The annual World Standards Day Poster Competition is organized by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) to celebrate World Standards Day today. The competition is open everyone and was this year won by Damar Panji Wijaya from Indonesia.
20-year-old Damar who is studying Communications at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia explained the inspiration behind his design: “My idea for the design came from the insight that today more than ever both consumers and manufacturers demand equal advantages and opportunities when it comes to the products they buy and produce and international standards are significant instruments in making this possible.”
“I was looking for an image that would encompass both the ‘equal opportunities’ and ‘playing’ elements, and I came up with an equally-numbered dice. I also tried to maintain simplicity in my design, so it would be easier for people to focus on the message.”
Damar wins 1 500 Swiss Francs courtesy of IEC, ISO and ITU, the three international standards developing organizations comprising the WSC (World Standards Cooperation). His design will be used worldwide to celebrate World Standards Day on 14 October 2014.
The three runners up, who receive an award of 500 Swiss Francs each are: Khyati Trehan (India), Muaiad Fraha (UK) and Daira Hernandez & Diana Asprilla (Colombia).