A version of the Washington Griffins logo created by designer Zamzami for a contest at

Hail to the... Griffins? Contest Picks 8 Subs for Washington Redskins


When it comes to changing the Washington football team's mascot and logo, Natives who feel "Redskins" is a harmful racial slur aren't the only ones whose feelings must be considered. There are also the Washington fans. If the mascot and logo must go -- and we're pretty certain it must, and will -- there is the matter of deciding what should replace it. The website, which pits graphic designers against each other to create logos and branding for real businesses (that pay real money), solicited ideas from its community of over 250,000 registered users, and received 1,931 entries. A panel narrowed the field to the eight finalists below; to vote for your favorites go to the the contest page at The winner will be announced next week.

Washington Griffins by K.Bakkallar

Washington Redtails by MBingCrosby

Washington Warriors by Brandsformed

Washington Renegades by DORARPOL

Washington Griffins by Zamzami

Washington Warriors by Scribe

Washington Renegades by Will

Washington Warriors by Mixaurus

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Reuben's picture
Submitted by Reuben on
Redtails would be fantastic. It has a historic DC connection and racial heritage connotations, but it honors black racial heritage (a high percentage of DC residents) instead of slurring a race. Also still having the "red" would make the transition a lot easier.

WWB's picture
Submitted by WWB on
Washington Redskins. It doesn't need to be changed. Are we going to change the name Congressmen because they don't act like they should?

John 's picture
Submitted by John on
I agree to change the name. But why change it to honor black Americans but not honor The Native Americans.

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redskins lover
Submitted by redskins lover on
It dosent need a change it is no racist it has been around for years and no one complanned indians just dont watch football but I do agree griffins is a good name