Dabble in design? Have a little artistic flair? Looking to get your creative juices flowing? Then the SGC 2023 Logo Competition is for you!

Preparations for the 21st Space Generation Congress to be held in Baku in September 2023 are already underway and this means one thing – we need your creative input! We are looking for a logo that will characterize SGC 2023 and be used on our promotional materials. This is your chance to design it!

The logo competition is open to all SGAC members and the winner will be awarded provisions for travel, accommodation, and registration to the Space Generation Congress 2023 and the International Astronautical Congress (if the winner is interested) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Deadline for applications: 15th July 2022

How to apply

Ensure you are eligible to submit a design by carefully reading the guidelines below.

  • Make sure your logo design adheres to the SGAC Brand Style Guide.
  • Enter your logo submission as a PNG or PDF file (under 5 MB). All submissions must be entered by filling in the Scholarship Submission Form.
  • Submit your entry by the 15th July 2022 23:59 GMT for full consideration using the form at the bottom of this page

Award

The winner of the logo competition will receive a scholarship in order to attend the 21st Space Generation Congress and the Internatational Astronautical Congress in September/October 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The award will partially cover provisions for travel, accommodation, and registration for SGC until the maximum amount of €1600.

The scholarship is provided to the winner after all activities and responsibilities are satisfied.

What are we looking for?

Logo designs will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

  • Relevance
    • The logo must include a reference to Baku, Azerbaijan, where SGC 2022 will take place.
    • The logo should make a reference to space –  we are SGAC, after all!
    • The logo should be relevant to SGAC and in-line with what it stands for.
  • Scalability
    • The logo should be simple enough to be able to be scaled down or up and still look good.
  • Impact
    • The logo should capture the viewer’s attention and leave a positive, memorable impression.
  • Versatility
    • The logo should look equally good on the web and on print material.

Don’t hold back, we want to see something fun, creative and representative of SGC! 

Feel free to come up with something unique and think outside the box!

Competition Guidelines

Eligibility

  1. Participants must be SGAC members (registered on the SGAC website) between the age of 18 and 35 years as of October 1, 2023.
  2. The scholarship is open to all students and young professionals from any UN Member or observer State.
  3. No previous design experience is necessary. The competition is open to all – from those who like to play around in MS Paint/Gimp/Photoshop, to those that are designers by trade.
  4. Competition organisers and judges are not eligible for this award.
  5. Winners should not receive support from any other source to attend SGC and IAC. Should the winners receive such support midway through the programme, SGAC should be informed and a solution will be sought.
  6. In the interest of spreading opportunities to more members, SGAC reserves the right to prioritise applicants who have not recently received another SGAC scholarship of a similar nature. “Recently” is defined as having received a travel grant in the past 2 years, in the same category (either international or regional/national) as this posted award. International awards include scholarships for international events such as SGC/IAC, SGFF and Space Symposium, while regional/national awards refer to events, such as the Space Generation Workshops (SGW), national space generation events (SG[country]) or other regional or national conferences. In the event that the SGC 2023 is forced to be held online, this scholarship will not be counted as an international travel grant, and winners are eligible to apply for another travel grant in the next 2 years.

Responsibilities of the winner

The winning designer shall:

  • Eventually adapt the submitted designs during the review process
  • Provide a high-resolution version in .ai or .eps format of the winning logo
  • Attend the entire SGC and IAC 2023
  • Support the running of SGC and IAC 2023 where needed. These tasks offer great opportunities such as being the rapporteur of an SGC working group and helping with writing a group report, being the front face of SGAC at the SGAC booth and meeting interesting people.
  • Submit a short report (2 pages excluding pictures) and a short video (1 minute) describing his or her experience at SGC and IAC 2023 for inclusion on the SGAC website, newsletter or social media and that of our partners

Reimbursement

  1. The award will be paid out after the Congress, and upon fulfillment of all requirements in a suitable manner as determined by the scholarship coordinators, including any report submissions and submissions of expense claims. It will be paid out no later than 30 days after fulfillment of all responsibilities.
  2. In case applicants or the winning author receive funding for SGC and IAC 2023 by any other organisation, the Scholarships Coordinators shall be informed. If the applicants don’t inform the Scholarships Coordinators, SGAC holds the right to not reimburse the winning author. SGAC aims to reduce the number of double scholarships and will work with the winners to develop a solution in these cases.
  3. Applicants are advised to not engage in any expenses until they have formal confirmation that the competition has been awarded. The SGAC is not liable for any expenses incurred by applicants in any case where competition is not awarded, or in excess of the value of the awarded grant. Applicants are advised to purchase travel insurance and flexible tickets to cope in case of sickness or travel restrictions due to COVID-19. See also point 5 under liability on this matter. 
  4. Reimbursements will follow the SGAC Scholarships Travel Policy & Reimbursement Guidelines. Please make sure to consult the Guidelines before incurring expenses.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  1. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit SGAC and other participating organisations to mention their names, affiliations, and headshot pictures in connection with the competition.
  2. The participants of this competition grant SGAC the right to use and reproduce their submitted logo design and utilize it in SGAC materials without restriction or compensation.
  3. By submitting their logo design, the participants warrant that the submitted logo design does not infringe upon the copyright or other rights of 3rd parties.

Liability

  1. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that SGC or IAC 2023 is canceled. 
  2. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend SGC and IAC 2023 or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in such a case the award offer shall become void.
  3. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents (visas etc). If such required documents are not obtained prior to planned travel, the award shall become void.
  4. The award is non-transferable and not valid for another event or individual.
  5. Following the Reimbursement Guidelines, in the event that event or travel cannot take place due to unforeseeable circumstances (force majeure), including but not limited to illness, death, or weather, the Scholarship Holder will be responsible to try to recover costs through any available travel insurance or trip cancellation insurance. SGAC may reimburse the remaining amount not covered by insurance.

Evaluation

Logo submissions will be evaluated by a panel composed by members of the SGAC Scholarships Team, the Executive Director, the Chief of Staff and the SGC 2023 Manager, based on:

  1. Reference to location (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  2. Compliance with the SGAC Style Guide
  3. Integration of SGAC brand based on the current SGAC logo
  4. Relevance, Impact, Scalability, and Versatility of the design

Timeline

Entries accepted: Now!

Submission Deadline: 15 July, 23:59 GMT

Review Phase and Adjustments: 16th July – 15th August

Winner Announced: 16th August

Presentation of Design: 16th of September at SGC 2022

Contacts

For any questions, please refer to the SGAC Scholarships Team: [email protected] 

Looking for a little inspiration? 

Check out the winning designs from previous years. 

2021 Competition: Niki Sajjad – logo for SGC 2022

2019 Competition: Caroline Juang – logo for SGC 2021

2018 Competition: Francesco Scarcelli – logo for SGC 2019

2017 Competition: Caroline Juang – logo for SGC 2018

2016 Competition: Mark Fittock – logo for SGC 2017

 

Apply!

Applications for scholarships are available to SGAC members only. 

Please log in or register to complete your application for this scholarship.