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News release – 2011 Number 06

Take part in the World Standards Day 2011 poster competition!

International Standards – Creating confidence globally


Geneva, Switzerland, 2011-03-16 – A competition open to all has been launched to design a poster for World Standards Day, 14 October, on the theme, “International Standards – Creating confidence globally”.


Past WSD posters

The competition is being held by the WSC (World Standards Cooperation), which comprises the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), 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 the following e-mail address: Submissions will be accepted until 30 April.


IEC, ISO and ITU representatives will choose the finalists. The shortlisted entries will be published on the WSC Website. The general public will choose the winning designs. Each finalist entry will have a Facebook “Like" button. The entries to receive the largest amount of Facebook “likes” will win the competition. Voting will open on 5 April and close on 30 April. IEC, ISO and ITU will announce the winners shortly after. People can follow the World Standards Day poster competition on Twitter and Facebook.


The WSC partners comment, “We hope to see your inspiring creations that will no doubt establish fruitful conversations between individuals, businesses and organizations across the globe about the role of standards in increasing global confidence.”


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 World Standards Cooperation was set up in 2001 in order 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, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.