World Standards Day 2017 - poster and video competition reminder!

The annual World Standards Day contest organized by IEC, ISO and ITU is now double the fun – participate with either a poster OR video! The winners in both categories will be awarded CHF 1 500.

This year’s theme is Standards make cities smarter and we are looking for the most inspired, creative illustration of how International Standards contribute to making cities smarter.


Think about how International Standards allow things to work safely and smoothly together at every level in cities – from travel to communication technologies, to waste management and cleaner energy. Read more on the #WorldStandardsDay2017 theme below.

The aim of the competition is to get you thinking about International Standards, because they often go unnoticed behind the scenes. The winning poster and video will be used to celebrate World Standards Day 2017.

The three organizers of the competition, IEC, ISO and ITU, will get together and select the top 10 favourite posters and videos based on:

  • Relevance: does your poster/video clearly illustrate a way in which International Standards help make cities smarter?
  • Understanding: do you understand the impact of Standards developed by IEC, ISO, ITU on our lives?
  • Creativity and originality: we are looking for a variety of examples, so you will have more chance of being shortlisted if you are not doing the same as everyone else.
  • Comply with the rules and specifications below:

Poster contest rules
Poster specifications

Video contest rules
Video specifications

Once we have selected our top 10 favourites, we will put them up for vote on our social media channels, and then it will be up to the public to decide!


The deadline for poster submissions is 5 June 2017 and for videos 14 August 2017.

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