International Year of Sound 2019
Logo Design Competition
The International Commission for Acoustics is working towards gaining approval for the International Year of Sound (IYS) in 2019. The application has to be approved by UNESCO and in preparation for that we need to provide a document outlining the reasons why there should be an IYS. One thing that we need this year is a logo for use on our submissions. The successful logo will then be used on all of the documents related to the IYS and on all the approved events during the IYS.
The IYS will be a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related technologies as well as the need for quietness and peace in the lives for all in society. The IYS will consist of coordinated activities on regional, national and international levels. These activities will aim to stimulate the understanding throughout the world of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. As well, these activities will encourage an understanding of the need for the control of noise in the environment and the workplace.
This competition is open to all student acousticians (undergraduate and graduate) who are student members of their national acoustical society. The basic requirements for the logo design are that it should:
The designer of the successful logo will be awarded a cash prize of 500 € (Euro) or the equivalent in local currency. As well, their name will be recorded as a contributor to the IYS.
The UNESCO page with the listing and links to the home page for recent International Years is at http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-years/. Follow the links to some of the science-based International Years to see logos these organizers have chosen.The place-holder webpage that has been set up for the IYS is at www.sound2019.org and this has a temporary logo but this should not influence your design. The successful logo from this competition will replace this preliminary logo.
To apply, download and complete the IYS Logo Design Competition form.
Your proposal for the IYS logo design:
Submisson Date: September 1 2015
The submission should include as separate files the application form and your logo. Both file names should include your family name; ie “XXXX Application”, “XXXX Logo”. The submissions will first be assessed by a subcommittee of the ICA to provide a short listing. The successful logo will then be selected from this shortlisting by the board of the ICA. The final decision should be made by 24 September 2015.
Enquiries to ICASecGen@icacommission.org.