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Design the new logo of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and win €5 000 !

EOSC Logo Competition

This is your opportunity to shape the visual identity of EOSC – the web of research data. Take part in the EOSC logo competition and create a new style for the European Open Science Cloud that supports cutting-edge research by providing data, tools and services.

Until 25 February 2022, the EOSC Association is accepting proposals for a logo that can be used across mediums, including, but not limited to, websites, social media and print materials. Eligible submissions will be first judged by a jury of renowned designers and EOSC experts. In a second step, shortlisted submissions will then be put to a vote by the broader EOSC community. The winner will be awarded a prize of €5 000 and will get the chance to present their work at the next EOSC Symposium, which brings together experts from across Europe.

Who can apply?
You can take part in the competition if you are a student or recent graduate (graduated in 2021) who

  • was born no earlier than 1991
  • is/ was enrolled for a bachelor or master’s degree in graphic design or a related topic
  • is completing/completed a degree in Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Morocco, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
The logo should:

  • use max. 2 colours, if needed  in addition to white and/or black.
  • be flexible enough to use in multiple sizes and formats across different digital and print mediums.
  • be easy to resize and adapt. So, we prefer a horizontal logo layout with dimensions that are adapted for website banners and headers. If you wish to submit a vertical logo, you should also submit a horizontal adaptation of the logo.
  • be adapted for use in  grayscale and on light and dark backgrounds. You can submit the logo in different colours for light and dark backgrounds if you feel this is appropriate.

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. Logo compliance can be checked using any of the following sites:

The logo or parts of it will also be used by projects and organisations around EOSC to create visual cohesion across initiatives. That is why we would also like you to submit a proposal for a “co-branded” logo template that allows the name of another project to be integrated within the new logo or combined with elements of the logo.