Call for Entry
SIGNS, SYMBOLS, AND LOGOS
UDA Annual International Design Competition 2018
Submit before Monday, March 12
Award Announcement on Monday, April 23
Signs, Symbols, and Logos
Signs save your behaviors, Symbols define your mindset, and Logos create your trust. While the simplified visuals generated mystery and curiosity beyond its representation, humanity sensed its complexity and approval. It warns us of traffic, poisons, environments, and conditions. It represents our religious, political, social, cultural groups to unify similarities. It generates wealth for brands, products, and goods by recognizing its attributions. Humanity is continuously creating new ones and revising old ones. It is humanity’s common language and universal language.
Signs, Symbols, and Logos Design Competition have three categories that you can explore deeply. Your visual solution can help to find the appropriate common sign, symbol, or logo.
ALBERT YOUNG CHOI, Ph.D.
KELLY SALCHOW MACARTHUR
CEO & Creative Director of Coy LA, USA
One of the founders of the AIGA/LA chapter
First president of the AIGA/LA chapter
CEO & Creative Director of Meat and Potatoes, Inc., USA
Voting member and a juror of the Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences (The Grammys®)
Author/Filmmaker, a series of online design courses for Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning Creative
CEO & Creative Director of Kame Design, Germany
Professor of Paju Typography Institute (PaTI), Korea
Gold Prize, Morisawa Typeface Design Competition
The Best Typefaces for the New Millennium by Association Typographique Internationale and United Nations
Professor and Chair of University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Coordinator of MFA program
Founder and director of Studio Create©, a design research studio
Associate Professor of Loyola University New Orleans, USA
Past research participant of Fabrica, Treviso, Italy
Past designer of George Magazine, New York City
Professor of Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Founder of the Cyprus Semiotics Association (CSA)
Cyprus delegate in the International Typographic Association (ATypI)
Cyprus delegate in the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS)
Associate Professor of Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Awarded by the National University Board
Lectures at the Fine Art faculty of Lapland University, Finland and Beja University, Portugal
Research, Design and Art Museums in Finland and Portugal
- Signs: Visuals Representative about transportation, communication, awareness, environments, and condition for now or future
- Symbols: Visuals Representative about religions, politics, social issues, and cultural issues for now or future
- Logos: Visuals Representative about brands, products, and goods for now or future
Design & Submission Specification
Please follow this design specification. If you do not follow it, we cannot guarantee your submission. You can only submit a vector image using the attached Adobe Illustrator template file ‘18SSL_Design Category_First Name Last Name_Title’.
Step 1. Place a color vector image (dimension is 6cm square) on the center of the A4 size horizontal format.
Step 2. Fill out the description line on the bottom of the page. You must indicate either a student or a designer.
Step 3. You must use the following method for naming your files (PDF design file & MS Excel entry form file):
File name: 18SSL_Design Category_FirstName LastName_Title
Example: 18SSL_Signs_John Doe_Love
Step 4. Must save your file as a PDF file (Acrobat 6 capability) with ‘Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities’ and ‘Embed Page Thumbnails’ options checked.
Step 5. Submit your files (PDF design file & MS Excel entry form file) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 6. Send your submission fee via PayPal account email@example.com. Please make sure you have the right name and address.
– Single Entry: us$20
– Multiple Entries (Max 5) from one designer: us$50
– Single Entry: us$10 per entree
Submission Deadline: Monday, March 12
Award Announcement: Monday, April 23
All awarded designs will be announced at www.uniteddesigns.org.
Award Certificate & Publication
All awarded designers receive an Award Certificate via email.
If you order a copy of the publication (us$60), UDA will send it with a hard copy of the Award Certificate.
All UDA Directors get a 50% discount during a limited time.
Copyright: All matters regarding the copyright of the entry will be the responsibility of the entrant. All designs will become the Collection of United Designs Alliance. The United Designs Alliance reserves the right to use all information provided by the entrants, as well as the right to publish, exhibit or reproduce all designs entered for the competition.