CALL FOR ENTRIES: MapMyArt Logo Design

The Siena Art Institute Onlus, a non-profit school and association devoted to the exploration of the social function of art, announces a contest for the design and creation of the visual identity of the MapMyArt platform.

Students age 18-35 of any nationality from any discipline who are enrolled in a public or private school can participate. Entries will be sent to

Applicants may send more than one logo design, but only one winning design will be selected at the end of the contest.  The selection process will be overseen by a committee of art and design professionals nominated by the Siena Art Institute (SART).

DEADLINE August 31, 2017

What we are looking for

In order to allow the widest diffusion and ability to be used on different supports by platform operators, a successful creative logo and the matching font and color palette will have to respond to some basic features essential to their role and potential.

Requirements for logo designs include:

Readability in both forms and fonts contained therein;

Synthesis that is among the primary characteristics of a logo;

Ease of use: The logo should be provided in vector format (.eps, .ai, with transparent background) in photo format (.png with transparent background and jpeg) - it must have resolution options that overlay it for a video up to 300dpi - it must be possible to apply either on light or dark backgrounds or with the same file or with two files, one positive and one negative. Color profile in RGB and CMYK (for color printing).

It is our intention to leave maximum creative freedom to the participants, but we recommend that you consult the website of our organization

The winning logo design will become property of SART, with all copyright and use of the design held by SART.  SART reserves the right to not use a select a submitted design if no suitable submissions are received which meet the needed requirements and standards as assessed by the selection committee.


The student who designs the prize-winning logo will receive:

  • Full tuition (for a value of 8600 euros) for a semester-long program of study at the Siena Art Institute, located in Siena, Italy.

The tuition includes: pick-up upon arrival; mid-semester group excursion; Class excursions and activities; Minimum of 3 cultural visits in Siena and in the surrounding areas; Medical visits assistance; End of semester exhibition reception; Official transcript issuing and shipping (personal and college copies); Final dinner.

The tuition does NOT include: transport to and from Siena; accommodation; meals; All that is not specified under the heading "tuition includes".

What is MapMyArt

MapMyArt is a platform for artists, curators, teachers, tour operators and simple curious people who love contemporary art. Within the platform, the entry for any inserted artwork will appear divided into the following media: photography, sound, video, written text, artist's card (with personal page links), uploaded on certain social channels, and accompanied by tags.

The contents of MapMyArt will then be viewable in two different ways:

1) Graph. The graphical display will link, depending on the tags, the various works of art on the platform. It will then be possible to search and discover, following the links of the graph, new works, artists, projects, linked more or less closely with our initial research.

2) Map. It will be possible to view the works placed on the platform on a map, where even the "still ongoing" installations / events will be highlighted versus those which are now only "digital".


We would like to thank our sponsors who have helped to make this project possible:

La piattaforma MapMyArt è stata realizzata con il contributo della Regione Toscana 

The maps of artworks will be realized thanks to the contribution of Sillumina - copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura