Ed McCarroll schrieb: >>what do I say to the designer of the winning logo? "You were the only entry. Here are your $100. We will be using another logo that we developed in-house. Thank you for participating". Don't ... > Lie. > > Tell him that he won, but that your attorneys discovered that somebody > else was using a logo that resembled his so much that you're afraid to > use his. You: "Our attorneys discovered a simular logo in use. We are wimps and don't want to get in trouble." Desgner: "Oops. That is interesting. Could you point me to that prominent logo, please? Just to satisfy my curiousity?" You: "Here comes trouble..." > "I would rather be inconsistent than wrong." (Mohandas Ghandi) "The truth shall set you free" (The Bible) I think that while it might not be as easy to tell the truth, it will free you from most hazzles that comes with lying. Stefan PS: Ever considered that the designer reads this list (or one day searches the archives) ?