World Standards Day poster competition: Winner announced

winningposter2014Damar Panji Wijaya (Indonesia) has claimed first prize in the 2014 World Standards Day poster competition, receiving the majority of votes in an online poll asking the public to determine which of five shortlisted posters best illustrated the theme, ‘Standards level the playing field’.

20-year-old Damar, who studies Communications at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, explains what inspired his design: “My idea for the design came from the insight that today more than ever both consumers and manufacturers demand equal advantages and opportunities when it comes to the products they buy and produce and international standards are significant instruments in making this possible. I was looking for an image that would encompass both the ‘equal opportunities’ and ‘playing’ elements, and I came up with an equally-numbered dice. I also tried to maintain simplicity in my design, so it would be easier for people to focus on the message.”

Damar wins CHF 1,500 courtesy of IEC, ISO and ITU, the three international standards bodies that work together under the banner of the WSC (World Standards Cooperation). His design will be used worldwide to celebrate World Standards Day on 4 October 2014.

Congratulations also go to the three runners-up, each receiving an award of CHF 500: Khyati Trehan (India), Muaiad Fraha (UK) and Daira Hernandez & Diana Asprilla (Colombia).

Read more about the competition on the WSC homepage.

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