Call for submission: Solidarity Stroke Awareness Symbol
A universal solidarity awareness symbol or image representing the fight against stroke.
For many people, a pink ribbon on a lapel has come to symbolize solidarity against breast cancer. For others, wearing a red ribbon means empowerment and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. And, yellow wristbands have come to signify solidarity with or being a cancer survivor. There are many other awareness symbols that have become associated with other diseases or illnesses. To date, stroke, a non-communicable disease that kills nearly six million people every year still does not have a universal solidarity symbol or image that can unite and advance its call to action. The World Stroke Organization (WSO) has taken note of this fact and is asking people share their ideas about a universal stroke awareness symbol.
The contest was officially launched in Seoul (South Korea) during the World Stroke Congress (13-16 October 2010).
Winners will be announced in an official WSO press release and the winning symbol or design will actively be promoted by the WSO to its members, partners and to the wider global public health community.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
March 2011 – date to be finalized
An award certificate from the World Stroke Organization (WSO) will be given to the prize winner along with a companion cash award of (Euros) €2,000.
WHO MAY ENTER
Any person or group who have an affiliation or identifies with the stroke community such as stroke patients, stroke survivors, stroke educators, creative artists, researchers, care-givers, scientific communities, professional designers. All persons aged 18 and over – except for individuals who may have a potential conflict of interest - may submit entries.
WHAT TO ENTER
Please download application form from the campaign website. Try to be as precise as possible with the description including the rationale as to why you believe that the symbol or design that you are promoting can represent the needs of the global stroke community and why you believe that they would be inclined to promote it. Please feel free to include companion diagrams (drawings, sketches, etc.) or other images to better describe your concept.
The competition will be judged by a panel of eminent individuals representing the global stroke community. The winner will be announced in 2011.
LEGAL AND COPYRIGHT ISSUES
The Prize winner agrees to grant the copyright of the symbol or image selected by the jury to the World Stroke Organization (WSO). By entering, participants warrant that their entry materials are original and do not infringe on any third party’s rights.
For more information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org