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Inviting participants for Logo Design Competition for Know India Program (Sept 1- Oct 15, 2019)

Posted on: August 29, 2019 | Back | Print


As you are aware, the Know India Programme (KIP) has become one of the important initiatives of the Government of India to promote India’s engagement with Indian Diaspora across the globe. Since 2004, the KIP has had 53 editions with almost 2000 participants.

To make it more dynamic and interactive, something that PIO youth would aspire for, the Government of India has decided to have a logo designed for the KIP. In this regard, it has been decided to hold a global contest for designing the KIP Logo with participation for the India diaspora. We look for a logo that is creative, innovative, professional and expresses sentiments behind the KIP initiative.

The contest will be open to all people of Indian Origin/OCIs, irrespective of their age, nationality, gender, generation, etc. The winner will be selected by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and will be awarded the grand prize of 25 days fully sponsored tour to India.

Guidelines for the Logo Design Contest:

Logo Requirement:

Professional : This logo will be featured on Ministry’s website, social media platforms and other mediums( stationary, pamphlets,t-shirts etc). As a result, the logo should be eye-catching and legible.

Theme: Logo must promote the Know India Programme scheme of the Government of India which aims- “ To connect the Indian diaspora youth of the age group 18 to 30 years with their Indian roots.”

Color: There are no limitations and any colors may be used. The logo may be created using pencils, crayons, markers and paint. Also, the logo may be created with a computer drawing program.

Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. There should be no watermarks on design entries. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). It may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published.

Contest Details: 

Contestants agree that the ministry may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights of the logo, to Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Additionally, the Ministry may alter, modify or revise the logo. The Ministry also reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

The contest begins on September 01, 2019. Submissions will be accepted through October 15, 2019. Winner will be announced via the website of the Ministry, social media websites and by email. All entries must be: