International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

April 2012


Call for inspiration and creativity

Take part in the World Standards Day 2012 poster competition!

A competition open to all has been launched to design a poster for World Standards Day (14 October) on the theme, “Less waste, better results – Standards increase efficiency”.


The competition is organized by the WSC (World Standards Cooperation), which comprises the IEC, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union).


The designer(s) of the best poster will win CHF 1 500, with the three runners-up receiving CHF 500 each.


To compete, designers should send their entries in .jpg or .png format to:


Submissions will be accepted until 10 May 2012.


IEC, ISO and ITU representatives will choose the finalists. The shortlisted entries will be published on the WSC Website, and the general public invited to choose the winning designs. Voting will open on 14 May and close on 18 May, and the winners will be announced shortly after. People can follow the World Standards Day poster competition on Twitter and Facebook.


The WSC partners comment, “We hope this competition will fuel fruitful conversations about the value of standards for increasing efficiency, while promoting a spirit of openness and engagement with the public. We are very excited to see your inspiring creations!”


To help prospective World Standards Day poster artists, the WSC Website includes a number of resources:


Any questions about the competition should be sent to:, Twitter or Facebook



  • The competition is jointly organized by IEC, ISO and ITU under the auspices of the WSC
  • From the WSD 2012 Poster Competition Facebook page
  • The 2011 winning poster was designed by Caterina Fiorani of Italy


About WSC

The World Standards Cooperation was set up in 2001 to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards systems of IEC, ISO and ITU.

Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, to recognize the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.


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