As this is a logo that will only have web applications, please only submit designs that are on a white canvas. I can assure you that I will have no need to see what the design looks like on a window or folder or stamped on letterhead or anything else along those lines.
Also please keep in mind:
1. The Name is "DollarVersity"--one word and needs to be displayed exactly like this.
2. The tagline of "CHALLENGING POPULAR MONEY CONCEPTS" should be done in all caps.
3. Modern, sleek, unique, and relevant designs will get the most attention.
4. Please consider whether you'd actually use the submission on your own products before submitting them
Perhaps it would help if I shared the logos I have for my business and personal sites. If you look at http://www.accountlancer.com and http://www.ericnisall.com you'll see the kinds of modern images I'm interested in. Also, please keep in mind that if you are going to submit graphic entries, please make sure that the graphic will make sense to random people viewing it. A lot of the submissions have strange abstracts that aren't easily discernible as being "DV" or are just random shapes.
One last thought: the site is "DollarVersity"---it is one word, capitalized, and spelling is important.
Please keep something in mind--taking the old logo and changing the styling a little isn't going to win you the prize. Neither is submitting a design with some strange design element that doesn't seem to fit into the name or the theme of the site.
I appreciate the entries, but please read the contest brief for a description of what I am looking for--ORIGINALITY is the key.