NEW NOTE: It might be best to stay away from the large circle containing letters. Many of you have done this so far, and a few have incorporated it somewhat well (for what we're looking for), but having the circle/band with text be encircling something but having nothing outside it, we don't particularly like. If you're adding other shapes/graphics outside it, it is better, but having a large circular band with text sitting alone in space is not to our taste (or at least it hasn't been so far, so keep this in mind).
Four of the images we have uploaded are past designs we were considering for paint jobs for our sub. They are simply for reference and in case you need the hull geometry for a design. One of the designs was for a T-shirt, and the design of the sub piercing the U and W is our current logo.
We've always been fans of weapon manufacturer & military logos, but obviously we can't have something super militaristic due to the fact that we're a part of a school (edgy isn't bad though), but the general look we like. This of course doesn't mean the logo has to go in this direction though.
We want a design that incorporates the general design of our sub, and preferably shows the fact that we're racing it, and/or also building/designing it (our general design of the sub is the most important of these however, and it may be difficult to show these last two things I just mentioned). We don't care if you take some liberty with the hull shape, but we'd prefer if you didn't completely redesign it (unless you can somehow make it look way cooler, hah). Our hull shape changes every couple years, which is why having a directly copy of the current design isn't necessary.
For reference, our general design is a revolved airfoil (like an ellipse) with a window up front (on top and bottom), four rudders, and a propeller.
Googling Human Powered Submarine, or even better, looking at photos on
our website, will give a good indicator as to what the sub looks like.
Also, remember that this is a competition between schools, so any UW (huskies) or even UW mascot symbols could be helpful. But i'm just throwing out ideas.
If you want a 3D model (that can be viewed with free software) of the hull geometry, let us know and we can post it.