Dear students from faculties in Serbia,
We need your help! We encourage students from faculties of art, design & architecture and any other students with a creative mind to take part in a design competition. This competition asks to submit appropriate self-developed and designed proposals of the Logo for the European Energy Award in Serbia (EEAS). EEAS us an Energy Management and Certification System that is based on the internationally applied European Energy Award (EEA). The competition is initiated by the implementing consortium of the Municipal Energy Efficiency and Management Project in Serbia, through which the Swiss government in cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy supports Serbian pilot municipalities in improving energy efficiency (please find more contextualizing information below).
The winner of the competition will receive prize money in the amount of 500 CHF. The winner of the competition will also grant the exclusive rights of use of the developed logo to the European Energy Award in Serbia and the MEEMP. The development and selection process will be divided into two rounds: The first round is open for all interested students to submit rough proposals; the second round is open for selected finalists to finetune their drafts based on feedback provided by the jury.
Who can participate: All interested students from Serbian art, design & architecture faculties and other students from Serbian faculties with the required capacities are asked to submit their suggestions for the design of the logo of the European Energy Award in Serbia to the MEEMP. Only students of faculties and colleges in Serbia can participate in this competition, including students of bachelor, master and PhD study programs.
First round of the competition: All proposals for the first round need to be submitted until October 31st, 2020 as a PDF file to COMPETITION@MEEMP-SERBIA.COM, together with the personal contact details (name and surname, faculty/school they are attending and year of the bachelor study/master/PhD).
Requirements for the logo proposals (1st round):
– The logos shall be submitted as rough scribbles and include conceptual deduction and a proposal of a colour scheme
– They need to work both, positively and negatively
– They must not contain gradients
– They must not include pixel images
– They should include the logotype of the name European Energy Award in Serbia in latin letters (not Cyrillic)
– They should also contain the name of the European Energy Award (examples of existing logos of other countries can be seen HERE, at the bottom of the page)
– Please also send a selection of references of logo designs you’ve previously developed, if available
Second round of the competition: From all proposals submitted, the Jury will select 2-5 favoured candidates for the second round until November 15th, 2020. All shortlisted candidates will have two weeks for developing full-fledged final logo proposals based on the feedback of the jury until November 30th, 2020.
Jury: The members of the jury will consist of representatives of MEEMP, the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
Winner: The winner of the competition will be selected until December 7th, 2020 by the jury and awarded with the prize money in the amount of 500 CHF. The awarded logo will be used to represent the European Energy Award in Serbia and the designer will grant the exclusive rights of use to the European Energy Award in Serbia and the MEEMP.
The other participants of the second round will receive prize money in the amount of 100 CHF each. They will grant the MEEMP consortium the right to use their logo proposals for the purpose of documenting the competition, e.g. on the MEEMP website (HTTP://WWW.MEEMP-SERBIA.COM), on MEMEP-related social media accounts and in reports related to the MEEMP project implementation.
The Logo’s context – what is it all about?
The European Energy Award (EEA) is an internationally applied and recognized energy management and labelling system for municipalities and cities. It supports local authorities in planning, implementing and monitoring sustainable energy and climate policies on local levels and thus mitigating climate change. From spatial planning to energy supply, from mobility to communication and cooperation – the EEA covers the whole spectrum of proven energy and climate measures that municipalities can take.
More than 1’500 municipalities across Europe participate in the EEA, out of which more than 8’00 have been awarded. The European Energy Award publicly recognizes proven municipal commitment once a municipality has reached a certain level of its potential scope for action. Find further information here:
The EEA in Serbia
Since January 2018, the Serbian cities of Kruševac and Užice and municipalities of Paraćin and Vrbas are implementing the European Energy Award in the scope of the Municipal Energy Efficiency and Management Project (MEEMP), supported by the Swiss Government and the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia. All four cities and municipalities will be implementing sustainable energy and climate activities during the project duration of MEEMP and thereby improve their energy performances considerably, potentially leading to first certifications with the Serbian European Energy Award.
The logo to be developed within the scope of this competition will be the logo of the Serbian European Energy Award and will be positioned alongside other national EEA logos (e.g. of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Luxembourg etc.). Among other purposes, it will be an integral part of the certification documents issued to Serbian local authorities for their outstanding energy and climate policies.