Announcement of winners: Wolda '09

10 June 2010
Milan, Italy
Wolda is the high-profile graphic design award scheme that rewards the best logos and trademarks designed throughout the world, creating an archive that tracks the evolution of tastes, styles and trends in global design, year after year.

The 2009 edition of Wolda, the Worldwide Logo Design Annual, is now open for entries.

Wolda '09 is built on the same unique formula that guaranteed the success of last year's inaugural edition, with some new features:
  • it collects logos designed in both 2008 and 2009
  • the entry fee includes a copy of the Wolda '09 printed annual free of charge (delivery costs inclusive) for each participant.
  • logo submissions will be held in two separate deadlines: 30 June 2009 for logos designed in 2008 and 31 January 2010 for logos designed in 2009

Eligibility

Graphic designers, studios, agencies and students worldwide are invited to participate.

Wolda is also open to students, who participate in a dedicated area called Wolda Talent.

Any logo designed, printed, published or visible online between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009 is eligible for Wolda '09.

Jury

The winning entries will be selected by an innovative three-tier jury comprising 10 top designers, 10 marketing managers from major international clients and finally 10 members of the public, representing the ultimate target market of consumers, selected by ICOGRADA, AQUENT and CONSUMERS INTERNATIONAL respectively.

Prizes

Each year winning entries are rewarded with prestigious design objects created specially for Wolda: one "Best of the World" trophy for the overall winner, five "Best of Continent" trophies, individual "Best of Nation" certificates for the best entry from each country and "Award winner" certificates for all the other logos selected for publication.

The results will be published in the Wolda '09 annual, a hard-bound volume of exceptional quality printed by FONTEGRAFICA on SAPPI acclaimed papers.

Winners will be notified in June, 2010.

Registration

Online registration available at www.wolda.org. Participants will be able to log in and out whenever necessary to see the status of their submission(s).

Deadlines

No entries sent after 15 July 2009 (for logos designed in 2008) or 31 January 2010 (for logos designed in 2009) will be accepted.

Partners

Wolda '09 has been made possible also thanks to its prestigious media partners: 2+3D, ABCDESIGN, ARABAD, DESIGN 360°, DESIGN DUMP, DEXIGNER, DIGITAL THREAD, ÉTAPES: INTERNATIONAL, FWA, GRAFIK TASARIM, IDENTITY, IDN, KAK, NETDIVER, NOVUM, PACKAGE AND DESIGN, TAXI, TYPO AND ZUPI, greatly supporting and publicising Wolda around the world.

See www.wolda.org for the full list of endorsers, entry fees, rules and prizes



For more information, please contact:

Areti Maniati
Project Director, Communications
t: +39 2 58118572
f: +39 2 58106789
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W: www.wolda.org
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