WESTERN BALKANS – Are you ready for a challenge? The 2023 Western Balkans Berlin Summit Logo Competition is now open, giving talented designers an opportunity to showcase their skills and creativity. Organized by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) and supported by the German and Albanian governments, this competition aims to find a captivating logo for the upcoming Western Balkans Berlin Summit organized in Tirana. The winning design will be used to represent the event, which will bring together leaders and stakeholders from the region to discuss important issues and foster regional cooperation.
The Berlin Process was initiated by Germany to promote regional cooperation in the Western Balkans and to support the EU’s enlargement policy. Its first summit was held on 28 August 2014 in Berlin. It was followed by summits in Vienna (2015), Paris (2016), Trieste (2017), London (2018), Poznan (2019), Sofia (2020), Berlin (2021) and this year in Tirana. One of the most tangible results of the Berlin Process is the establishment of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO). The Agreement on the Establishment of RYCO was signed by the six Western Balkan prime ministers during the Paris Summit on 4 July 2016. More information is available here.
The competition offers existing prizes for the best 3 entries:
- first prize – €1.500 gross
- second prize – €1.000 gross
- third prize – €500 gross
To be eligible to take part in the Competition, the competitor must:
- be between 18 and 30 years old;
- permanently reside in one of the Western Balkans 6 Contracting Parties (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia);
- respect the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation in the Western Balkans.
Participation in the Competition is voluntary and free of charge. Employees and representatives of the organizers or other entities directly involved in the preparation and conduct of the Competition and/or Berlin Process Summit, as well as their relatives, cannot participate in the Competition.
How to submit your entry:
Each participant may submit a maximum of one competition logo. The submission is only possible via email and should be directed to the following email address: [email protected]g with the following subject: “Berlin Process Tirana Summit 2023 Logo Competition_Name and Surname”.
The submitted works must be saved at a printing resolution of 300 DPI as vector graphics in PDF and/or EPS formats and at 72 DPI in JPG format.
Together with the submission of the Logo formats, the applicant should submit the signed and filled in scan of the Application Form, as well as a copy of his/her ID.
The competition is open from 2nd of June until 18th of June 2023, 23:59 CET.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.