“New logo wanted for CGIAR-CSI” – Contest launched through 99designs.com

Hi all,

It’s not a secret that we’ve been wanting to have a new/cool/21st-century-ish logo for CSI for a while. It’s not that the old one is wrong, we just felt that it’s time to update our look. Our desire has been especially more escalated recently while planning for upcoming events and e-Atlas and so on.

So, *surprise* – we just launched a 7-day logo designing contest through a crowdsourcing company called 99designs (http://99designs.com).

·         Contest: New logo wanted for CGIAR CSI

·         Link: http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/logo-wanted-cgiar-csi-69892/brief

·         Prize: $295 (minus some fee)

With the level of prize, we’re targeting young creative graphics designers out there. However, that doesn’t stop you or one of your colleagues to become a winner! In fact, given the complexity of design concept (I just hope someone can creatively/cleverly figure how to combine images of agriculture – crop, forest, livestock, fish – and spatial aspects), our colleagues may have comparative advantages. Who knows. Also, if you happened to know a talented logo designer in your ring, feel free to forward this message and encourage them.

After the 7-day period, we’ll ask each center’s representative to be a judge and vote for the best one. Sounds exciting? Wish us a good luck finding an exciting logo soon!



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