World Standards Day
Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.
World Standards Day 2014
We have a winner!
Damar Panji Wijaya (Indonesia) received the majority of the votes in this year’s World Standards Day poster competition, on the theme: ‘Standards level the playing field’.
20-year-old Damar who is studying Communications at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia explained the inspiration behind his design: “My idea for the design came from the insight that today more than ever both consumers and manufacturers demand equal advantages and opportunities when it comes to the products they buy and produce and international standards are significant instruments in making this possible. I was looking for an image that would encompass both the 'equal opportunities' and 'playing' elements, and I came up with an equally-numbered dice. I also tried to maintain simplicity in my design, so it would be easier for people to focus on the message.”
Damar wins CHF 1 500 courtesy of IEC, ISO and ITU, the three international standards developing organizations comprising the WSC (World Standards Cooperation). His design will be used worldwide to celebrate World Standards Day on 14 October 2014.
The three runners up, who receive an award of CHF 500 each are: Khyati Trehan (India), Muaiad Fraha (UK) and Daira Hernandez & Diana Asprilla (Colombia).
The winning poster and the runners up
Winner: Damar Panji Wijaya (Indonesia)
Khyati Trehan (India)
Muaiad Fraha (UK)
Daira Hernandez & Diana Asprilla (Colombia)