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Logo Design Contest for Know India Programme - Begins on 1st September 2019

Posted on: August 30, 2019 | Back | Print

Embassy of India 


The Know India Programme (KIP) has become one of the important initiatives of the Government of India to promote India’s engagement with PIOs across the globe. Since 2004, the KIP has had 53 editions with almost 2000 participants.

In order to give a facelift to the KIP and to promote greater awareness about the Programme, the Government of India has decided to have a logo designed for the KIP. In this regard, it has been decided to hold a global contest for designing the KIP Logo with participation from the India diaspora. The idea is to have a Logo that is creative, innovative, professional and expresses sentiments behind the KIP initiative.

The contest will be open to all PIOs irrespective of their age, nationality, gender, etc. The winner will be awarded with a prize of 25 days fully sponsored tour to India as a KIP participant.

Guidelines for the Logo Design Contest:

Logo Requirement:

Professional : This logo will be featured on Ministry’s website, social media platforms and other mediums (stationary, pamphlets, t-shirts, etc). As a result, the logo should be eye-catching and legible.

Theme: Logo must promote the Know India Programme scheme of the Government of India which aims- “To reconnect the Indian diaspora youth of the age group 18 to 30 years with their Indian roots.”

Colour: There are no limitations and any colours may be used. The logo may be created using pencils, crayons, markers and paint. Also, the logo may be created with a computer drawing program.

Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. There should be no watermarks on design entries. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). It may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Logos must be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting. The logo should be simple, not be complicated or confusing, and all elements must be discernible when reproduced in smaller sizes.

Participation Eligibility Criteria

The completion is open to all People of Indian Origin (PIOs).

Contest Details:

Winner will be selected by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Contestants agree that the Ministry may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights of the logo, to Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Additionally, the Ministry may alter, modify or revise the logo. The Ministry also reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

How to Enter the Contest

The contest begins on September 01, 2019 and entries will be accepted till October 15, 2019. Winner will be announced via the website of the Ministry and its Missions, social media websites and by direct contact to the winner’s email account. All entries must be:

  • Submitted directly to the Embassy of India, Copenhagen at cul.copenhagen@mea.gov.in.

  • Submitted in their original source file.

  • Submitted as a high resolution pdf with 300 dpi or higher.