:: By signing this form you agree to all the Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that you give Womens Bowls NSW the entire right, title and interest in and copyright of your logo design for the sole use of Womens Bowls NSW. If you are under 18 this form must also be signed by your parent or guardian.::
Nor this: "All entries will become the property of Womens Bowls NSW"
Why all entries? Why not just the winning entrant, who you do actually pay eventually??
And this from earlier in this thread:
::Some very iconic images - for instance Steve Jobs in the Apple logo - have been created by amateur designers and students.::
Apple never had a logo created by a student or crowdsourced in this way (which I think its what you're trying to say, it's not 100% clear). Their very first logo was created by an "amateur designer" I guess, but it was one of their founders, Ron Wayne, who had a 10% share of Apple. Hardly a comparable situation.
One aspect of this discussion that concerns me is that Women's Bowls NSW have already approached a design studio to design a logo for them, viewed the concepts provided...and THEN decided to open the process to a public competition.
I can't help but wonder why, and be concerned that this will play into the outcome of their new logo.
Did they pick the wrong studio for them? Was the brief incomplete (and if so, has it been revised for the competition?) Have they budgeted to pay the studio for their concepts in addition to the competition prize?
Its concerning that their website only mentions 'It's a new year and a fresh new image for Women's Bowls NSW' and the brief doesn't go into much more detail about the requirements for the logo: 'Your design may be entirely new, or incorporate elements of the Bowls Australia logo.' Beyond requiring use of the State colours, the only specifications are technical.