Osaka City University (OCU) will celebrate its 140th anniversary in 2020.
Osaka Commercial Training Institute, the predecessor of OCU, was established in 1880 taking the lead of modernization of Japan with the leadership of the predecessors including Tomoatsu Godai. Based on this as a great origin, in 1928, Osaka University of Commerce, the first municipal university in Japan, was established with expectations of Osaka citizens.
With “history/tradition, appreciation/pride and innovation/progress” as a slogan and by making the year 2020 as “the 140th anniversary of its foundation”, anniversary projects will be promoted by collaboration with the OCU community. One of the projects is a logo design competition.
|Use of Logo||OCU brochures, documents, website, publications, promotional items|
||Those who are connected to OCU, such as students, alumnus, faculty, staff and neighborhood|
|Design Format for a Competition Entry
||(1) Create a logo design in a designated application form or the Japanese Industrial Standards A4 white paper. Those who do not use the designated form, should indicate "up" & "down" in a margin.
(2) Entrants should submit no more than one entry. An entry form only allows one design logo.
(3) The submitted drawing must be the one using a computer graphic software or the one by hand.
(4) File format created with digital data must be either GIF or JPEG.
(5) Multiple colors are acceptable, however, the selected design may possibly be used in a single color or monochrome.
|How to Apply
||Please complete the application form with the following seven items below and submit by email, mail or bringing directly to the PR Office.
① Name of applicant（in hiragana） ② Address ③ Phone # ④ E-mail address ⑤ Occupation ⑥ Your relation with OCU（If you are an OCU student, your ID number is required.） ⑦ Explanation of the logo（such as concept, etc.）
・Those who will apply via email, should write「140周年シンボルマーク応募」 in the title box. File size should be less than 3MB per mail.
・Those who will bring the application form, should drop by the PR Office between 9:00 to 17:00 from Monday through Friday. Please note that the whole university including the PR Office will be closed on 13th and 14th August.
||140th Anniversary Bureau, PR Office, University Public Corporation Osaka
2F Support Center, 3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City 〒558-8585
|Deadline||Friday 30 August 2019|
|Selection Process||The OCU 140th Anniversary Committee will make a judgement and select a winner. As a result of selection, there may be a case no one will be selected.
※Please note that the result will not be notified to the applicants who were not selected.
|Award||One winning design will be selected. Winner will receive certificate, money and a set of OCU products.|
|Announcement of the Winner||The result will be notified to the winner and it will be announced in the OCU website tentatively scheduled on 3 November.|
|Handling of the Selected Design||Winner is to agree to hand over all copyrights (including the rights in Article 27 and 28 in the Copyright Act) concerning the selected design, trademark rights and other rights to Osaka City University at the time of receiving a notification of the award. Winner must agree to not exercise any moral rights of author to anyone.|
|Handling of the Applied Design||Submitted work will not be returned.|
・All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant(s) and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images. Abusing these will result in cancelling the award and not adopting the design.
・The copyright of non-winning work will not be transferred to Osaka City University.
・The submitted design may be used for study materials and records limited in the campus in the future.
・Personal information written in the entry form will not be used outside of this contest. However, the winner’s name and address (up to the city and prefecture) may be published. (Entrants are to agree with publishing the name and address at the time of entry to this contest.)
・ Osaka City University reserves the right to modify the winning art work to better fit the needs. (In that case, the winner may be asked to make modifications.)
・The adopted work may be applied and registered for trademarks and designs.
・The entrant is responsible for all the expenses for application.
・If the winner goes to a minor, his/her parent is required to submit a letter of consent. If the winner goes to a group, contract will be signed with a representative of the group.
・Osaka City University will not take any responsibility for the intellectual property rights blamed by the third party. If you are accused, you are to solve all problems under your responsibility.
・If anything needs to be determined other than the matters described in the application guidelines, it will be judged and decided by Osaka City University.
・Entrants are to agree with the matters stated in the Application Guidelines at the time of application.