EOSC Young Design Student Logo Contest now is over!
The EOSC Association recently has started accepting submission from young design students or recent graduates, seeking proposals for a new logo and a co-branded logo that capture EOSC’s mission of supporting the digital transformation of research.
The EOSC Association is accepting proposals for a logo and a co-branded logo from young design students or recent graduates, that can be used across media, including, but not limited to, websites, social media and print materials.
Taking stock of the digital transformation of research in Europe and the role EOSC can play, organiser is looking for a new logo that showcases EOSC’s ambitious vision of cutting-edge, pan-European research through an integrated web of data and related services for researchers.
The new logo does not have to display the full name, a stylised representation of the abbreviation “EOSC” is enough. The cloud visual element is now considered too ambiguous. The cloud is “the” driving visual element for all the cloud computing initiatives, but EOSC is not only about cloud computing. The research community is aware that EOSC is a European initiative. The stars are not necessary anymore.
This new logo should capture EOSC’s mission of supporting the digital transformation of research and its driving role towards more innovative, collaborative and effective research.
Eligible submissions will first be judged by a jury of renowned designers and EOSC experts. A jury of professional designers and EOSC experts will shortlist 3 proposals. In a second step, shortlisted submissions will then be put to a vote by the broader EOSC community.
➜ Proposals (consisting of one main and one “co-branded” logo) must be submitted as 2 separate .pngs or .jpgs on a white background, in RGB format and not be larger than 900x600px.
➜ Sending in a branded colour palette is optional at this stage of the contest. Should you wish to do so, please indicate 2 main colours and 4 support colours, in addition to white and black, with colour values in CMYK, RGB and HEX.
➜ The main colours of the logo should pass the WCAG’s AA-level contrast test for graphical objects and user interface components. One of the main colours as a background colour and black as the main colour should also pass the AAA-level test for small and large text.
You can take part in the contest if you are a student or recent graduate (graduated in 2021). It is also allowed to send in a proposal per team of max. 2 eligible persons.
The winner will be awarded a prize of €5.000 and will get the chance to present their work at the next EOSC Symposium in Prague (Nov ‘22), which brings together experts from across Europe.
There is no entry fee to participate!