Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila
As you may be aware, 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s
appearance in this world. This is a unique opportunity for the devotees of
ISKCON to celebrate and glorify our beloved founder-acharya and his gift of
Krishna consciousness to the world.
Over the last 18 months, ISKCON India has met thrice on this topic and has
prepared elaborate plans to take Srila Prabhupada to masses through
internet, television, events, festivals, publications and other activities.
The first step in branding and packing this year-long celebration from 1st
January 2021 to 31st December 2021 is to design the official logo for the
125th anniversary. The Executive Committee of the 125th Anniversary
celebrations wanted to involve as many devotees as possible in our attempt
to honor Srila Prabhupada and therefore instead of designing the logo
ourselves, it was decided to have an international contest to design the
official festival logo.
This contest is open for everyone and the entries may be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org between September 2nd to October 30th, 2020. The
technical details are given at the end of the email.
This contest may especially be of interest to students of art & design or
professional graphic editors. We request you to please share this message
as widely as possible.
Ananga Mohan Das
Bhakti Vinod Das
Mukunda Madhava Das
Yudhistir Govinda Das
Srila Prabhupada’s 125th Appearance Anniversary Festival
The theme of this event is celebrating 125th anniversary of Srila
Prabhupada’s appearance. The sub-theme would be highlighting the first
purpose of ISKCON:
“To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to
educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check
the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the
Drawing from the above, the design needs to reflect on how Srila Prabhupada
‘built a house in which the whole world can live’ based on the principle of
‘unity in diversity’. The working tagline is ‘Ambassador of Devotion’.
Entries must be submitted as JPEG files. For quality reproduction
purposes, the winning entry must later be submitted in scalable vector
graphic format (EPS). Color must be CMYK, though the logo may also be
produced in black and white. Contestants are advised to avoid gradients
and half-tones. The logo must be easy to use, handle, resize, manipulate,
and be usable for web and mobile platforms. It should be visually
appealing on both small (as small as 2 cm x 2 cm) and large scales.
The contest is open from 2nd September, 2020 to 31st October, 2020.
Individuals can send multiple design entries provided each submission is
sent as a separate email and contains the full name, address, and telephone
number of the designer. Each logo submission should be accompanied by a
brief explanation in English of the design and the main ideas represented.
The entries should be emailed to email@example.com
The final design for the 125th Anniversary shall be selected by the
Executive Committee and would be unveiled on 18th November 2020 to coincide
with the disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada.
The committee reserves the right to not use any of the entries in case they
do not meet the design requirements.
As a token of appreciation, the designer of the winning entry would receive
a wide range of SP125 merchandise including biographies of Srila
Prabhupada, an invitation to one of the major public events organized by
ISKCON in India in2021 wherein he/she would be felicitated on the stage by
the Chief Guest and free accommodation (and prasad) for four days at our
guest houses in Mayapur/Vrindavan.
Participants affirm that their submissions are their own original work,
have not been copied from others, or from previous designs, including their
own, and do not violate the intellectual property rights of any other
person or entity. Selected design(s) would become the sole property of the
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), registered in
Mumbai, India, and may be used for any ISKCON’s activities including, but
not limited to, display on websites, business cards, letterhead, posters,
and other materials. ISKCON shall have the right to adapt, edit, modify, or
otherwise use the winning submission in part or in its entirety in whatever
manner it deems appropriate. ISKCON reserves the right to choose not to use
the winning entry as described in these contest guidelines. ISKCON reserves
the right to use any other entry for promotional or other purposes in the