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Last Date- Dec 25,2019 09:48 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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Win a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 + Certificate of Appreciation + Recognition on website

Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS) is established under Departments of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Maharashtra with an aim to foster innovation and startup culture in the state.
MSInS is a nodal agency for Maharashtra State overlooking initiatives such as setting up state wide incubators network, providing market access to startups, easing regulatory barriers, etc. Society also organises various events across the years connecting startup ecosystem players.

Logo Brief
Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS) is looking for a logo which represents innovation and has some elements of Maharashtra in it (not necessarily though). Ideally, we are looking for a minimalistic logo representing out of the box thinking, innovation and startup spirit. It is advisable to not use representations of bulb, rocket, gears and other such conventional objects in any form.
MSInS is a young vibrant team and we want our logo to reflect the same. The ultimate goal is to generate more awareness and logo should communicate the feeling of approachability and openness.

Terms and Conditions
1. The Contest is open till 24st January 2019. Entries sent after the closing date will not be entertained.
2. All entries must be submitted Entries submitted through any other medium/ mode would not be considered for evaluation.
3. The winning Logo would be the intellectual property of Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS), under department of Skill development and Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Maharashtra, and the winner cannot exercise any right over it, after. The logo is meant to be used by Government of Maharashtra for promotional and display purposes, and display on Publicity material, social media creatives and for any other use as may be deemed appropriate.
4. The winning participant will get a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ Government of Maharashtra and a cash prize of Rs 25,000. 5. The logo must not contain any bulb, rocket etc. and any provocative, objectionable or inappropriate content.
6. The logo must be in English or Hindi language.
7. Plagiarism of any nature would not be allowed.
8. The logo design must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
9. Anyone found infringing on others' copyright would be disqualified from the competition. Government of Maharashtra does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the participants.
10. Participant is to make sure that his/her Profile is accurate and updated within email since Ministry would be using this for further communication. This includes details such as name, photo and phone number. Entries with incomplete profiles would not be considered. MSInS reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of this Contest and/ or the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria. However, any changes to the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria, or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated/ posted on the MSInS’s Social Media platform. It would be the responsibility of the participants to keep themselves informed as to any changes in the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria stated for this contest.
11. Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/ its entries/ winners shall be subject to local jurisdiction of Maharashtra State.
12. Participants can keep an update of the contest from our Social Media platform on
Facebook : @mygovMaha
Twitter- @msinsociety , @mygovMaha
Instagram : @MygovMaha
Technical Parameters
1. Participants should upload the Logo in PNG format only. Along with the 300 to 500 words description of logo ( Description can be in any language English, Hindi & Marathi )
2. The Logo should be designed on a digital platform. The winner of the competition shall be required to submit the design in an editable and open file format. Participants should not imprint or watermark Logo design.
3. Logo should be designed in colour. The size of the logo may vary from 600 Pixels x 600 Pixels to 1048 Pixels x 1048 Pixels in either portrait or landscape orientation.
4. The Logo should be usable on the website/social media such as Twitter/Facebook and on printed materials such as b/w press releases, merchandise and signage etc.
5. The Logo should be in high resolution with minimum 300 DPI.

Evaluation Criteria
1. Entries would be judged on the basis of elements of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, simplicity, artistic merit and visual impact by MSInS.
2. The decision of MSInS would be final and binding on all the contestants and no clarifications would be issued to any participants or any decision of Selection Committee.

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