Will Your Design be our Future?

The International Child Neurology Association is looking for a new design for their Brand Logo and invites the visual artists and graphic designers among you to submit your proposals. All submissions should be made by 31 December, 2021.

The logo would capture “Advocacy, Education, Research and Training in Child Neurology worldwide”.

ICNA, the premier association for Child Neurologists globally is poised to expand their scope of activities further into advocacy, education, research and training and to mark this evolution is reaching out to the child neurology community worldwide to contribute their talent.

Please make sure you have read all the requirements clearly before making the submission.

Taking part in this contest will be a great opportunity for members to be a part of the association’s future. We are encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the ICNA in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The logo would capture “Advocacy, Education, Research and Training in Child Neurology wordwide”, crafting a powerful visual identity that will make the association stand.  The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. The winner will be awarded with a free registration to the next ICNC.

Deadline for submission is 31 December 2021, 23:59 GMT. All logos must be submitted via the online form available here.

So, if you think that you can craft a logo sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness and convey an effective message through meaningful visuals in this digital universe full of noise, then let your creativity flow and be our logo designer! More information about the terms and conditions of the contest can be found below.

Logo characteristics

The logo should reflect and highlight that ICNA:

  • is an International group of Child (Paediatric) Neurologists
  • endeavours to promote advocacy, education, research and training worldwide

The logo

  • may consist of any signs, in particular words or designs, letters, numerals, colours;
  • should be simple and clear;
  • should have, as a whole, a high distinctive character, i.e. be original, innovative and creative;
  • may contain one strong element which could acquire, on its own, a distinctive character;
  • will be used for several purposes such as letterheads, business cards, social media and website. It should thus be transferable in small size and easy to use for web purpose;
  • needs to be recognisable when printed as small as 1.5 cm. and as large as 150 cm

The logo colours must preferably be blues/Acquas/Greens and not more than 2 different fonts.

The logo shall not:

  • violate intellectual property rights of a right holder and, in particular copyright;
  • be similar to an existing logo or another earlier sign which was made already available on the public domain;
  • contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality and, in particular, it shall not be offensive;
  • be of such a nature as potentially misleading or confusing


  • The logo design concepts must be provided in PDF format with the logo design in EPS including colour spaces in Pantone, CMYK, RGB.
  • Each logo concept should be accompanied by a brief description of how the logo was developed and what characteristics and messages it imparts.
  • Logo proposal should be delivered in several versions both in landscape and portrait formats, not being too vertical or too horizontal though.
  • The proposal should include the following:
    • Coloured logo with the full name The International Child Neurology Association
    • Coloured logo with the acronym ICNA;
    • The grayscale version of each logo;
    • How the logo is used in dark backgrounds
    • The final logo package should be supplied with logo in 300dpi/jpeg


All submissions should be accompanied by the following duly signed Declaration of Authorship in their proposals:

“1 / We declare that

  • l am [we are] the author[sJ of the logo submitted in the present proposal;
  • the logo meets all the requirements of the design contest;
  • I / we hold all the intellectual property rights related to this logo, in particular copyright, and no other person has such rights;
  • the logo is not identical or similar to an existing logo or another earlier sign which is already available in the public domain."

Assessment & Outcome

The submissions will be evaluated by a jury in accordance with the following criteria (in decreasing order of importance). All the names of the members of the jury will be published after the adoption of the appointment decision by the ICNA.

  1. Clarity of the logo: The artwork expresses and is coherent with “ICNA” key features. The logo must be easy to understand and provide the viewer with a good impression, including a sense of timelessness.

  2. Originality, innovation and creativity: Originality in concept, innovative approach of the theme. Uniqueness, memorability and differentiation from other child neurology associations like the Child Neurology Society (USA), British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA), The European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) etc.

  3. Graphic presentation: Easy to be transformed into a logo with one strong distinctive sign. Ease of use in any size and on any support (e.g. letterheads and website). Sufficient strength and impact to be used as a stand-alone logo

Anonymity of the candidates during the assessment of the projects will be guaranteed. All technical documents and items submitted by the candidates tor the purpose of the competition, notably the proposals of logo and their description, must be submitted in an anonymous format. The jury will be not informed of the identity of the candidates.

The prize will be awarded to the best proposal selected by the Jury.


Intellectual rights pertaining to all submissions

By submitting a project, candidates represent and warrant that they are the sole authors and rightsholders of the submitted projects. Candidates retain their intellectual property rights of the submitted projects. They grant the ICNA the right to use, store, reproduce, display, print, publish, communicate to the public or distribute in hard copies, in electronic or digital format, or on the internet (including social networks as a downloadable or non downloadable file), the submitted project or copies of the submitted project for the purpose of communicating or informing about the competition. The names of the authors will be noted along with their projects.

The exercise of the above-mentioned rights by the ICNA is subject to the display of a proper notice in due acknowledgement of the author/s unless this is not feasible. For the avoidance of doubt, the ICNA holds the right of first publication and is entitled to document and exhibit the competition entries subsequent to the conclusion of the procedure or to have them published without being obliged to pay any further compensation. The ICNA may use for the intended purpose of the competition, minor partial solutions proposed by any of the candidates, provided they consent to such use.

Intellectual rights pertaining to the winning submission

After the award to a candidate following the evaluation of all submissions by the Jury , the ICNA will acquire, all the rights of use for the winning design project, subject to the conditions stipulated in this contract. The authors and their assignees will have to agree with the use of the logo by the ICNA and are obliged to allow deviations or modifications to the works. The ICNA may not be expected to consult the candidate prior to making any major modifications.

Data privacy

Any personal data that may be included in the projects received during the present procedure will be processed in accordance with the ICNA & ICNApedia privacy statement and terms & conditions. Please email office@icnapedia.org for any clarifications regarding this project.