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Design Competition for Logo (with motto) National Culture Fund 2015

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open10-Aug-2015
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EligibilityClass 9 onwards
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Mr. K.L. Dhingra
 Chief Executive Officer


phn-011 24656249


Ms. Rashmi Ghosh
Senior Manager  

011 24656248/51

Ms. Monali Wankar ChakrabortySenior Manager

Mr. S.C. Sharma
Manager (F&A)

What is Design Competition for Logo (with motto) National Culture Fund 2015?

The National Culture Fund (NCF), Ministry of Culture is an organization that assists in preserving and promoting India's Culture and Heritage. NCF was established as a funding mechanism distinct from the existing sources and patterns of funding for the arts and culture of India.

The NCF was established by the Government of India (Ministry Of Culture) in 1996 as a trust under the Charitable Endowments Act 1890 managed by a Council chaired by the Minister of Culture. The day to day affairs of the Fund are run by an Executive Committee headed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture.

NCF's primary mandate is to establish and nurture Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the field of heritage. NCF's role is to catalyze relationships between private, public, government, non-government agencies, private institutions and foundations and mobilize resources for the restoration, conservation, protection and development of India's rich, natural, tangible and intangible heritage.

The NCF calls for a design competition for Logo (with motto) through public competition for the development of identity and branding of the organization capturing and promoting the main value/s of the organization. Accordingly all Resident Indians (Professional artists/ agencies and Non-professionals) are hereby invited to participate in a competition for design of the logo (with motto).

The last date of submission is 10th August, 2015

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Citizens of India

How can you apply ?

All entries must be submitted through creative corner section of Entries submitted through any other medium/ mode would not be considered for evaluation. website is:-

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions • All entries must be submitted through creative corner section of Entries submitted through any other medium/ mode would not be considered for evaluation. • The entry should be accompanied by a brief explanation of the design and how it best symbolizes the ethos of the National Culture Fund. Make sure your MyGov profile is accurate and updated as we will use the information on the profile for further communication. This includes your name, photo and phone number. Entries by those with incomplete profiles will be rejected. • The Competition is open to all citizens/artists. The entry could be an individual project or a team project. • The winning design of the logo and the motto would be the intellectual property of the Government of India and the winner cannot exercise any right over it, after acceptance of the prize. The prize winning logo and the motto is meant to be used by Government of India for promotional and display purposes, IEC materials and also for any other use as may be deemed appropriate for the initiative. • The logo and the motto must not contain any provocative, objectionable or inappropriate content. • Only one entry per participant would be considered. • Please note that the logo and the motto must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957. Government of India does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the participants. The design of the logo/motto must not infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. • All entries are governed by the provisions of Logos and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and any violation of the said Act will result in disqualification. Please visit the relevant website for details: • The participant must be the same person who has designed the logo and the motto. Government of India follows a zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism. • National Culture Fund and Ministry of Culture reserve the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the Contest and/ or the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria. However, any changes to the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria, or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated/ posted on It would be the responsibility of the participants to keep them informed about any changes in the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria stated for this Contest. • The responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participant and the Government of India shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party. Technical Parameters • Participants should upload the logo and the motto in JPEG or PNG or PDF format only. • A specification sheet containing graphical construction of the design in exact proportions in a bigger size, along with final design, theme synopsis and concept is required to be submitted. All technical details, including file formats, can be structured in the sheet itself. A sample can be viewed at: • The size of the final design may vary from 4 cms X 4 cms to 60 X 60 cms. It is to be submitted along with minimum TEN different proportionally smaller sizes up to 4 points font size of the text matter. • The logo and the motto should be in high resolution with minimum 300 DPI. • The logo should be designed on a digital platform. The winner of the competition shall be required to submit the design in an editable and open file format. • The logo should be usable on the website/social media such as Twitter/Facebook and on printed material such as black and white press releases, stationery and signage. • Participants should not imprint or watermark logo design. • The motto should be catchy and should not be more than 6-8 words. • Logo and the motto should be designed in colour. Evaluation Criteria • All the entries received by the National Culture Fund would be assessed by a Selection Committee for final evaluation. • Entries would be judged on the basis of elements of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, simplicity, artistic merit, visual impact and its relevance to the core functions of National Culture Fund. • The decision of the Selection Committee would be final and binding on all the contestants and no clarifications would be issued to any participants for any of their decisions. • The disqualified entries shall not be used by the National Culture Fund for any purpose and the National Culture Fund shall have no intellectual rights over the same. Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/ its entries/ winners shall be subject to local jurisdiction of Delhi State.

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