Logo Design Contest for COP 14 of UNCCD

Last Date Apr 07,2019 18:00 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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India will host the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), during 7 to 18 October 2019, at the Vigyan ...

India will host the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), during 7 to 18 October 2019, at the Vigyan Bhavan, in New Delhi. In this 15 days-international event, representatives from 197 member countries are expected to participate. The Event will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, and will be graced by Hon’ble Ministers of the country along with Govt. officials of Centre and State Govt., representatives from pioneer science and technical organizations, NGOs and CGOs.

Established in 1994, UNCCD focuses on desertification, land degradation and drought, particularly in the drylands (arid, semi-arid and dry sub humid regions), where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found. The main objective of the Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, involving long-term integrated strategies that focus simultaneously, in affected areas, on improved productivity of land, and the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management of land and water resources. COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention comprising ratifying governments and regional economic integration organizations. COP sessions are held biennially since 2001.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, which is a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Among 17 SDGs, SDG Target 15 is about Life on Land and reads as “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss targets”. SDG target 15.3 reads as “By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”.

With about 30% land under degradation, India committed to achieve Land Degradation
Neutrality status, by 2030, for which the monitorable indicators are listed below:
(i) trends in land cover,
(ii) trends in productivity or functioning of land,
(iii) trends in carbon stocks above and below ground,
(iv) trends in population living below poverty level,
(v) trends in access to safe drinking water in affected areas, and
(vi) trends in abundance and distribution of selected species.

The contest is open to all Indians residing in India.

Participants are required to conceptualize and design a logo such that:
1. To convey land, life sustainability, progress and hope
2. To symbolize an inclusive convention with global outreach
3. To address halting land degradation to improve livelihood of vulnerable population
4. Drought resilient community.

The designer of the finally selected Logo will get a prize of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only) and a Certificate from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GOI.

All Indian citizens are invited to participate in the contest by registering on the MyGov platform and uploading designed Logo on the creative corner for UNCCD-COP-14 Logo.

The last date for accepting entries is 07-04-2019 at 6 PM

Click here for terms and conditions.

For any queries, contact to:
Arunima Dasgupta
Consultant, Desertification Cell
Phone: 011-24634647

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Damodar Ghosh 2 years 1 month ago

1. The sun in the logo it represents the life sustainability
2. Hope full characters In the front of the sun they represent Hop, Progress, United Nations, Unity & faith It gives good filling in the logo
3. The reflection in the water it represents the nature because water is the main thing in Our Nature
4. A small plant in the water it's represent Improving livelihood of vulnerable populations
5. Tricolor line in the bottom of sun it's represent the Indian flag (india). #MyGov

Sanika Bhutkar 2 years 1 month ago

The yellow-orange color of the sun is a symbol of hope and progress with the earth symbolizing an inclusive convention with global outreach. The cracked land symbolizes the drought areas whose condition is improving which is shown by the hand of water holding a new growing plant. Thus, the logo perfectly shows the progress towards improving the livelihood of the vulnerable population along with unity in a very simple manner. Thank you.

Akshat Agarwal 2 years 1 month ago

Logo design for cop-14 of unccd:
the green hand represents global outreach and cooperation
the plant represents hope,life sustainability and progress
the brown area represents desertification

Shivam Kumar Pandey 2 years 1 month ago

Brief description
The logo here is designed considering simplistic design view.
Left sphere: the earth with increase in deforestation, the tree without leaves represent that.
Right sphere: green earth with trees and a green tree represents this.
The concept of seeing from left to right is applied here in positioning spheres,which present the change from deforestation to forests.
The gradient color from white to blueish from left to right presents the water holding capacity.

Shiv Singh 2 years 1 month ago

1. The green colour Earth represents harmony and balance also Green Leaves are an indication that the plants is still growing.
2. The Rising Sun represent a sign of hope in achieving the Global goals.
3. The brown mountains shows spiritual or mental 'rising' or improvement.
4. The river is symbolising the power of nature.
5. The brown colour represent that violence and land degradation. 6. the clouds are going from forest to urban area which shows the shoes big improvement.

Manoj Kiran 2 years 1 month ago

The human figures holding hands in the circle represents the drought resilient community.The Orange colour shows the Hope and warmth.The circle symbolise our Earth.The hand in Green colour represents Land,which should be conserved and sustainably used.It also denotes the Halting Land degradation.The water droplet symbolise the conservation and sustainable use of water.The Germinating Seed represents the Improving Productivity of Land and life.The overall Logo looks like a Happy Smiley Face.

Meha Senthilkumar 2 years 1 month ago

Hi am Meha..I wish to submit my logo design for the contest. The logo briefs about the conservation of the elements land and water and good quality air for survival of a living thing.

Ayush Naresh Kumar 2 years 1 month ago

The plant sapling represents life and growing plant itself represent progress. Sunrays coming from an unnoticeable sun shows the presence of hope no matter how big or small it is. Both sun and plant emerging from land show the importance of the land as being the source of life. The hand represent the importance of human involvement for the betterment of life. The Circular design
symbolizes inclusiveness and global outreach.