Global design contest for World Press Freedom Day 2016: Extension of deadline to 7 December 2015

The deadline for the global design contest for World Press Freedom Day 2016 has been extended to Monday 7 December 2015.

The competition remains open for entries under WPFD 2016’s theme “This Is Your Right! Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms”. The winning entry will receive a USD 1000 lump sum and the opportunity to continue working with UNESCO on WPFD 2016’s visual identity.

We are looking for designs that encapsulate the idea of culture of openness and transparency. It should consider that everyone have the right to access publicly held information (except in very specific cases) and that access to quality information has the potential to improve quality of life. For more information, please visit WPFD 2016’s website or consult the event’s concept note here.

The winning design will be used in all WPFD 2016’s communication and promotional materials. This ranges from the web-banners on the official website and social media to all printed material, including posters and name badges. It will serve as its visual identity. Please keep in mind that the final design will be made in the six official languages of UNESCO (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian) and will be used in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America. It should include the title “This Is Your Right! Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms” and UNESCO’s logo.

All entries should be sent to wpfd2016(at) and must be in PDF format. You may submit the entries as web-banner, A3-poster, cover of booklet or any product that can conveys the main idea in a clear). Graphic elements such as photos or drawings are welcome under the condition of ownership by the designer(s) of the entry. We are not looking for a new logo as WPFD already has a standard logo, the “dove for press freedom” (which you can see here on the top of the text).