Science Bridging Nations

Give the German-Turkish cooperation a face!

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Give the German-Turkish cooperation a face!

Background

Germany and Turkey are connected by a unique past and a unique present. During the period of the ‘Anwerbeabkommen’, the labour recruitment agreements between Germany and Turkey and other southern European countries during the ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ (or ‘Economic Miracle’) in the 1960s, a large number of Turkish citizens moved to Germany – today this common past defines the close relationship between the two partnered countries.

Human relations
Almost three million people with Turkish roots live in Germany. Around half of them have German citizenship. Germany and Turkey are closely linked by friendship and familial ties.

Geographically
Almost five million German people travel to Turkey every year. The country straddling the Orient and Occident is one of the most popular foreign travel destinations for German tourists.

Medial
Turkish media cover news on Germany, German media cover news on Turkey. The big Turkish daily newspapers are even represented with special editions in Germany.

In arts and culture
Turkish culture has shaped Germany in all cultural respects: Turkish actors and musicians have established themselves in Germany and many German-Turkish comedians are also making their mark in the country. TV shows and cinema films like “Türkisch für Anfänger” (Turkish for Beginners) and “Almanya – Welcome to Germany” have enjoyed huge success in Germany.

In business and research
Germany is the most important trading partner of Turkey and there are also far-reaching cooperations in the sectors of research and teaching. This year we are celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the research cooperation between both countries, and in 2013 the Turkish-German University in Istanbul opened its doors for the first time.

About the German-Turkish Year of Science
The German-Turkish 2014 Year of Research, Education and Innovation is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey and is supported by many noteworthy partners from the worlds of politics, research and science. Under the motto “Science Bridging Nations” the two countries are strengthening their existing strong bonds with forward-looking projects.

The German-Turkish Year of Science focuses primarily on issues for the future: these issues play a big role in the research agenda of both countries and, due to their significance for the good of mankind, are not only of regional relevance, but also of global significance. The range of topics is divided into three topic clusters:

  • Key technologies
  • Global change 
  • Social change

Aim

The aim of this project is to give a face to the unique cooperation between the closely linked and yet very different countries Germany and Turkey. 

The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation should be showcased from new, personal perspectives and viewed with cultural and artistic and not scientific or political eyes. The most expressive and unusual submissions will be selected by the expert jury and presented at the closing event.

Task Definition

Design a poster that expresses the cooperation between Germany and Turkey to commemorate the German-Turkish Year of Science 2014. 

Any creative form of expression – such as drawings, photos, photo-realistic artwork, illustrations, typographic designs and collages – is therefore very welcome.

Your design can reflect on German-Turkish relations in general or specifically relate to one of the three topic clusters:

Key technologies
Key technologies like information and communications technology, production technology, nanotechnology, chemical and physical technology, mobility, transport, logistics, health research and biotechnology offer solutions for the challenges of our time. That is why Germany and Turkey wish to use the joint Year of Science to tap the innovative potential of key technologies and in particular to implement the intensive promotion of application-oriented research. You can find more information about the topic of key technologies here.

Global change
Social, economic and technical developments are causing global changes in climate and environment. Living conditions on our planet are changing as a result of such developments – for example the availability of natural resources such as air, water, raw materials and vegetation. However, the social foundations of the way we live are also undergoing change. As such, one of the central themes of the joint Year of Science is to examine how we can overcome global challenges. You can find more information about the topic of global change here.  

Social change
Another major theme, in particular with regard to German-Turkish relations, are social challenges such as demographics, the integration of various cultures (diversity, migration) and the exchange of knowledge (“brain circulation”). Such challenges require the application of arts and social sciences and stronger German-Turkish cooperation at all levels. You can find more information on this topic cluster here

Target Group

In keeping with the project, your visual should appeal to all German and Turkish people, but in particular:

  • representatives on different political and cultural levels 
  • scientists, teachers and students 

And of course the message of the 2014 German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation must be understood all over the world.

Tonality

  • surprising, refreshing and exciting
  • emotional and intellectually stimulating
  • clear and with its own point of view
  • reflective and respectful

Mandatory requirements

This project is all about showcasing the positive aspects and the success story of the German-Turkish cooperation.
Your submission will be used in Germany and Turkey and should work in both countries/cultural regions.
The logo of the German-Turkish Year of Science can, but doesn’t have to be integrated into your design. The logo may only be used in its existing form and may not be changed.
It must be possible to print out your submission in a high quality, at least A1 format.

  • Potential use of the winning visuals includes e.g.:
    • Exhibition about the Year of Science within the framework of the closing event 
    • Postcard set as gift for guests
    • Online greetings cards as an interactive offer of the campaign website 
    • Promotional giveaways
  • Only use image materials for which you own the full rights so your idea can be used exactly as you intended. (i.e. You should also avoid using stock photos for the design of the background).
  • As the whole idea of jovoto is to encourage creation and independent work, we reserve the right to remove collages consisting of third-party materials, clip art or stock material, in order to guarantee the high jovoto standard.

 

  • As a special extra, the first-place winner will also be invited to participate in the closing event in Istanbul. *Travel costs will be covered in accordance with the German Federal travel expense law (BRKG).

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Dear All, 
here´s a quick and enthusiastic client feedback:

First of all the client appreciates the high level of your creative work as well as the amount of ideas very much! The project is proceeding really well and they are impressed with the quality of your ideas.

- The overall direction of your designs is great – until now many of you focused on the scientific cooperation.

- The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation covers different core aspects which would be great to see integrated in your creative work.

- Next to key technologies the main topics are social and global change
What these clusters entail, you can read in German, English and Turkish on the website of the German Turkish Year of Sience

- The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation can be showcased from new, personal perspective and also viewed with cultural and artistic and not so much scientific or political eyes.

- We would love to see your ideas embrace the global as well as social aspects of this year.

We are curious on how you give a face the additional topics as well,

Thanks!
 

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.....sounds interesting.

I have to start with brainstorming :)

WHERE IS THE SUBMIT BUTTON?????

Hi eartharchitect, You don't see the submit button on the upper righthand side? You can write my a private message and we can solve the problem!

One question, we must design the image or a poster ? i mean, we submit a square idea or a DIN A proportions idea ?

Dear millandigueleortiz,

I would recommend to work in DIN A dimensions and provide it in 300dpi A1 or vector when it comes to licensing. But we are going to ask the client to specify this.

Yours Jesko

We just got news from the client:

Please provide your data for licensing in DIN A1 with 300dpi or vector. But if you have a great idea or design and do not manage to work in high resolution you are very welcome to submit your idea.

Yours Jesko

i cant find the submission button....

Hi tommasoballadore, try again now - we found what seems to have caused the issue and fixed it. Looking forward to the submissions now :) Have a good day Anna

mmh, some nice ideas, but also some basic idea repetitions, not so cool in my opinion!

Hi there! Yes, everyone is free to interpret the task as they wish - it is quite open "Your design can reflect on German-Turkish relations in general or specifically relate to one of the three topic clusters: … " Looking forward to see what's more to come :)

and also let me point out this one: "Any creative form of expression – such as drawings, photos, photo-realistic artwork, illustrations, typographic designs and collages – is therefore very welcome."

i can see in the briefing , a lot of important information for this scientific and smart design , i think everybody should consider it well , to meet requirements in the design. really , after read it a lot of updates should be made and many things will be taken into accounts with coming submissions.

luck!!

logo name from the logo description?

Hi there, Pasile! I don't think I understood your question - what do you mean?

Dear All, here´s a quick and enthusiastic client feedback:

First of all the client appreciates the high level of your creative work as well as the amount of ideas very much! The project is proceeding really well and they are impressed with the quality of your ideas.

  • The overall direction of your designs is great – until now many of you focused on the scientific cooperation.

  • The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation covers different core aspects which would be great to see integrated in your creative work.

  • Next to key technologies the main topics are social and global change. What these clusters entail, you can read in German, English and Turkish on the website of the German Turkish Year of Sience: http://www.german-turkish-scienceyear.com/homepage/?no\_cache=1%2Fpartner

  • The German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation can be showcased from new, personal perspective and also viewed with cultural and artistic and not so much scientific or political eyes.

  • We would love to see your ideas embrace the global as well as social aspects of this year!

There are 14 days left for further submissions and we are curious on how you give a face the additional topics as well.

Yours, Dora

Hey Admins, question a bit out of topic, :) but will you ever add zoom function to submitted ideas gallery? Because this contest tended on vertical format images which are downsized when uploaded, therefor sharpness is reduced..

Hello, I have a question about the pictures used as backgrounds when presenting the ideas - I saw that a lot of people use the same ones, is there a place where I can download them too? (for example the poster sitting on the ground, next to the wall) Thank you!

Dear All,

thanks again for so many great ideas and designs!

The client decided to introduce and ask a great JURY to create the most profound decision of the clients choice award. The Jury is listed above – please welcome:

• Dr. Cebel Küçükkaraca Vice State-Chairman of the Sience Council of the Turkish Community in Germany • Prof. Rainer Gumpp Professor for Architecture and Urbanistik at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar • Prof. Dr. Süheyla Schroeder Founding Principal of the “BAU International University of Applied Sciences” • Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis Professor for Designtheory and -research at the College for in Design and Art in Basel • Stefan Katz Comic-Illustrator/Cartoonis

Yours Jesko

… and of course they will take the decision together with a representative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Dear All,

Our monitoring just found some profiles with manipulative rating behaviour and we set their ratings on false.

Be sure we keep an eye on the ratings and we will do in-depth rating monitoring at the end of the project, too!

Yours Jesko

aaah that was the reason ;) thanks jesko

Hi, I'm trying to delete some files from one of my proposal, and it doesn't work (I've tried it for 10 times). Could you perhaps help me? A few days ago it was working fine.

well, thats had happened to me too, but i just log out and log in again and you can erase the file, and when it's the first file in the line, jovoto doesn´t left erase it either. so i hope thats had helped you...anyway i guess there is sometimes problems with the plataform... :)

Thank you so much for your answer, but unfortunately I still can't delete the files, not even after loggin out & in. I've tried deleting just one, deleting one that's in the middle of the row (not the last or the first) - nothing helps. I'll just keep all of them :)

Dear andrea,

please send me a PM (private message) with the link to your idea that you refer to and the slides you want to be deleted – so I can help you. = )

Yours Jesko

Dear everyone, thanks for participating in this project!

The submission phase is now over, but you still have 6 days left to make your opinion heard and decide which idea deserves what score on the scale between 1 - 10. There are already almost 5000 ratings - that's really good!

I am curious to see which designs will be the communities favorites! And yes, we're running our rating monitoring rounds ongoing ;)

Thanks, Best, - Dora

Thanks all!

The project has now come to an end - and there are 1500 new ratings under the ideas too! As usual, we are going to check the ratings first, but you can expect it to be closed this week and the community winners to be announced.

And not only that, but after we can still stay excited about what the Jury has to say in terms of the Client's Choices! There's a lot here to look forward to :)

Puh - here we go! I have to say it was a lot of work - but the rating monitoring is closed and therefore the Community Winners that YOU GUYS have selected can be officially (ta da da daaa) announced! HUGE CONGRATS TO:

  • unlime not just once or twice but three times! Wow! With so many great submissions and the effort you put into the project I would say great job and well deserved ranks! The community seems to think similar too :)
  • Christin Weller your idea was a favourite from the start! Thumbs up!
  • Peter aka. wycich83 great stuff! Congrats to the 3rd place!
  • Maria aka. SophD another "early bird" that stayed on the top!
  • andreaa aka. startnow20 HUGE congrats to your first win! Great work!
  • and Samantha aka. Hinatao you also made it to the top - awesome!

Thanks guys once again and stay tuned for the Jury decision!

Yours, Dora

All the contest in the same position and at the end... Puh! well I think if you aren't German you haven't any opportunity to win a top prize, Thanks for all Jovoto team :))

uuuh dora i am really curious this time who will be the 3 client choices =)

That's really great!! congrats to all winners! of course I want to say thank you to jovoto-team for great job and to all for voting!:)

thanks a lot to all the voters and congrats to all winners. was a great contest

BIG CONGRATS to all winners!

It was a pleasure to participate and I want to thank the jovoto team for a great job! :)

CONGRATULATIONS Winners!!! :)

Congrats to all Winners!!! Well Done my Friends!!! :]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

Congratulations to the winners!!!!!

When will the jury pick the 3 winning posters?

Just bare with me a little while, I think this will be VERY soon!

Thank you for your fast reply, Dora! :)

Hello Everyone! Here's an update on the project that I always like to announce:

The Client has chosen their 3 favorites and the winners have been notified. Congrats to them!

An official announcement will follow once all the paperwork has been done - and the ideas will be marked as Clients Choice Winners too.

Thanks a lot all for participating again! Best, Dora

I am very happy to share the following client's statement with all of you - both in german and english:

**"Herzlichen Dank für die zahlreichen, hochwertigen und sehr kreativen Einsendungen. Unsere Erwartungen wurden um ein Vielfaches übertroffen. Alle vorgegebenen Themencluster wurden aufgegriffen und in unterschiedlichster Weise umgesetzt." Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

"Thank you for the numerous, high end and very creative submissions. Our expectation were much excelled. All given theme clusters were picked up and translated into diverse ideas." German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)**

And now the time has come where I can also gladly announce the 3 Client's Choice winners!

Congratulations to :

Great work guys! Special congrats to the 2 above for their first Client's Choice award win! Way to go!

Great! The O with the rocking döts did it. \m/ Congrats to the winners.

Wölfi ;-)