Enter The Huffington Post Politics Icon Competition

08/04/2011 01:39 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2011

This post has been updated below.

When Huffington Post Politics launched its Twitter account in July of 2008, George Bush was president, Sarah Palin was unknown to most Americans and the Tea Party movement had not yet been launched. Circumstances are decidedly different in the summer of 2011.

As the 2012 election news cycle revs up, we're looking to spruce up the look of our social media channels -- and we'd like your help.

Do you know your way around Photoshop or other design programs? Have a cool idea for a logo that screams 'awesome politics coverage'? Enter it in the HuffPost Politics Icon Competition.

For the next week or so, we'll be accepting your proposed designs for a new HuffPost Politics logo. Once we have a good group together, we'll put them all up for a vote, which will inform the final pick. If yours wins, your icon will be used to represent this channel all over the interwebs -- with credit to you, of course.

The entry period for this competition has ended. Thank you to all of those who entered. Stay tuned to see the competition finalists in the coming days.

UPDATE, August 15: We asked fans of HuffPost Politics to submit suggestions for social media icon designs as a fun way of enabling them to express their passion for politics -- and for HuffPost. As readers of our site know, we frequently engage our community with requests for feedback and suggestions. So while AOL Huffington Post Media Group employs an in-house team of more than 30 talented designers, we felt this would be a lighthearted way to encourage HuffPost Politics users to express another side of their talents.