endangered species logo by designboom image © TDW and designboom

tokyo designers week together with designboom promote an international graphic design competition, the title is:

endangered species

in the time is takes you to read this call for entries, one of our planet’s unique species will become extinct. by this time next year, over 50,000 will have disappeared forever. this graphic competition focuses on recovering and conserving our imperiled species.

WHAT CAN GRAPHIC DESIGN DO TO HELP? global biodiversity is being lost much faster than natural extinction due to changes in land use, unsustainable use of natural resources, invasive alien species, climate change and pollution among others. this is usually brought about through patterns of human activity. our goal is to raise awareness and stimulate action and funding for broader conservation efforts to reverse the alarming trend of human-caused extinctions that threaten the ecosystems we all share.

for the duration of 1 month only (start september 1st and deadline september 30th), participation is open to students from every country in the world, free registration required.

endangered species   tokyo designers week 2010 competition

design criteria / your designs should satisfy the following criteria:

1. original/innovative design avoid the obvious, fashionable fads and styles, illustrate what is most important to you.

2. attractive design good sense of color, typography, illustration, photography etc.

3. communication your design should be related to the theme ‘endangered species’. deliver an instant message with your image.

4. flexibility it should be easy to adapt your design for different types of mediums, flags, stamps, posters etc.

endangered species   tokyo designers week 2010 competition

the winning entries will receive a cash prize and together with other nominated works will be displayed at tokyo designers week 2010.