I will give plenty of Feedback to those designers who show me original, well thought out content. I am looking for the best work 99designs can produce, as that's what I'm paying.
Let your creativity run wild, however remember the point of the business. IT/Government/Southern US.
I do NOT want to see standard, technology fonts just because this is a technology company. Nor do I want to be tied down to Louisiana as I do have business in other states. I want to see INGENUITY.
The Carrier Films logo uses a font and graphic appropriate to the company's target audience all the while being identifiable to those not in the film industry. Hart and Hound, well what really needs to be said? Fantastic ingenuity. Swipefest is also fantastic because although it's simply text, it grasps the swipe effect with some very crafty swiping motions on the logo itself. This is real logo design. I want someone to take the essence of my business (Southern IT) and integrate it into a logo that somehow can be identifiable.
Also, I care less about gradients and beautifully crafted logos than I do minimalistic, simplistic, clean logos such as Swipefest, Huvica Pets, Hart and Hound, and Carrier Films. However I also like the Dream Labs creativeness and two color scheme.
I really like two tone color schemes.
I'm not an outdoorsman, however I liked the way the one designer has incorporated something from Louisiana (the penguin) into the S. That's the only reason I like the design. I'm not an outdoorsman and I don't hunt, but I do like the incorporation of Southern US/Louisiana accents into the TEXT of the name, if possible. However, if any other designers mimics another designers entry without having original concepts, they will be eliminated.