Win £500 in SECED’s logo competition

SECED, an Associated Society of the ICE, has launched a competition to find a new logo, and the first prize is a £500 cash award.

Win £500 in the SECED logo competition
Win £500 in the SECED logo competition

The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)has launched a competition to find a new logo, and the prize for the best design is a £500 cash award!

The competition is open to all, regardless of background or affiliation. SECED hopes that the competition will appeal to many students across the country, who find themselves with plenty of spare time over the summer holiday, but people from all walks of life are welcome to submit an entry. The competition closes on 31 October 2020, and the winner will be announced on 1 December.

The societywas founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including blast, impact, and other vibration problems. SECED is the main forum in the UK for students, academics and practitioners with an interest in earthquakes, blast and other types of dynamic effects. Since 1969 the Society have used the same venerable logo – a circle with the letters “SECED” inscribed horizontally and vertically. However, after half a century, SECED has now launched a competition to find a new logo.

SECED has outlined the following guidelines for the new logo:

  • The new logo should encapsulate SECED’s objectives and field of interest in a vibrant, stylish and dynamic image.
  • The logo should be submitted in a range of formats including an editable vector-based format and a fixed raster-graphics format.
  • The logo should be scalable such that it can be used in different sizes ranging from small website icons to large posters.
  • Two versions of the logo should be submitted. The first version should incorporate the letters "SECED". The second version should be similar to the first, but also incorporate the words "Young Members" or just "YM".

On SECED’s webpage, you can find a large repository of Newsletters, conference papers, weblinks and presentations which may provide some design ideas.

All entries should be emailed to [email protected]. Please include your name and a contact number with your submission. If you are under the age of 18, please also include the name of your parent or guardian and their contact details (preferably email address and telephone number).

For more details of the competition and for terms and conditions, go to the competition’s homepage.