"States Division was created in the Ministry of External Affairs in October 2014 with the aim of achieving effective coordination with States and Union Territories in furtherance of their efforts to promote exports, tourism and attract more overseas investment and expertise. The objective of the Division is facilitation of efforts between our Mission/Post(s) and Governments of States/Union Territories as well as foreign diplomatic and trade missions in India, for all round development of States. It also aims to assist States and Union Territories by sharing with them, where required, this Ministry’s experience and expertise through training and capacity building in areas relating to their external affiliations. The Division aims to promote the outreach of the States of India with the external world and to that effect promotes, coordinates, connects and facilitates activities of States in the domain of trade, investment, tourism, cultural outreach with the external world. The States Division also promotes twinning arrangements at provincial level with the provinces and sub-regions of foreign countries to further enhance bilateral relations.
With a view to expand its outreach and accessibility, States Division is developing an official micro-website portal as a one-stop platform for Missions/State Governments and foreign stakeholders. The micro-site will be hyperlinked to the parent website of MEA and would include latest facts about the Division, detailed scope of work of the division, quick contacts, social media links of the division, relevant information on state government, photo gallery and progress page as its essential features. The micro site will also be used for posting factual developments coordinated by States Division and its initiatives taken to assist investment, trade, culture, tourism, diaspora matters and relief operations/evacuations etc.
Creation of a logo for States Division shall help in establishing its own distinct identity. It would provide a digital imprint for the Division that would be used on the independent website for the Division, when it becomes functional.
Submission of Entries:
• The last date for accepting entries is 30th June, 2017.
• The design should be the original work of the participant(s) and must not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.
• An entry could be an individual or a team project.
• Every entry should be accompanied by a brief written explanation of the Design and how it best symbolizes the States Division, MEA.
• Each participant can submit no more than one entry.
Entries submitted must be in JPG, PDF or PNG format only
File should contain artwork that has been drawn on Illustrator, and not imported to it
All fonts should be converted to outlines
Logo artwork should be at least 2 inches long along the smallest side.
File should be of high resolution – at least 300 pixels per inch at 100% size.
File should look clean (not pixilated or bit-mapped) when viewed onscreen at 100%.
The Designer of the finally selected design will get a prize money of Rs.20,000/- and would be required to surrender copyright of the design to the Government of India.
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