The Washington Redskins have been conducting a “thorough review” of their controversial nickname in recent weeks, and on Monday morning announced they will officially retire their nickname and logo upon completion of the review.
“(Owner) Dan Snyder and coach (Ron) Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years,” the team said in a statement.
An announcement of the new team name and logo is expected sooner rather than later, though the former is reportedly tied up in a trademarking issue at the moment. The franchise hopes to have it settled in time for the 2020 season, however.
Rivera, who is entering his first season with the franchise, has previously said the new name will honor both Native Americans and the United States Military. It’s also widely expected that the team will retain its burgundy and gold color scheme, which — like the name — dates back to the 1930s.
With that said, SportsLogos.Net is holding a contest that asks you, the reader, to rebrand Washington’s football franchise.
The rules are as follows:
• At a minimum, your submission must include home and road uniforms. Alternates are encouraged, but not required.
• Three winners will be chosen from each of the following categories: Concepts based on the Washington Redhawks, Washington Redtails, Washington Redwolves, Washington Warriors and a fifth category featuring any other nickname.
• Native Americans cannot be depicted in your logo, but feathers, spears, etc., are allowed. The franchise’s current color scheme can also remain intact.
• Use whatever graphic design program or template you like, but remember that creativity and overall presentation count. If you don’t have a go-to template, head on over to the concept resources section of our forums to find one that fits your style.
All designs should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Please share just one concept to give others a greater chance of having their work featured in an article on SportsLogos.Net early next week.
Photos via the Washington Redskins.