Early Career Researcher Pharmacology Logo Design Competition

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** Competition Deadline Extended: 5pm (BST) Friday 27 May 2022 **

Upload your design for the chance to have it featured on promotional items for WCP2023 and for the chance to win an Amazon Gift Card worth £100 (also, one runner up will receive an Amazon Gift Card worth £25).

The winning design will be featured on promotional items for WCP2023. Funds raised from the sale of these items will support the participation of early career researchers at the Congress. Please read the full terms and rules below before submitting your entry.

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Terms and rules

This competition is being hosted by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), in support of the 19th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2023).

Competition period:  The submission period has been extended and will now close at 5pm (BST) Friday 27 May 2022. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

What we looking for: Designs must meet the following criteria:

  • Logo must include a reference to Pharmacology, capturing the viewer’s attention and leaving a positive impression.
  • Scalability – The logo should be simple enough to be able to be scaled down or up, maintaining all details.
  • Versability – The logo should be well-presented on both the web and print material.
  • Logo design is restricted to two colours of your choice and black (three colours total).

Submitting your entry: To enter, upload the following to our submission site

  • Logo design as an image file (jpg, png, etc) under 5MB, minimum 300 dpi)
  • A title for your design (of no more than 10 words)
  • A lay description (in no more than 100 words) of your design and why it is important to pharmacology

The submission period closes at 5pm (BST) on Friday 27 May 2022. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

Judging: All designs will be judged by the the IUPHAR Early Career Researcher Committee & the WCP2023 Organising Committee. Shortlisted designs will be showcased at WCP2023. Winners will be announced in May 2022 and featured in the WCP2023 communications outlets and will be featured on promotional items.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all Early Careers Researchers studying or working in Pharmacology and related fields. We define ECRs as Postdoctoral scientists within five years of the award of their PhD or within eight years of their primary medical degree (exclusive of significant career breaks). We also invite entries from PhD students. Entrants must be a member of one of the IUPHAR’s member societies. No previous design experience is necessary. No more than three entries per person are permitted and entries must not have been selected as a winner in any other competition.

Terms: By entering this competition, you are confirming that: (a) the IUPHAR & British Pharmacological Society are authorised to use the image submitted by you for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, our website, newsletters, social media and promotional items, without limitation of time and not restricted to the competition; (b) that you are fully entitled to give this authorisation and (c) your entry is your own work and has not been published elsewhere and does not contain any copyrighted material or infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

By submitting your entry, you, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the terms and rules.

If you have any questions, please contact wcp2023@bps.ac.uk