You can reference our website http://www.exhibitpeople.com, and I've attached a mock up to show you how our homepage will be revised, which includes a logo idea we sort of like. I've also attached an image to show you ideas we liked when we were hunting for icons.
We struggled to find an icon that communicates who we are or what we do. Last time we tried to focus on people shaped icons but it proved hard for designers to generate great ideas. Most submissions were clip art people icons with a variety of fonts used for Exhibit People.
We like the logo concept in the mockup (using the rectangle blerb box) but we haven’t come up with a cool idea the blerb box in particular. We played with the quotes " version, and with one people icons before deciding to let you professionals take it from here.
We will be picky about this logo, and will only award if we love the new logo. My guess is that the winning logo will be one that is a custom icon, by someone good at custom buttons and such. We don't think the winning design will be one that used existing clip art. The icon is the hardest part, but the icon and font must look crisp, cool and hip and professional. We're trying to appear like we're in touch with young entrepreneurs.
Thank you for your interest and your effort! Let me know if you have any questions.