UN Open GIS logo contest

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The UN open GIS Initiative is to identify and develop an Open Source GIS bundle that meets the requirements of UN operations, taking full advantage of the expertise of mission partners (partner nations, technology contributing countries, international organizations, academia, NGO’s, private sector).

The strategic approach shall be developed with best and shared principles, standards and ownership, in a prioritized manner that addresses capability gaps and needs without duplicating efforts of other Member States or entities. The UN open GIS Initiative strategy shall collaboratively and cooperatively develop, validate, assess, migrate, and implement sound technical capabilities with all the appropriate documentation and training that in the end provides a united effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of utilizing Open Source GIS around the world.

Logo Contest

OSGeo has been involved in the initiative trough the OSGeo UnitedNations Committee and is currently actively contributing to the UN open GIS initiative.

With this contest, the UnitedNations Committee would like to invite the artistic minds in our community to develop the official logo of the UN open GIS initiative.

This UN open GIS logo will be used on official documents of the UN open GIS initiative.

Anyone may submit artwork. We are looking for the best, so spread the word to your colleagues, family and friends.

The winning designer will receive a UN, OSGeo and G4A awarding certificate and her/his name will be awarded on the webpage of UN OpenGIS initiative.

Contest Parameters

All artwork must be uploaded to the OSGeo wiki and listed on this site by 11:59pm GMT, August 31st, 2016.

While designing, please keep in mind the strategy manifesto and that your design has to work as a United Nations OpenGIS initiative.

Submission Format

Upload a high resolution (at least 1200x1200 px) version of your design to the OSGeo wiki upload naming it UN_contest_XXXXX and list it on this site. Additional SVG versions will be appreciated.

Alternatively you can send the image or a link to the downloadable image directly to massimiliano[dot]cannata[at]gmail[dot]com


The United Nation will acquire ownership of the winning design by assignment of copyright, and the winning designer will disclaim any trademarks and without limitation all other rights related to the design (paperwork will be required).

By submitting a design for entry in the competition, the designer acknowledges that he/she is the person that made the design and is its rightful owner.

The designer also certifies that the design is completely original and does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and that it does not violate any copyright.


All members of UN OpenGIS initiative will be allowed to place a single vote. In the case of a tie, the UN OpenGIS's Co-Chairs will have the final say.

Details will be announced once the design has been accepted and placed online for review.


Submitted images will be listed here