ICWA logo re-designing competition entries should be posted or electronically submitted by no later than:
16 March, 2020
All entries must include full contact information (name, address, e-mail address, and phone number), and should be mailed to the following address:
Smt. Soni Dahiya
Indian Council of World Affairs
Sapru House, Barakhamba Road
New Delhi- 110001
OR electronically submitted to it[at]icwa[dot]in , with subject ‘ICWA LOGO COMPETITION’ .
All inquiries regarding the re-design of ICWA Logo competition should be directed to the following e-mail address:
The winning entry will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-.
The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) is a prestigious, pro-active think tank specializing in foreign policy issues from India’s perspective. It was established in 1943 by a group of eminent intellectuals. By an Act of Parliament in 2001, the Indian Council of World Affairs has been declared an institution of national importance. Hon’ble Vice President of India is the ex-officio President of ICWA.
The Council conducts policy research through its talented in-house faculty as well as external experts. It regularly organizes an array of intellectual activities including conferences, seminars, round table discussions, lectures and publications. The Council has Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with its counterpart institutions in 45 countries as well as with 9 domestic institutions. In addition, the Council is also engaged in promoting awareness about India’s foreign policy among academics and students in various central and other Indian universities.
Through its multiple assets, namely a rich library, an informative and user-friendly website, a reputed journal named India Quarterly, its publication programme and its historical seat ‘Sapru House’, it is engaged in raising public awareness about India’s role in international affairs.
For details click www.icwa.in
The objectives of the Council are:
- To promote the study of Indian and international affairs so as to develop a body of informed opinion on international matters.
- To promote India's relations with other countries through study, research, discussions, lectures, exchange of ideas and information with other organizations within and outside India engaged in similar activities.
- To serve as a clearing house of information and knowledge regarding world affairs.
- To publish books, periodicals, journals, reviews, papers, pamphlets and other literature on subjects covered under clauses (i) & (ii).
- To establish contacts with organizations promoting objects mentioned in this section.
- To arrange conferences and seminars to discuss and study the Indian policy towards international affairs.
- To undertake such other activities for the promotion of ideas and attainment of the above mentioned objects.
- It is India’s oldest think tank on international affairs.
- Logo should show the entire world keeping centrality of India in mind. The main reason for organizing a competition to re-design the Council’s logo is that the present logo does not depict the entire world and the range of contacts which ICWA has with partner institutions in different countries. The new logo should therefore clearly reflect the international character of the Council.
- The participant should submit the logo as a file in JPG or PNG format.
- The winner of the competition shall be required to submit the design in an editable and open file format.
- Please do not imprint or watermark your logo design.
- Please note that the logo design must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
- Logo should preferably be designed in colour.
- Logo may be of a high resolution image/drawing in 6 * 6 inch square formation.
- Please bear in mind that for actual utilization of the winning logo, the size may vary as per need. While designing, this aspect should be kept in mind.
- The Competition is open to all Indian Citizens residing within and outside India.
- Evaluation would be done on the basis of outlined objectives and technical parameters by a selection committee.
- Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, simplicity, artistic merit and visual impact and how well they communicate the foreign affairs characteristic of the institution.
- The logo designed by the winner will be the intellectual property of the Council and the designer cannot exercise any right over it. The prize winning logo is meant to be used by the Council for promotional and display purposes, and also for any other use as may be deemed appropriate in future.
- The participant must be the same person who has designed the logo and plagiarism would not be allowed.
- All the entries received will be placed in front of a Selection Committee for final selection.
- The decision of the Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the contestants.
- The disqualified entries shall not be used by the Council for any purpose and the Council shall have no intellectual rights over the
Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/ its entries/ winners shall be subject to local jurisdiction of Delhi State.