For IWS Universal Watercolor Exposition
1. Background and Significance
The International Watercolor Society (IWS), which has more than 80 member countries, is the biggest family of watercolor artists around the world. IWS provides various opportunities for artists to exchange and display themselves by numerous exhibitions held around the world. In those exciting exhibitions, artists from different countries showed their special style and charm as well as their national culture, and so as to raise the watercolor artistic standard of the host country and promote the development of the world watercolor art. And, it highlights the irreplaceable importance of IWS in popularization and development of the contemporary world watercolor art.
Universal Watercolor Exposition, the Olympic summit of watercolor art in IWS’ blueprint, is designed to meet the new height of contemporary world painting art. Through the Universal Watercolor Exposition, we wish to build a high-end platform, to demonstrate watercolor classics, to offer opportunities, to highlight the top level and to lead the development of the world watercolor art. We will make all effort to use watercolor art to interpret “Olympic” spiritual connotation of higher and stronger, to achieve the common goal of all the human beings “unity, friendship, peace, progress”, to sound assembly of the contemporary world watercolor art and to make the world better and more colorful.
2、 Solicitation Period
The solicitation period is from July 1st, 2017 to 24:00 on September 1st, 2017 (subject to receipt of the mail). The mailbox to receive submission is firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who delivers the works after the deadline will not be eligible.
Professional designers, art teachers and students, design lovers all over the world (not limited to individuals or institutions) can participate in the collection activities in accordance with these rules.
1、Logo design: can be graphics, or text, or graphic combination.
2、The logo application effect in both scenarios:
a.Apply in print (derivatives and promotional materials, etc.).
b.Used in the outdoor (guide flag, subway light box advertising, posters, etc.).
LOGO design should be novel and unique, creative and meaningful. It should be able to reflect “international, authoritative, professional, artistic” of the activity with distinctive marking and dissemination characteristics.
1、Works size should be 1920 * 1080 pixels (width * height), RGB color mode, JPG format. Please keep AI vector files (submitted after shortlist).
2、The submission of the works shall include visual image of the design and design instruction.
3、The design instruction helps the judges to understand the works. The content of the instruction is intended to elaborate the logo design ideas and concept. And the description text should be concise and clear in format, and be complete in presentation.
4、Any information related to the designer should not appear in the submitted design.
7、 Submission Request
The works should be submitted as an e-mail. The mailbox that accepts the submission is email@example.com. The format of the submission mail name should be “IWS World Watercolor Exposition LOGO + designer name”. The contents of the mail should specify the nationality and the city, name and contact information of the designer. The attachments must include design and design instructions, and the design should be in digital format.
8、 Selection Process
1、A panel of experts from the relevant field will judge and select the works.
2、The selection period is from September to October in 2017.
3、Awards will be announced in October 2017.
1、IWS will organize experts to review and select 3 outstanding design awards. IWS will award them the “World Watercolor Contest LOGO Design Excellence Award” certificates, and reward RMB20000 per person.
2、The IWS Bureau will select the final logo. Designer of the final logo will receive the “Honorary Member” award from IWS and receive another RMB20000 award.
10、 Related Statements
1、All application works received will not be refundable. Applicants should keep the original.
2、During the application period, the applicant shall not transfer or authorize the entry to any third party. The entry shall not be used for any other activities which are the same or similar to this event.
3、The applicant must confirm the full copyright of the submitted works and confirm that the submitted works has never been transferred or granted to any individual or institution.
4、Please be sure to keep the source of the works. Finalists should submit the source file for the shortlisted works, and sign the corresponding copyright agreements. Those who do not sign the agreements will be deemed to automatically give up the final qualification.
5、Finalists may not use the shortlisted or winning entries to participate in any other activities which are the same or similar to this event.
6、The copyright of the application works is protected by Chinese law. All intellectual property of the final winning logo design works, other than the right of authorship, (including but not limited to copyright, all rights to all flat, stereoscopic or electronic carrier of the works) is owned by the organizer. The organizer has the right to make any form of use, development, modification, authorization, licensing or protection of the logo design works.
7、The organizer reserves the final right of interpretation of this activity.