- Eligibility. Anyone over 18 years old can enter the contest, except for staff, directors, and officers of the organizers, and their respective spouses, parents, siblings, and children. Submissions from both individuals and teams are accepted.
Winner/s: Once selected, the winner/s will be required to send their full name, country of origin, a short biography and a photo to be used in the promotion of the competition. You will also need to send us additional information to transfer the prize money.
- Organizers. The organizers of this Contest are the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through the World Standards Cooperation.
- New deadline! Submit your poster until 3 July 2020 (UTC 23:00). Submissions received after this time will not be considered.
- Submission. Send up to three entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prizes. The winning team will receive CHF 1 500, while second and third places will receive CHF 500 each.
Your entry should illustrate in poster format how international standards can help protect the planet. Read the entire competition theme statement here.
The posters should feature the following logos and text a) The logos of the three organizations in the following order:
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) The logos can be downloaded by right-clicking on the links below:
b) The following text:
World Standards Day 14 October 2020
ISO A2 format (420 x 594 mm)
Please note, you must only submit original designs that you have worked on yourself (as an individual or as a team). Use of others’ work will automatically disqualify a submission!
UPDATE: We are receiving a large volume of submissions. Please send us your designs in .pdf format. If you are submitting more than one design, please send them as separate files.
Selection process: IEC, ISO and ITU will make an initial selection and announce the posters to be put up for public voting in July 2020.
We will then post the top entries, e.g. the top ten, on a Survey Monkey to allow the general public to vote on the best entries.
If your design is selected as a prize winner, you will be asked to supply for printing:
• A high definition (300 dpi resolution) file of the poster, with a 5 mm bleed on all four sides
• The original files including fonts and graphics
• The text must be editable for countries who will want to reproduce the posters in their national languages
• The files should be editable in InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator.
Please note: IEC, ISO and ITU will get full rights to the entries(s) you submit. By submitting your entry to this Contest, you grant the organizers (jointly and severally) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted entry, in any media including posting in an online gallery, publication(s), and various marketing materials, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agree to execute documents confirming such right and license at the organizers’ reasonable request.
Disputes. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including the validity, invalidity, breach, or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The seat of the arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.
By entering the Contest, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these rules and are fully familiar with their contents.