My apologies to those of you who do not approve of spec work. I tried a few other routes but I just couldn't resist the temptation of having so many new eyes and ideas. I do partly regret this choice though because turning people down or giving them critical feedback really doesn't feel good. And some of the designers submitted very sexy looking women logos even after I requested that the woman be abstract and not too thin.
In a few days I'll submit the leading contenders here for a vote. Too early now, the contest still has 4 days left to run.