Hi, my name is Paul. Thanks for taking the time to review this brief. We are looking for a corporate-style logo for our new organisation. I have experience running a 99designs logo design competition before and will be engaged, responsive, prompt and up-front with all participating designers. I have decided to make this a blind event as I respect the right of all designers to protect their work and am committed to giving one-on-one feedback to improve initial designs that we like. That being said, if a design simply won't work for us (and unlikely to benefit from further tweaks) then I will eliminate it straight away and will do my best to say why so you have better information on which to submit an alternative idea if you want.
So far we have many designs contributed that include bar graphs and double helixes and fairly standard symbols of economics and science. If you have some more novel or innovative symbols, images or shapes that convey one or more of the following concepts we'd be grateful for your contributions: (a) politics and power, (b) knowledge, and (c) truth. Some examples could be specific animals (mythical or real); quills, books or other items related to scholarship; scientific symbols (e.g. greek letters) or mathematical symbols (e.g. dX, dX/dt, λ, σ, the integral symbol ∫ ); symbols of (non-violent) power and strength, such as a tool; or objects that shed light.
These are just some ideas (and not specific requests) in the hope that something gives you some inspiration. The best designs may not contain any of the particular examples I gave, but they will convey one or more of the following concepts: "Trust", "Expert", "Strong", "Knowledge", "Power".
Thanks again and looking forward to working with you.