This contest is a great and unique opportunity for you - the designer - to not only get your work in front of over a million design-savvy readers, but to potentially build a further relationship as a go-to designer for other site-related logo, business card, letterhead, marketing and additional materials after the completion of this project.
Webist Publishing has two sites. (1) WebUrbanist.com is one of the most popular independent art, architecture and design publications on the web, serving 1,000,000+ visitors/month. (2) WebEcoist.com is a green-focused website with 500,000+ visitor/month. They have similarly "sensational, educational & inspirational" styles, approaches and layouts - but boring logos, which is where you come in!
An ideal solution would integrate any graphics/icons directly into the text of each logo. The logos can/should be similar-but-different between the two sites. An ‘urban’ motif (skylines, skyscrapers, building silhouettes, etc…) might work for WebUrbanist while a ‘natural’ motif (green color, leaves, plants, etc…) might work for WebEcoist. This is just a starting point - feel free to experiment and explore as well!
OPTIONAL: If you have a high-ranked design in the contest, you can also create a third logo for Webist Publishing (for WebistMedia.com) that relates to the other two logos. ALSO: option for you to be cited/linked from each website TBD.