International Design Competition
to design a new Logo for the
Society of African Missions (SMA) – Worldwide
(Celebrating 150 Years of Service in Africa 1856 – 2006)



  1. Open Competition:
    The SMA International Logo Competition is open to individual artists of all ages whether professional or amateur and to interested persons, of any age. (Entrants under 18 years of age must have the authorisation and agreement of parent/guardian).
  2. The winning design shall reflect the internationality, image and Christian mission of SMA.
  3. Irish Entries:
    The Competition is being conducted simultaneously in the various units of the Society of African Missions. The following rules are for applicants from Ireland (including Northern Ireland), the Irish Province Unit of SMA.
  4. Web-site:
    Preliminary information about SMA can be found on our website: www.sma.ie.
  5. One-design per person:
    The first design submitted by each individual shall be the only design considered by the SMA in respect of that individual.
  6. Your submission must be accompanied with your full name and contact details (mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and, in the event that you are a minor, the written consent of your parent/guardian).
  7. Closing Date:
    Closing date for entries is 31 January, 2005 and only designs which are received on or prior to 31 January, 2005, will be considered by the SMA.
  8. Where to send entries:
    In order to enter in the competition all designs must be submitted either by post to:
    SMA Logo Competition
    African Missions
    Blackrock Road
    OR by email to [email protected] [preferred format for e-mail entry: jpeg].
  9. The SMA is not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or undelivered mail for whatever reason or for any delayed, illegible, incomplete or garbled email transmissions. The SMA will not return any submissions made to it in connection with this competition.
  10. By entering this competition, you acknowledge and agree that the SMA may use the submission made by you for whatever purpose it deems necessary or desirable. Accordingly, you irrevocably and unconditionally grant to the SMA and to its successors, assignees and licensees a license to use in whatever manner the SMA considers appropriate (which shall include, without limitation, publishing, broadcasting, performance, display, exhibition, making available to the public) your submission in any and all media, by any manner or means the SMA deem necessary or desirable. Further, you irrevocably and unconditionally waive any and all moral rights in respect of the use of your submission in the foregoing manner.
    You represent, warrant and undertake to the SMA that you own the necessary rights to all copyright in relation to the submissions made in order to give effect to the foregoing.
  11. Judging the Irish winners:
    On or about 28 February, 2005 three semi-finalists will be selected by each SMA unit throughout the world. Each of the semi-finalists shall be entered into the international competition representing their unit.

    Judging the finalists:
    On or about 31 March, 2005 the SMA jury shall select their top ten (10) finalists. Each of the finalist’s and semi-finalist’s submissions may be published on the SMA website, in the SMA publications or by any other means available to the SMA.

    Judging the overall winner:
    The winning design shall be chosen by the jury on or about 1 May, 2005 and shall reflect the internationality, image and Christian mission of the SMA taking into account the originality, creativity and ability of the design to reflect of the image of the SMA.

  12. The jury’s decision is final and the SMA shall not entertain any representations made on behalf of any participating individual.
  13. The winner will be notified by the SMA by means of mail or email and shall, if required (for no additional consideration) execute such documentation as is required by the SMA to transfer all the rights in the design to the SMA. In the event that the additional documentation is not returned within the timeframe stipulated by the notification, the SMA shall be entitled, without giving notice, to award one of the other finalist’s designs the prize. In the event that an alternate winner is chosen, the requirements placed on the initial winner shall also apply to the alternate winner.
  14. In the event that the winner is a minor, (s)he must provide such written consent/agreement of his/her parent/guardian as may be required by the SMA. Notwithstanding this, the winner, and his/her parent/guardian as the case may be, agrees that by entering this competition the SMA and any authorised third parties may use the winner’s name, photograph or any other likeness, biographical information and statements concerning the competition for the purpose of advertising or promotion.
  15. SMA shall record, process and hold personal information submitted to us in accordance with applicable privacy laws. By making a submission you hereby consent to our recording, processing and holding of your personal data for the purpose of this competition.
  16. Prize:
    The winning designer will receive a return trip to Lyon (France), birthplace of the SMA in 1856, during the SMA 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2006. The prize will include return transport (economy class) to Lyon and accommodation and meals at an SMA location for one week for the winner (and his/her parent/guardian where relevant). All taxes and other expenses are solely the responsibility of the prize-winner.
    The Irish Province Unit will present a prize to each of the three semi-finalists from Ireland.
  17. The prizes are not cash redeemable and have a value of €0.01.

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