Design contest for the UT cap badge, chest badge and ring
The university announces a design contest for the UT cap badge, chest badge and ring. All members and alumni of the UT are welcome to submit their design projects.
General principles of the design of the cap badge, chest badge and ring:
- the design stems from symbols expressing the university and the academic spirit;
- the cap badge, chest badge and ring correspond to the core values of the University of Tartu;
- the design withstands the test of time;
- the cap badge, chest badge and ring form a stylistically uniform set;
- the form of the student cap laid down in the statutes of the University of Tartu student cap is taken into account.
Basics of the design of the cap badge, chest badge and ring:
- the main material of the cap badge and chest badge is metal, which can be supplemented by other materials that withstand weather and use;
- the design project may include the method of attachment of the cap badge and chest badge, but its final solution will be decided by the producer in cooperation with the university;
- the cap badge and chest badge are 1,6–2 cm in length and 1,6–2 cm in width;
- the ring is made of 925 silver, which can be supplemented by other suitable durable materials.
When evaluating the designs, also the simplicity of production will be taken into account.
The design of the cap badge, chest badge and ring must be submitted as a set of three designs in a sealed envelope marked by “Kavandikonkurss”. The envelope must be taken to the Secretary of Viljandi Culture Academy Anu Ehala (Viljandi, Posti 1, room 229) or mailed to Anu Ehala, Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia, Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi. The author’s name and affiliation to the University of Tartu must be supplied in a separate sealed envelope.
Entries must be presented in two-dimensional design, scale 1:1, showing the heights and thicknesses, as well as the materials used. The author may choose to add digital images of the designs.
Submission deadline is 30 September.
The winning designs will be chosen by a committee comprising the Academic Secretary of the University of Tartu Tõnis Karki, Lecturer Eilve Manglus, Lecturer Janet Laidla, Lecturer Tõnis Tatar, Metalwork Master Indrek Ikkonen, Senior Specialist for International Cooperation Kadri Asmer, Senior Specialist for Protocol Kady Sõstar and representatives of students.
The prize fund for the design contest is 2,000 euros and the committee decides on the possible division of the amount between the winning entries. Applicable taxes are withheld from the prize payment.
The winning design will be chosen by 16 October.
Further information: Eilve Manglus, University of Tartu, Viljandi Culture Academy Lecturer in Estonian Native Metalwork, +372 508 0025, eilve.manglus [ät] ut.ee