Logo Competition

About the SFCDI

We are a group of computational designers that
meet once a month in San Francisco. The objective
of the groups is to foster the exchange of
innovative workflow, explore new technologies,
share case studies of Computational Design based
examples applied to real-world problems, and bring
together a pool of local Computational Design
users. The group is a non-profit with the 501(c)(3)
Tax Exempt Status.


On August, 2015 a group of design technologists
come together to host the first meeting of the San
Francisco Dynamo User Group (SFDUG) and four
years later, the group made transitioned from
Dynamo to officially incorporate as the San
Francisco Computational Design Institute (SFCDI).
The current logo is a makeshift design between
SFDUG and SFCDI while the organization was
going through this transition. SFCDI is looking for a
new visual identity and needs your help. We are
seeking individuals who can design a creative,
innovative and professional logo design. The logo
should be recognizable and help promote our
organizations mission, “To foster the exchange of
innovative workflow, explore new technologies,
share case studies of Computational Design based
examples” The rest is up to you! Please read
below for more details regarding logo design,
contest rules & submission requirements.

Official Rules

The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for
SFCDI, Non-profit organization. The logo may be
used in all media – including online, print, on
merchandise and other visual collateral. Following
are the official contest rules:
– To be eligible, each entrant must be 18 or older.
– Individuals or teams may submit no more than
two entries
– All submitted work must be the original work of
the entrant(s) and must not include, be based on,
or derived from any pre-existing or third-party
designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images.
– All entries will become the property of SFCDI. By
submitting an entry, each entrant agrees that any
and all intellectual property rights in the logo
design are deemed assigned to SFCDI or its

– Except where prohibited by law, an entry
submission into this contest constitutes
permission to use the winner’s name, likeness,
prize information, and information provided on the
entry form for publicity purposes, without further
permission or compensation.
– SFCDI reserves the right to modify the winning
logo to better fit the needs of the Initiative.
– The decisions of the Selection Committee will be
– The selected winner MUST submit a scalable
vector version of the winning design so that it is
adaptable to electronic and print media, to
reproduction on small and large surfaces, and to
use in color or in grayscale.

How to Enter

To enter the SFCDI Logo Design Contest, eligible
participants must:
– Complete the Official Entry Form.
– Create a logo design using computational design
tool(s) of your choice. For example, the current
logo was designed using Revit with Dynamo.
– Submit a logo design in .jpeg, .psd or PDF
formats with the documentation to show how you
authored the design using the tool(s) with the
original source file(s) (if you are chosen as a
winner, you MUST be able to provide a high
resolution vector file (e.g., in Adobe Illustrator,
Photoshop, or InDesign).
– Submit your completed Entry Form and logo
design to info@sfcdi.org by Wednesday, August
12, 2020 12 am PDT.

Selection Criteria

A Selection Committee comprised of the SFCDI
Board members and its sponsor will evaluate all
entries based on the following criteria (though other
criteria may be considered):
– Relevance – Does the entry align with the theme
and goals of the SFCDI Initiative?
– Originality – Does the composition exhibit
original design, creativity, and imagination?
– Aesthetic Quality – Does the submission
command attention? Does it display visual
balance and color coordination? Do all the
elements work together to create a unified and
appealing design?

The winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card (and
bragging rights!) sponsored by Autodesk Group
If the winning design is produced by a team
of individuals, SFCDI will award one prize of $500
(divided equally among the team). The Selection
Committee reserves the right not to select a winner, if
in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.