Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Call For New Graphic Design For #KMbChat Logo

graphic design

Calling all inspired community members!

KMbChat celebrates its first anniversary! Since February 2013, knowledge mobilizers (translation and exchange specialists) have gathered around the Twitter hashtag #KMbChat to discuss knowledge mobilization (KMb), the challenges we all face in the movement of knowledge and the co-creation of that knowledge. Most notably, we come together once a month to share our success stories and learn from one another.

A new look! We are seeking a new logo to help celebrate our second year. The logo design should be recognizable, creative, and innovative. It should represent the connectivity, learning, and sharing of knowledge that happens during KMbChat every fourth Thursday of the month at noon EST.

What is KMbChat?  KMbChat began around a willingness to connect knowledge mobilizers (KMbers) in the digital space. It has grown into a popular monthly gathering that encourages all KMbers to share their experiences and best practices of the trade with each and provides a forum to learn from one another. Learn more about KMbChat by following @KMbChat on Twitter, or check out the KMbChat complete archive at Topics vary.

The Contest:

This contest is open to all KMbers with a penchant for design and creativity, all graphic designers with an interest in helping knowledge move, and everyone with a keen interest in creatively portraying knowledge mobilization through producing a visually pleasing graphic.

Design Requirements:

  • Professional: This logo may be featured on websites, social media platforms, and other marketing materials (t-shirts, print publications). It must present well in both digital and print as well as be legible and recognizable in a variety of formats and sizes.

  • Theme: The logo must represent the goals and intent of KMbChat: to connect KMbers from around the world with knowledge and each other, to encourage KMbers to share the challenges faced in their daily practice, and to allow for KMbers to share their success stories. The design must be universal in theme and not nation-specific.

  • Colour: There are no limitations and any colours may be used. The logo must represent well in full colour, greyscale, and black and white as may be appropriate.

  • Integrity: The logo must not contain copyrighted material. It must be created and edited by the contestant(s). It may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published and be easily reproducible and scalable for large and small formatting.

Entering the Contest:

The contest begins on Monday February 10, 2014. Submissions will be accepted until Friday May 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The winning entry will be selected and the winner notified no later than Monday June 2, 2014 by the contestants preferred contact method. The winning entry will be unveiled at the 2014 Knowledge Mobilization Forum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (June 9-10, 2014). All entries must:

  • be submitted electronically to Bonnie Zink at no later than 5:00 pm on Friday May 16, 2014

  • be submitted in their orginal source file

  • include a high resolution .pdf, .jpg, or .png with a 300 dpi or higher

  • include the contestant’s full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and website address

Contest Details:

Winners will be selected by the KMbChat selection committee. Contestants agree that KMbChat may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for promotional campaigns (both traditional and digital), as a profile on Twitter and other social channels, and on other marketing materials now and in the future as may become appropriate. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to KMbChat. Additionally, KMbChat reserves the right to alter, modify, or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of KMbChat. KMbChat reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

The Prize!

The creator of the winning graphic will receive:

  • a one-hour consultation with Bonnie Zink, Corporate Writer, Editor and Researcher, social media strategist, knowledge mobilizer, and communications professional

  • international bragging rights

Selection Committee:

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