This emblem will be chosen by means of an open international competition, overseen by a special subsidiary body set up by the Committee.
The members of that body are: Algeria (Group V(b)), Bolivia (Group III), Bulgaria (Group II), France (Group I), India (Group IV) and Nigeria (Group V(a)), with Mr Chérif Khaznadar of France serving as Chairperson and Mr Eduardo Barrios of Bolivia serving as Rapporteur.
UNESCO is now announcing a competition for the design of an emblem that best reflects the purposes and spirit of the Convention.
UNESCO invites entries from professional and amateur graphic designers, artists, and practitioners of intangible cultural heritage from all its Member States.
Each participant may submit a single design, including a black and white and a colour version. The deadline for submissions to reach UNESCO has been extended til 17 March (17:00, Central European Time).
At its third session in Istanbul, the Committee will select the winning design and award it with a prize of US$15,000. This will then serve as the Convention’s official emblem.
Conditions for participation
The present competition is open to all, including graphic professionals, artists and practitioners of intangible cultural heritage.
The candidates participate in their private and personal capacity.
Proposals from minors must be submitted by a person having legal responsibility for them.
Wishing for all regions of the world to participate, UNESCO encourages proposals from professional or amateur graphic designers, artists, and practitioners of intangible cultural heritage from both developing and developed countries.
The emblem should satisfy the following requirements:
a. Basic criteria:
b. Conceptual criteria for appreciation :
c. Formal criteria for appreciation :
If submitted in electronic format as preferred, the proposal should respect the following specifications:
For further information, please write to ich-emblem[at]unesco.org
For further details, and application materials, contact: Design of Emblem Competition
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