While open to all ideas, the logo should probably incorporate the gist of the tag line: Explore. Expand. Evolve.
No preferred colours for now - but probably want to stay away from blues (too conservative and commonly used). We are open to having a logo + name or just having a stylized name.
We are also looking for the same designer to come up with our house style: colour scheme, font etc to be consistent with the logo and what we're trying to achieve above. This is a separate engagement and thus potentially more business later. Right now, you're not requested to submit a house style but rather only a logo at this time.
The logo should be delivered in vector format.
We'll use the following rating system (which we saw on another contest and have copied over!):
1 star - Wrong direction, start over
2 star - some elements I like
3 star - getting closer but need revisions or a different take on your design
4 star - design is being considered
5 star - made the final cut
Please also refer to general comments for further guidance throughout the competition.