Call for Logo Competion for the Citizen Science Cost Action

Logo Competition for the Citizen Science Cost Action

We would like to have an attractive logo for a science network on Citizen Science. There is no restriction in the logo-type and can use, for example, an abstract image or a creative use of letters. It should cover aspects of citizen science such as scientific inquiries, mutual learning, playful activities, collaborative work, societal challenges, community driven research, or crowdsourced data. The logo should also include the spirit of an active and engaged scientific network.
€500 will be offered as a prize for the winning design and all credit will be given to the designer of the logo in all materials and websites used by this COST Action group spanning countries across the European Union.
We require the freedom to adopt the logo for requirements of the webpage and printed material and the right of use must be transferred to us.
Open until January 20th 2017

What is citizen science?

Please refer to the 10 principles of citizen science on this website:

What is a COST Action?

COST Actions are a flexible, fast, effective and efficient networking instrument for researchers, engineers and scholars around to cooperate and coordinate nationally funded research activities. COST Actions allow European researchers to jointly develop their own ideas in any science and technology field.

Description of the COST Action CA15212

Citizen Science (CS) is the participation of people from all walks of life in scientific research.
We are witnessing a remarkable growth of citizen science around the world as ordinary people and researchers begin to understand the power of technological devices which allow them to record the environment around them and share and collectively interpret data and knowledge to advance science and society. In this COST Action we want to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation in these projects throughout Europe. The main aim of this COST Action is to bundle capacities across Europe to investigate and extend the impact of the scientific, educational, policy, and civic outcomes of citizen science with the
stakeholders from all sectors concerned (e.g., policy makers, social innovators, citizens, cultural organizations, researchers, charities and NGOs). The aim of our work is to gauge the potential of citizen science as enabler of social innovation and socio-ecological transition and we hope to explore the potential transformative power of citizen science for smart, inclusive, and sustainable ends.

Technical details:

  • The logo will be used for all communication related to this COST Action CA15212 between 2016-2020 and credit to the creator of the logo on the associated website and materials.
  • The winner receives a price of €500.
  • The winner will be selected by a committee from the CS COST Action outreach group.
  • Files: jpg , tiff, png
  • Logo for the web and for printing documentation.
  • The proposal shall include a short color code.
  • The background must be white to facilitate printing and transparencies
  • The logo should be printable in black and white.

Josep Perello josep [dot] perello [at] ub [dot] edu
Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin aoibhinn [dot] nishuilleabhain [at] ucd [dot] ie Florian Heigl and
Daniel Dörler florian [dot] heigl [at] boku [dot] ac [dot] at
Katrin Vohland katrin [dot] vohland [at] mfn-berlin [dot] de

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