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Cast vote in (unofficial) Dolphins logo contest


An unofficial contest to design a new Miami Dolphins logo struck a creative vein with fans, eliciting 1,293 entries by 270 designers.

The contest has no association with the Dolphins, who have announced that they are redesigning the logo and will reveal the change before the NFL draft in April. However, it is another indication of the high interest in plans to alter the look of the team’s brand.

The contest is being conducted online by 99designs, which has narrowed the field to eight favorite designs. Cast your vote among the finalists at http://bit.ly/Vote4DolphinsLogo.

The winning design will be announced on Feb. 11. The winner will receive $499, and the logo will be sent to Dolphins owner Steve Ross, according to a spokesperson for San Francisco-based 99designs.

Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said recently that the team has received about 200 suggested logos. He also denied that a so-called leaked logo (below) that began circulating on the Internet in December is the choice.

Dee said the Dolphins solicited input from fans about the logo but that it was not feasible to put the selection up for popular vote.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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