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Design a Birthday Logo for EU

Article 1: Theme of the competition

The European Union is holding a “Happy Birthday EU” competition for the creation of a logo and a slogan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, in 2007.
The logo and the slogan must encapsulate the idea of European co-operation in general and the future of the
EU in particular.
The competition is being organised by the European Commission (“Directorate-General Communication”),
the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of
the Regions.
All questions relating to the logo competition can be sent to

Article 2: Who can take part?

You may enter this competition if you are a student of art, graphic design, communication design, visual communication, media design or related disciplines.
You may also enter the competition if you are a design professional and you graduated from university or college in 2006.
You must be living in one of the European Union’s 25 Member States or in Bulgaria or Romania.

Article 3: What must you create?

You must create a logo and also, if you wish, a slogan about European co-operation. The logo (and slogan)
must refer to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and refl ect the EU’s achievements (such as peace and prosperity) and its future (i. e. the kind of EU you want for future generations).
When creating the Birthday logo (and slogan) you should keep in mind that:
– Europe is very diverse, from North to South and East to West, but there is a feeling of togetherness expressed in the motto: “United in Diversity”.
– We all share the same values: democracy, freedom of speech, ethics, solidarity with less advantaged people and regions, respect for diversity, cooperation based on goodwill, etc.
– All EU countries are taking part in the same endeavour to build a more united Europe, and all want a
European Union that can compete, fairly, with other major world powers.
– Europe has a leading role to play on the international scene.
– The logo must be able to stand alone, without a slogan.
– The logo will be used in publications, videos, advertisements, posters and other promotional material and also on the internet.
Your work must consist of three or four sheets of white A4 paper, weighing 120 to 180g / square metre .
Page one must show the logo in colour. If you have produced a slogan it must be included on the first page.
The slogan must be in your own mother tongue.
Page two must show the logo (and slogan) in black and white.
Each of these pages must show the logo (and slogan) in three diff erent sizes (10 x 10 cm, 5 x 5 cm and 2.5 x 2.5 cm).
If you have produced a slogan, page three must contain a rough translation of the slogan in English, French or German.
On page three you may also briefl y explain your proposal (in no more than 10 lines).
The text should be written in your mother tongue and, if possible, be accompanied by a rough translation in
English, French or German.
Your logo, (slogan) and the short text must also be put onto a CD-ROM.

Article 4: How can you take part?
You must submit your proposal for a logo and a slogan on paper and on CD-ROM. It must be your own personal proposal: no team proposals are accepted.
Every page of your work, as well as the CD-ROM, must include an eight-digit code composed of your initials and your date of birth (DD/MM/YY), for example UG150771.
Place your work in a sealed envelope on which your eight-digit code is also clearly visible. On an extra page, write the following information:
– your eight-digit code,
– your full postal address,
– your e-mail address and telephone number (if any),
– your university/college and subject/fi eld of study.
Rules for the competition
Keep a copy of all these documents!
Enclose the sealed envelope, together with the extra page of information in a second envelope addressed to:

MEDIA CONSULTA International Holding AG
“EU Logo Competition”
Wassergasse 3
D-10179 Berlin

You must also enclose a copy of your graduation diploma, school leaving certifi cate or offi cial document
certifying that you are a student at a particular school or college.
Post this package no later than 30 September 2006 (postmark).

Article 5: Copyright

The work you submit must be made for the sole purpose of this competition. By submitting it you are giving it to the European Commission, which therefore
becomes the owner of the work and of the distribution and reproduction rights.
The Commission is therefore entitled to use, reproduce, adapt, publish and distribute the work freely. This includes using a logo without its slogan and vice versa.
If your work is awarded the prize for the best entry, you thereby confer the right to use this work, at any time and in any medium, to all EU institutions, EU Member States, regional and local authorities, NGOs and other bodies that comply with the rules, for the purposes of promoting activities and events in relation to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
If your work is awarded the second or third prize, the same rules will apply.
The implementing agency MEDIA CONSULTA International Holding AG has the right to use the logo in the course of the competition procedure. Your work will not be returned to you.
You must also agree to make no further use of proposals you have submitted for this competition. By submitting your entry, you agree that this work may be displayed in a competition exhibition free of charge.

Article 6: Selection of winners

The winning logo will be selected in a two-step process.
First, a jury made up of internationally renowned design specialists will view all entries and select the ten most convincing proposals. The three best logos will then be selected by a second jury, consisting of representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee, co-headed by Commission Vice-President Margot Wallström and Vice-President of the European Parliament, Alejo Vidal- Quadras. The decision of this jury is final.
The award for the best logo is € 6000, the second € 4000 and the third € 2000.
The designers of the three best logos will be invited to an award ceremony in Brussels where the jury’s decisions will be announced. You will be informed as soon as possible of the exact date and place of the award ceremony.
The winning logo will be used by the European Union’s institutions in activities related to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. If they so wish, the EU’s Member States, local and regional communities, NGOs and other bodies that comply with the rules may also use the logo.
The five European Institutions (the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council, the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee) will be free to use the other two prize-winning logos in communication activities at a later stage.

Article 7: Anonymity

The name and nationality of students who take part in the competition, and the name of the university/school where the student is studying, will be kept secret until the expert jury has made its initial selection of the ten most convincing proposals. Only the names of these ten designers will be revealed.

Article 8: Responsibility

The organisers cannot be held responsible for the cancellation, postponement or modifi cation of the competition due to unforeseen circumstances, nor will they be responsible for any theft, loss, delay or damage during the transport of logos and slogans. Works submitted for the competition need not be
framed in any way but must be carefully packed for shipping. Postage and all other incidental expenses are
to be met by the entrants.

Article 9: Acceptance of regulations

Participation in the competition implies full acceptanceof these rules.

Rok za konkurisanje je 30.09.
Danja Mataruga Milutinovic



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