SMART-WaterDomain Launches Logo Design Contest

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  • 2020/08/27     Dresden, Germany

    The newly launched research project SMART-WaterDomain (Framework for Organizational Decision-Making Process in Water Reuse for Smart Cities) is announcing a competition for designing a project logo and visual identity that will reflect the objectives of the project.

    The competition is open to all and we invite you to design a creative, original, and simple logo that will accompany the project’s activities. The image selected will appear on SMART-WaterDomain events, social media, and all our visual materials.

    The winner will receive 100 euros and the designer will be given a special mention.

    About the SMART-WaterDomain

    Pressures on freshwater resources make their sustainable management crucial. The use of wastewater, particularly from cities, holds the potential for irrigation in agriculture and in industrial settings. The key objective of SMART-WaterDomain is to develop a systematic framework to facilitate the uptake of smart reuse of wastewater resources and serve as an assessment mechanism for companies and utilities.

    The project aims to produce a digital decision support and monitoring tool to support the implementation of strategies that will increase the acceptance of water reuse practices for the local economy and society. The project would provide stakeholders with the information they need on the economic, societal, and environmental benefits of wastewater recycling in multiple economic activities to help them make decisions that ensure that the needs of present and future generations can be met.

    SMART-WaterDomain also seeks to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project will primarily address the goals of providing clean water and access to safe sanitation for all (SDG6) by facilitating increased uptake of reused wastewater in industrial/agricultural value chains.

    The SMART-WaterDomain is one of the winning projects of the EIG-CONCERT Japan call on Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society. There is a pressing need at a global scale to develop innovative technologies and systems of water use which are resilient to various natural and social changes, widely applicable to our societies with local consideration, and simultaneously sustainable in the long term.

    This call aims to contribute to the overall solution to water sustainability from both Europe and Japan to explore new areas of smart water management. The activities will fall in line with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Specifically, the research scope tackles Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including, but not limited to, Goal 6 (Clean water and sanitation), Goal 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructures), Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and communities) and Goal 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

    Logo Details

    Together with the logo proposal, each applicant must send a short description of the logo and the idea behind it. For quality reproduction purposes the graphic proposal has to be submitted in a scalable vector graphic format (EPS). The color code must be CMYK. Contestants are advised to avoid gradients and half-tones. The logo must be easy to use, handle, resize, and manipulate for all reproduction purposes. It should be visually appealing on both small (as small as 2 cm x 2 cm) and large scales.

    For sharing purposes, each applicant has to include, together with the EPS format, three other formats: PDF, JPG and PNG (with transparent background).

    Logo Submission

    Logo proposals have to be sent to by 10 September 2020 with the subject: SMART-WaterDomain LOGO CONTEST.

    Every submission must be provided with the official entry form provided.

    Individuals or teams (up to 2 persons) may submit only one design – no exceptions!

    Selection Process

    The winning design will be selected by a selection panel comprised of the research and communication experts who are also partners of the SMART-WaterDomain consortium. UNU-FLORES as the project coordinator will be represented by two members. The logo will be selected based on its relevance to the project, originality, and aesthetic quality.

    Intellectual Property

    The submitted logo design must be original and has not been copied from others or from previous designs, including their own, and does not infringe on the rights of any third party.

    Anyone violating others’ copyright will be disqualified from the competition. If the winner is found to have violated any rules, he/she will be required to forfeit or return the prize, even if the violation is discovered after the prize has been awarded. SMART-WaterDomain does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the contestants.

    Logo designs with a watermark will not be accepted.

    The winning logo becomes the sole property of SMART-WaterDomain. The project team shall have the right to adapt, edit, modify, or otherwise use the logo. All intellectual property rights in the selected logo design are deemed assigned to SmartWater-Domain.

  • SMART-WaterDomain Logo Contest: Entry Form

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