Free-Range Kids Logo Contest! Win $100 and Bragging Rights!


Folks, I am working on my mobile app with the help of Tanya Ruttenberg at Blue erdnfyafzs
Door Apps
and Holly Hamper at . And what do we need first and foremost?

A logo!

A great, fun, easy-to-read logo that works on everything from the top of this blog, to a bumper sticker, to a tiny icon on a crowded mobile phone screen. ESPECIALLY  as a tiny icon on a crowded mobile phone screen. Look at the apps on your phone. Small, small, small. Yet bold!

So that’s the contest: Please design our logo. It would be such a help! The winner gets $100 and bragging rights as the designer of the first, official Free-Range Kids logo.

Mail your entries to: .

Deadline: 8 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, April 25.

And thanks! – L

I went looking for a copyright-free "Free-Range Kids" image and found this sign. And it was taken by the wonderful Cory Doctorow!

I went looking for a copyright-free “Free-Range Kids” image and found this. I was downloading and THEN saw it was taken by one of my heroes: Cory Doctorow!

13 Responses to Free-Range Kids Logo Contest! Win $100 and Bragging Rights!

  1. Havva April 17, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Sadly I lack design skills. But in looking for how artist convey independence, and freedom, and so forth I found one cartoonist with a few entries. I found a cartoon that really captured a lot of the difficulty we have in subduing people’s fears.

  2. JLM April 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    If I had any sort of design skill whatsoever, I would come up with something to communicate what instantly sprang to mind: an image based on a safety sign (black on yellow), with silhouetted kids doing something like climbing/jumping for joy. Unfortunately, I have no design skills whatsoever, so it will remain in my head 😉

  3. lollipoplover April 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    @JLM- We have a sign like that- yellow with black trim that says Beware of Children.
    It shows kids playing (but they have little devil ears!) and it hangs proudly on our back fence.

  4. csgodanmark.Dk April 18, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, once having my
    breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

  5. Edward Hafner April 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Was thinking just a bold “FRK” type thing but a google search reveals those letters in that order to be anything from a Chech hockey player’s last name to an island airport designation in the Indian Ocean.

  6. fred schueler April 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    how about a girl climbing a tree to try to catch a chicken perched up in the tree?

  7. Edward Hafner April 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Stay clear of the chickens, please.
    Washinton Post (and other) comment boards have many users who just can’t seem to get past the “Why would I want to raise my kids like poultry?” thing.
    It makes them completely oblivious to the very real problems this cause is trying to fix. My response to them has been:
    “Free Range Kids” is just a label, what is important are the principles behind it. “The United States of America” is just a label, what is important are the principles behind it.

  8. Somer K April 21, 2015 at 4:11 am #

    If I had the design chops for this (I knit, I don’t draw). I would do an untied apron with the strings flapping in the wind with “free” on the front of it.

  9. Bostongirl71 April 21, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    They tell American citizen to stay strong and not to allow terrorist to win by creating fear and stopping us from doing the things we love. So we are so suppose allow the dysfunctional people in this country to win by creating fear and stopping our children from experiencing the things they love. Independence and freedom to learn and grow by interacting in a world without interference from the government. Sounds like a double standard to me

  10. Bostongirl71 April 21, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    “Free Range Strong”

  11. Warren April 21, 2015 at 10:09 am #


    Not sure if the original song is still under copyright.



  12. Warren April 21, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    Awhile back there was a tv commercial for Chevy trucks. Salesman and buyer looking at a new truck in the showroom. Buyer was hesitating, leaves and comes back. Throws a bucket of mud on the truck, and says, “I’ll take it.”

    Can see an ad where a parent has to throw a bucket of mud on their kid, “Yep, this one’s mine.”

  13. Julie April 22, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    Will you PLEASE, PLEASE make yard signs too??? I let my 10 yo play out front alone and with friends. A certain neighbor mom likes to rush over to make sure they’re “being watched” IN THE FRONT YARD!!!! Ugh.