EUSPA Logo Design Contest is Open

Deadline: 14 August 2020
Open to: everyone
Benefits: the winner will take home up to EUR 15,000

Description

The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists from across the EU to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to EUR 15k! Ready to break the mould?

In the near future, the GSA should become the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and amplify its scope of activities. This agency shall be entrusted with important tasks related to the EU satellite navigation systems, Galileo and EGNOS, the establishment of synergies for space data related to navigation and Earth observation, and also the setting up of governmental applications for telecommunications, space surveillance, security of infrastructure and cybersecurity. To mark this evolution, the GSA has decided to rely on the talent of European graphic designers and visual artists, be it students, young professionals or established graphic design companies and is launching a Logo Design competition.

The GSA has since its inception been using R&D prizes and other funding mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurship and boost youth employment. The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is a great opportunity for the GSA to open up its lines of communication and connect with a new community other than our GNSS niche. Taking part in this contest will be an asset for students and recent graduates who are looking to kickstart their careers and for professionals to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their professional pathways.

The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the new agency in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The ideal design will be simple, yet able to tell a story that encapsulates the activities of the agency, but most importantly ensures brand recognition for EUSPA.

Eligibility

The logo must contain at least the blue colour of the EU flag (Pantone Reflex Blue corresponds to the web-palette colour RGB: 0/51/153 (hexadecimal: 003399) and not more than 2 different fonts.

The logo shall not:

  • violate intellectual property rights of a right holder and, in particular copyright;
  • be similar to an existing logo or another earlier sign which was made already available to the public;
  • contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality and, in particular, it shall not be offensive;
  • be of such a nature as to deceive the public

Benefits 

The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. Five design projects will be selected. The five winners will be invited to negotiate a service agreement with the GSA in order for the agency to procure the logo. The winner will take home up to EUR 15,000. Additionally, they will benefit from promotion and media coverage.

How to Apply?

The deadline for submission of the projects is 14 August 2020, 23:59 (Prague local time). Projects should be submitted, containing all the information requested per email (scans of original project documents), to the following Agency’s address [email protected] The subject matter of the email shall be “GSA/NP/14/20 – New logo for the EU Space Programme Agency (EUSPA)”

For more information, and in order to apply, please visit the official web page.