@innovys - Dude I'm really disappointed for what happened.
On PLG lighting:
I ignored it since the Contest Holder judged it fairly, however this time I can't go silent. You have been ripping-off designs and making them your own. You get inspired by those top rated entries and make alterations. I dunno what you and the CH has agreed upon but this is really unfair. I'm sure you don't want this to happen to you so please refrain from such behavior. The X in the middle of two "T" where originally my concept, I intended to make an envelope out of it. I dunno what you did but clearly you've done the same. Again I'm really disappointed especially since we came from the same place!
Hello all, Thank you for all of your efforts and designs. We saw some really creative submission and are now making our decision. It is after business hours and we need to get a few more opinions on our top submissions so you will likely not hear from us until tomorrow. Best, Txt 2 Co
As we close in on the final day/hours of the contest, here are some last few notes for any designers looking to make amends to their submissions:
Please not the simplicity and/or iconic nature of the designs that we have rated most highly. Ideally we'd love for a logo that could stand on its own, not needing much text or explanation to clarify the meaning and what it is trying to communicate.
Additionally, we intend for our product to be a payment system that is featured on the web and marketing materials of other organizations much in the same way that PayPal is featured as a viable payment option on online stores. It might help for you to take a look at the online retail environment, with specific attention to the payment pages.
Lastly, very few of the designs appear ready for professional print quality. For a clear winner to distinguish his or herself, they need to present a final product that is well balanced and proportioned.