KAUST wants to connect with creative people from in-Kingdom universities and the KAUST community to design the poster of one of its hallmark events, the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP).
The two-week program, whose primary purpose is to enrich and inspire students and guests, will run from January 9 to 20, 2022 under the theme Resilience. The program's event poster and its branding are based on its theme and are used by KAUST and the Enrichment Office in all printed and digital communications and marketing collaterals. The winning design will connect with the WEP world and will be seen by more than one million viewers!
The winner will receive a 27‑inch Apple iMac and will be awarded a winning certificate, to be handed during WEP. Winning and pre-selected designs – which will be chosen by a judging panel - will be exhibited at KAUST.
How to Participate?
To take part in this contest, participants must REGISTER AND SUBMIT HERE an A1 poster (vertical format) with an original design for WEP 2022 inspired by this year's theme 'Resilience'
Submissions will be open until Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 11:00 PM (KSA time).
Participants cannot submit on behalf of someone else. By entering this competition, each participant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation. To the extent that such entry makes use of any third-party materials, that permission to use such materials must be obtained from the rightful owner before submitting their design when applicable. Participants must ensure that their entry makes explicit reference to any third-party materials used. By submitting their work for consideration, Participants accept to indemnify KAUST from any third-party claims in relation to their entry alleging that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary rights of any other person.
This contest is organized by KAUST's Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with KAUST's Strategic National Advancement.
For further information or questions about this contest contact the Enrichment Office at email@example.com
Who can submit?
Participation for KAUST Community Members is open to amateur or professional artists and designers as long as they meet all requirements. To be eligible for this competition, participants must meet the following criteria:
KAUST Community Members Eligibility:
In-Kingdom Student Eligibility:
Participants must be Saudi national.
Participants must be enrolled in a full-time program and on track to graduate successfully from in-Kingdom universities and colleges.
Participants must be enrolled in their first-to-last years of their bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D.'s degree during the 2021-2022 academic year.
STEM and non-STEM programs.
To take part in this contest, participants must register and submit an A1 poster (vertical format) with an original design for WEP 2022 inspired by this year's theme 'Resilience'. Submissions will be open until Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 11:00 PM (KSA time).
Participants must send one entry only.
Entries submitted in any other way, including by email or hard-copy, will not be accepted.
Please name your PDF with your full name and institution: For example, Abdulaziz Mohammed_KAU
Entries must be designed with Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign.
Entries must incorporate all the following content in English:
WEP logo – Download the logo
KAUST's logo – Download the logo
Social media icons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
Entries must be supplied in the following format:
The annual Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) is one of the hallmarks of KAUST. WEP is a two-week program whose primary purpose is to enrich and inspire the University's students and KAUST community members, as well as academic and industrial partners and guests who are all invited to join. KAUST students must register for WEP once during their degree studies.
The whole University becomes involved in one of the most exciting programs of the year, including lectures, courses, workshops, seminars, field trips, film festival, exhibitions, and special events in the main categories of Academic, Personal & Professional Development, Cultural, Keynote Lectures, and Recreational. The Program hosts eminent international guest speakers, Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs, academics, as well as KAUST speakers and distinguished local and regional leaders and decision-makers.
The audience of WEP: Science and technology university students, invited in-Kingdom and international academia and industry guests, general online audience.
About the theme 'RESILIENCE'
WEP 2022 Resilience will be a hybrid program consisting of virtual and physical events taking place on campus.
WEP 2022 will explore Resilience through three overlapping topic areas:
Learn more about the topic areas.
Terms and Conditions
By submitting an entry, you agree to the competition Terms and Conditions:
There is no fee to enter the competition.
There can be only one named participant per entry. Participants can submit one entry only.
Participants cannot submit on behalf of someone else. By entering this competition, each participant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation and to the extent that such entry makes use of any third-party materials that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Participants must ensure that their entry makes clear reference to any third-party materials used. Participant agrees to indemnify KAUST from any claims in relation to their entry alleging that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person or company.
KAUST will not assume responsibility for any incorrectly uploaded entries or those that are illegible or corrupted. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
All correctly completed entries will be judged by a judging panel. All correctly completed entries will receive a receipt confirmation email after submitting the design and will be judged by a judging panel.
The shortlisted participants will be contacted in writing and will be requested to submit the source file of their design for evaluation.
By submitting an entry to the WEP poster design competition, including the selected winner of the competition, all participants agree to take part in any WEP-related publicity that may use their submission, their names, and photographs in such publicity.
Participants acknowledge and agree that KAUST and WEP logos used in their poster are the sole property of KAUST. Participants' use of any KAUST marks or materials is limited to the inclusion of those marks and materials in their posters submitted to this competition only. No further use shall be permitted without KAUST's prior written consent.
In submitting an entry to the poster competition, all participants grant a license to KAUST for the use (digitally or in printed form) of their entry for display during WEP on any KAUST-owned or third-party website or other platforms for publicity purposes. The entry will be used and adapted to fit WEP's publicity materials, such as lamp-post banners, pop-up banners, branding on stage, website, social media e-cards, booklets or brochures, or flyers, among others.
Participants further give permission to KAUST to display their entries in a physical or digital exhibition. The choice of which entries are included in any such exhibition shall be solely made by KAUST. Appropriate credits will be given to each item displayed, but KAUST shall not be under any obligation to hold such exhibitions.
By entering this competition, each participant grants KAUST permission to use any data submitted to KAUST for the purpose of entering the contest, including, but not being limited to use of participant's name, email address, contest entry, likeness or comments for the purposes of the administration of this competition and any other purposes related to the competition, including publicity (or future marketing purposes).
Timeline of previous themes and posters: https://joom.ag/in1C
Open publication - Free publishing
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Watch on YouTube the highlight videos of WEP and the keynote lecture series.
Flickr album with photos of WEP designs for your inspiration.
WEP 2021 Poster Design Contest
The first WEP poster design contest was a part of WEP 2021 'Connectivity.' we received more than 60 entries from in-Kingdom students and the KAUST community.