Logo Competition

Logo design contest on creating visual identity of the COST Action The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery


On behalf of the Chair and Vice-Chair, the Leader of Horizontal Activities of the COST Action opened a call for graphic designers on prototyping an Action logo last December 2, 2019.

The contest was open to any student from universities and organisations included in the Action.

The selected group of winners of the contest will be awarded by fully covered three days meeting in Milan (Italy) where they will present the winning design of the logo to the Management Committee members of the Action. The second Management Committee members meeting will be held from 12 to 14 February 2020,

The winning logo design is posted on the Action website and will be posted on Facebook page, and the artists will be identified in both chanels.

Who We Are:

The Action is a research and mobility network run by 26 countries around Europe funded by COST – the European Cooperation in Science and Technology. It covers more than 70 professionals as well as experienced and young researches from universities and coworking centres.

Graphic Design Requirements:

The logo and brand shall express both positive and inspirational ideas for creative collaboration and production. Ideally, it should be in line with the COST logo (not necessarily in the same shape or shades of colours).

The logo shall follow and be based on graphically adaptation of the text ‘new working spaces’ applying state of the art graphic design approaches. In addition, it may incorporate an image or abstract ornament, happy colours with strong emphasis on spirit of growth and development opportunities.

The participant shall submit two versions of the logo, i.e. monochrome and coloured at least in two required formats, i.e. vector (.ai, .eps, .pdf) and raster (.jpeg, .gif, .png). The logo is supposed to be used on the Action website, Facebook, and printed materials.

COST logo in several versions is available at the link below. 

COST logo package  

By submitting a proposal, the student agrees to use the logo for the purposes of the competition. A license agreement for the use of the work will be signed with the selected winner.

 The winners were Alessandra Pellarano, Silvia Caldi and Alessia Petra Epifano, who are currently students at the Politecnico di Milano. 

Key Dates:

December 2, 2019 Opening Call for logo design contest

January 6, 2020 Deadline for logo design submissions

January 10, 2020 Notification of submissions acceptance

January 24, 2020 Notification of logo design results



Published 24. November 2019 - 10:50 - Updated 18. April 2020 - 16:30