Call for Submissions: Logo Design Contest

The GSC Team

Update #3: Voting on the final round has opened for community members! Please make sure to like your favorite logo by Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 23:59. You must be a community member to vote.

Once the community poll closes, the logos will be reviewed by our judges, and the contest winner will be chosen as follows:
Round 1: 2 votes per judge and 4 votes to the community choice (total 14). The three logos with the most votes advance to Round 2.
Round 2: 1 vote per judge and 2 votes (Total 7) to the community choice. The two logos with the most votes advance to Round 3.
Round 3: 1 vote per judge and 2 votes to the community choice (if it still qualifies). The logo with the most votes wins the contest.

The contest winner will be announced by 4 October 2020.

Update #2: The community has selected its winner! This designer will be joined by five others:

We will be working with these designers over this week to help them create their final design. The community vote on the final submissions will happen right after Rosh Hashana.

Update #1: Round 1 voting has opened for community members. Please make sure to like your favorite submission by Sunday, 6th September 2020 at 23:59. You must be a community member to vote.

It’s time for a new logo.

That’s right – The GSC has partnered with 99Designs to launch a logo design contest, with a $500 prize for the winner!

It’s been eight years since we founded the GSC – Givat Shmuel Community (R.A). In that time, we’ve watched our community triple in size and truly blossom into Israel’s #1 community for lone Olim – students, soldiers and bnot sherut, young professionals and parents, and others who left their families and friends behind in pursuit of living the Israel dream. We’ve seen our initiatives inspire innovation in other cities, and our community members take leadership positions across the country. It’s unbelievable what our volunteer-run organization has been able to accomplish – and we can’t wait to do more!

We outgrew our logo a long time ago, but thanks to the 99nonprofits grant program from 99designs, we can finally get a logo that conveys who we’ve become and is as inspiring as the young immigrants who call Givat Shmuel home.

Contest information:

Applicants will be able to submit their designs no later than Thursday, 3 September 2020.

On 13 September 2020, we’ll announce our six finalists, who will receive our feedback and be given three days to make any changes. The winner will be announced by 4 October 2020.

Please note: applicants must be members of the 99design platform.

The six finalists will be selected a few ways: three finalists by the 99designs staff, two by the GSC executive board, and one by community vote. The winner will be chosen by a majority vote of a panel of five judges and a community poll worth two votes.

For more information, to see the design brief, and submit your designs, please visit

About the GSC

The GSC – Givat Shmuel Community (R.A) is a local grassroots nonprofit that is run wholly by volunteers and helps English-speaking immigrants acclimate and succeed. Founded in 2013, we received nonprofit status in 2015, and Nihul Takin (Certification for Proper Management) in 2020.

About 99designs

99designs, the world’s largest graphic design marketplace, connects clients needing custom design work such as logos and websites to a thriving community of talented designers who submit a new custom design to the site every 7-10 seconds. To date has awarded over USD $12 million, with over USD $900,000 being paid to designers each month.