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APSI Logo Contest

Make your mark at APSI!

Calling all designers—the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) is sponsoring a logo design contest open to all Duke affiliates. Guidelines, requirements, and rules are outlined on this page. Feel free to contact the APSI staff with any questions.


The design of this image should reflect the spirit, mission, and values of APSI. The graphic should be appropriate for professional and academic settings. The selected image will be used in conjunction with the APSI wordmark for promotional purposes (see examples below).

The winning design will be used by APSI in digital as well as print media and publications. APSI reserves the right not to select any designs submitted through this contest.

Any designs not selected remain the property of the submitter(s). If a design is chosen, the winner agrees that the design becomes the sole property of APSI and may be used for any purposes, including, but not limited to, digital and print.

All entries are due by 12:00 PM (noon, EST) on Monday, December 18. Late entries will not be considered.

Entries will be judged by a panel of APSI faculty and the final decision will be announced the week of January 8, 2024.

  • Design must fit into 2000px x 2000px square (circular images with a 1000px radius are acceptable)
  • Resolution should be at least 300dpi
  • The design must include all of the following colors:
    • Red/Copper - hex #C84E00; CMYK 0, 76, 100, 0; RGB 200, 78, 0
    • Gold/Persimmon -  hex #E89923; CMYK 0, 45, 95, 0; RGB 232, 153, 35
    • Green/Magnolia - hex #1D6363; CMYK 96,16, 42, 57; RGB 29,99, 99
    • Blue/Prussian Blue  - hex #005587; CMYK 100, 45, 1, 45; RGB 0, 85, 135
  • Design must be capable of being rendered in a single-color format (e.g.: all-blue, all-black, or all-white) without losing visual appeal, clarity, or integrity
  • Design must scale up or down in size without losing visual appeal, clarity, or distinction
  • Submitter must be a member of the Duke community (student, staff, faculty, alumna/alumnus)
  • Submissions may come from a group; recognition will be divided evenly between named entrants
  • Design must be an original work, not infringe on the intellectual property, proprietary, or moral rights of any other person or entity, and may not be copied from others (including prior work done by the submitter)
  • The winning entry will be selected by a panel of APSI faculty whose decision will be final.
  • Entries will be judged on their visual appeal, quality of design, and ease of reproduction as outlined in the requirements.
Submission guidelines:
  • .jpeg, .png, and .pdf format are acceptable for submissions
  • Winning design must be able to submit an .ai, .svg, or .eps file
  • Upload files to:
Logo placement examples:
reference images showing size and placement of winning logo design relative to APSI wordmark