I’ve written in the past about crowdsourcing graphic design. I did just that when I needed a logo for Cabaret Detroit, my new music performance endeavor.
I started with Logo Tournament and was disappointed with the results. I only received 15 entries. Happily, they will refund your money if you get fewer than 40 entries.
I had much better luck with logomyway.com. I bid $200 and received 199 entries from all over the world. You can view them here. Once the contest was over, I was able to fine tune the winning design before paying. The winner sent me the final entry in several formats, including Adobe Photoshop, so I could pull out the layers I wanted for different uses.