Hey I had a look at your artwork today. So, I thought I'd come bother you. Wheel of Smoke, a rockband and also good friends of mine are doing a contest. They need a new logo and they're giving away a 100€ price. It's an international contest.
Thanks for thinking of me, but I try to stay away from contests like this. It's just not worth my time to put a bunch of work into something that only has a small chance of paying off, and even then, the cash prize is usually far less than what the artist should be paid for such a job. A solid, professional logo that will represent a company/band/whatever and be used in their promotional material, website, merchandising, etc. is something that is worth a LOT more than a mere 100 Euros. I can make 5-6 times that much just doing shirt designs for my regular clients, and I'm very busy with jobs right now, so I can't and shouldn't spend time and effort on something like this. Just wanted to give you an explanation, rather than flat-out ignoring you. Thanks anyway.