Logo Design & Tagline For Brand Mysuru


1.1 Background

  • Urban development is a constantly evolving concept. Tourism being largest job creating Sector in the world. Originally focused on spatial, security, and sanitation issues, urban development has come to include an economic dimension, aimed at increasing a city’s attractiveness and international visibility. In a global economy, cities compete to attract talent, investors, events and tourists. Cities are facing competition on an international scale. It is felt that a successful city brand for Mysuru can stimulate:
    increased competitiveness, resulting in a positive impact on investment, jobs, inhabitants, visitors and events;
    higher returns on investment in real estate, infrastructure and events;
    coherent city development, as the physical, social, economic and cultural aspects combine to deliver the brand promise;
  • Pride in the city as the inhabitants, businesses and institutions experience a new sense of purpose and direction.
  • With this background ,District Administration, Mysuru Dist ,Government of Karnataka (GoK) intends to build a brand for Mysuru through an Open Competition.
  • The proposed Brand for Mysuru:
  • Should encompass Mysuru’s core values, characteristics, aspirations and truest distinctions.
  • Establish the insights into the needs of global audiences.
  • Be a big idea that can surprise, inspire, and distinguish it for years to come.

1.2 Submission Details

  • The terms and conditions for competition can be downloaded from mysore.nic.in
  • Entries can be submitted only through Email to the Email ID logoformysuru@gmail.com The last date for submission  of entries 09.02.2018, the submission must contain JPEG/PNG file of the logo ONLY (with clear/transparent background) and PDF file containing: Page-1 – Personal Details (Along with Photograph & copy of Residential Proof): Full Name Firm/Company (if applicable) Full Address City State Date of Birth Mobile No. email and Page-2 — Logo & Rationale: Logo<> Rationale in both Kannada and English  (in not more than 50 words)
  • Any further clarification required can be obtained from :
    Government of Karnataka
    #2, JLB Road, MYSURU –
    Telephone: 0821-24422096
    Email: ddtourismmysore@gmail.com

1.3 Terms and Conditions

  • Last date for submission of entries is 09-02-2018 at 05:00 PM (IST). The Emails received beyond 05.00 pm of 09-02-2018  shall not be considered for the competition.
  • Each participant can submit single entry only. If any participant/s will submit multiple entries, all entries submitted by that participant/s will be rejected.
  • Only Indian Nationals are eligible for this Competition.
  • Age Limit: NA
  • Individual, Group of Individuals, Organization/Agency etc are eligible.
  • Any competitor can submit maximum one entry. The prize will be given to the author of the competition entry as represented by the Individual /group/ organization/ agency in case of group.

1.4 Design Consideration

  • The logo should be reflective of promoting Mysuru as a brand and as a tourist destination.
  • File should be of high resolution — at least 300  pixels per inch at 100% size.
  • The file should be on .JPEG/PNG format. File should look clean (not pixilated or bit-mapped) when viewed on screen at 100%.

1.5 Logo & Rationale

  • Logo must be submitted with the rationale of the design in both kannada and English.
  • Artwork: Entries must be submitted in PNG/JPEG format with transparent background. In case of hand written sketch, scanned image in PNG format has to be submitted by participant/s.
  • Rationale: Maximum of 50 words in Kannada and English to describe the concept, theme and symbolic elements and should also give Tagline.
  • Logo design should be compatible so that it is usable on the website/ social media such as Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram  and on printed materials such as b/w press releases, stationery and signage, labels etc.)


2.1 Other Conditions

  • The entries received once shall not be returned.
  • The final selected Logo and Tagline shall become the intellectual property of the District Administration, Mysuru Dist and the Participant shall not have any right over the same.
  • The responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participant and the  District Administration, Mysuru Dist shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party.
  • The design must be original and should not violate any provision of the India copy right Act, 1957. By entering the competition, the Participants declare that the logo submitted is their original work, have not been submitted to any other competition, and does not infringe on any third party’s existing copyrights. Any complaints that may arise due to similarities, likeness or comparison of the design would be the accountability of the participant as he/she would be responsible to prove its authenticity. Winning logo along with tag line will be registered in the name of District Administration, Mysuru Dist in the O/O Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademark ,Mumbai.
  • The District Administration, Mysuru Dist shall also have exclusive rights to the winning logo design; the logo shall be used for promotional and display purposes,   publish it on its websites, and in other media and corporate materials.
  • District Administration,Mysuru Dist reserves the right to further refine or make improvements and alterations on the final artwork of the winning entry.
  • District Administration,Mysuru Dist reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
  • District Administration, Mysuru Dist reserves the right to disqualify any Entry at its sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.
  • The decision of committee headed by honble Mysuru Dist in charge Minister regarding final selection of logo shall be a binding on the participants.
  • In case if two separate entries are finalized one for the logo and one for the tagline, then the prize amount shall be divided equally among the two.

2.2 Selection Process

  • The best winner shall be chosen on the basis of design consideration mentioned in the point no. 1.3 and point no. 1.4 of Terms & Conditions for this logo competition.
  • The decision of selection committee constituted by District Administration ,Mysuru Dist for the purpose of selecting the winner shall be treated as final & binding to all the participants. The prize for winner is INR 50000/-The winner will be announced on www.mysore.nic.in
  • The winning entry (including participant’s details, photograph) will be showcased on www.mysore.nic.in
  • No plagiarism shall be allowed and logo shall not use any material (Photograph, icon, symbol, image etc.) that is copyright protected.
  • The responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participant/participants and District Administration, Mysuru Dist shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party.
  • In complete  Entry in any respect or not meeting the terms and condition of the competition will be rejected without assigning any reason thereof.
  • Participant’s should not imprint or watermark logo design.
  • District Administration, Mysuru Dist shall have the right to use, print or reproduce the prize winning logo or any from if it deems fit.
  • The winner has to submit the required proofs prior to claim the prize money to District Administration, Mysuru Dist.
  • Employees at District Administration, Mysuru Dist and their immediate family members will not be eligible to participate in this competition.
  • Multiple submissions of logo by the same participant would not be accepted
  • Participant is required to ensure that his/her details furnished  is accurate since District Administration, Mysuru Dist would be using this for further communication. This includes details such as name, photo and phone number. Entries with incomplete profiles will not be considered. District Administration, Mysuru Dist reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of this Contest and/ or Terms and Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria. However, any changes to the Terms and Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria, or the cancellation of the Contest, will be updated/ posted on the website www.mysore.nic.in It would be the responsibility of the participants to keep them informed to any changes in the Terms and Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria stated for this Contest.

2.3 Intellectual Property Rights

  • All entries will remain the property of District Administration, Mysuru Dist and are not returnable.
  • The winner/participant will be required to submit the EPS/CDR/SVG/PSD/original drawing or digital file of the logo on request by District Administration, Mysuru Dist .In case of hand written sketch, original sketch has to be submitted to District Administration, Mysuru Dist by participant/s.
  • Participants need to acknowledge and agree that all copyright and other rights in the logo including rights in the drawings, text or any other content submitted to District Administration, Mysuru Dist in respect of this competition shall be solely and exclusively owned by the District Administration, Mysuru Dist in case the logo is selected. All participants agree to assign absolutely to District Administration, Mysuru Dist without charge all intellectual property rights, including the right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, license and/or otherwise deal with (whether for commercial and non-commercial purpose) the submitted logo design(s).
  • Participant/s represent and warrant that his/their entry is his/their own original work/creation and do not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.  Anyone found infringing on others copyright would be disqualified from the competition. District Administration, Mysuru Dist does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the participants.

2.4 Evaluation Criteria

  • All the entries received by District Administration, Mysuru Dist would be assessed for awards by selection Committee constituted by District Administration, Mysuru Dist.
  • Entries would be judged on the basis of elements of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, simplicity, artistic merit and visual impact and how well they communicate Mysuru as a Brand.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee would be final and binding on all the contestants and no clarifications would be issued to any participants or any decision of Selection Committee.
  • Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/ its entries/ winners shall be subject to local jurisdiction of Mysuru city.

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