Systems, Inc., lots of designers are showing up to ultimately make a quick $295 if their design is the winner. Check out some of the entries below (click the image for a larger view):

You can view the crowd favorites by sorting the results by highest-rated, or just click here.

As many of you know, Microsoft recently unveiled the new Windows 8 logo and responses have been quite polarizing, to say the least. It does nothing for me, but I suppose I'm beginning to get used to seeing it around. If you've not seen it yet, here it is:

What are your thoughts about the new logo? Personally, I love some of what's been submitted to the 99designs.com contest far more than the official logo. And, hey... at the very least, this contest is bringing out some rather humorous renditions of the logo from some of the participants, like this one:

Naturally, that looks terrible, but it's supposed to (at least, I think it is...). So, to all you designers out there, get on it! Though it's all in good fun, a $300 payday and possible recognition for creating a better Windows logo than the Windows team isn't too shabby!

-Stephen Chapman

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Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Software, Windows

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Stephen is a freelance writer and blogger based in Charlotte, NC. His contributions to ZDNet cover topics related to security, gaming, Microsoft, Apple, and other topics of interest with a tech/SMB skew.

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