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World Accreditation Day 2023 Poster Contest

IAF and ILAC are holding a contest to develop the official poster for World Accreditation Day 2023 (#WAD2023), which will highlight the theme ‘Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade’.

This theme will showcase how accreditation and accredited conformity assessment activities support the ongoing global supply chain restructuring that continues to be a source of trade normalization as firms seek new markets and investment opportunities to build resilient and flexible supply chains. This is likely to reinforce long-term growth in multilateral and bilateral trade relationships and augment the value of the ILAC/IAF mutual recognition arrangements in promoting greater supply chain efficiency and resilience.

The theme encompasses a wide variety of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 2: Zero Hunger; SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being; SDG 5: Gender Equality; SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities; SDG 14: Life Below Water; and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

The contest rules are detailed below. View previous WAD posters here, and learn about last year’s winner and runner-up here.

WAD 2023 Official Poster Contest Rules

1. Poster Design

Design the 2023 World Accreditation Day Poster illustrating how accreditation and conformity assessment support Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade.

The Poster must include the following:

1. Text:

World Accreditation Day
Accreditation: Supporting the Future of Global Trade
09 June 2023

2. The logos of the two organisations in the following order:

3. Editable text to ensure reproducibility in other languages

4. Fully editable design so that elements may be included in WAD branding.

2. Submissions

All entries must be received via the official competition entry form at https://bit.ly/3Sygeyz by 23:59 UTC, 01 December 2022 and include A2 Poster PNG and PDF formats, of 300 DPI with a 5mm bleed, and all associated design files. Design files may be submitted via WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox link or equivalent if too large. The links to the files must be provided via the form mentioned above.

The following information is also required for completing the form:

1. Full name,
2. Economy,
3. A short biography, and
4. Profile photo.

Additional information may be required upon winning the contest.

Up to 3 submissions will be accepted from both individuals and/or teams.

3. Eligibility

Anyone over 18 years old can enter the contest, except for directors, executives, secretariat staff and officers of the organizers, and their respective spouses, parents, siblings, and children. IAF and ILAC member organizations and their staff are eligible to participate if they are not from those excluded above.

Both individuals and teams are eligible for participation.

4. Prizes

The winning team will receive USD 1,500, while second and third places will receive USD 500 each.

5. Terms & Conditions

IAF and ILAC reserve the right to use the entrant’s submission worldwide. The entrant grants IAF and ILAC the royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted entry in any media, including posting in an online gallery, publication(s), and various marketing materials, and the right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agrees to execute documents confirming such right and license at the organizers’ reasonable request.

The full terms & conditions can be found at https://bit.ly/3SwZjwk.