Competition: Migration and Asylum Logo Challenge: Connecting Research and Practice in Migration and Asylum

Are you up for a creative challenge? The Migration and Asylum Network is looking for a logo!

The Migration and Asylum Network initially started in 2013 as a method to facilitate communication and share information between a small group of practitioners and academics. It has expanded to a larger social media platform (Jiscmail, Facebook and Twitter) used by academics, practitioners, refugees and interested members of the general public to share information on migration and asylum issues.

We aim to move beyond information sharing to opening a dialogue, firstly on the application and significance of academic research on work practice, i.e. the awareness on research impact and the importance of stakeholder engagement in academic work. Also to voice areas needing further in-depth research in the daily practicalities faced by practitioners. We hope to promote best practices based on grounded research communicated through plain English. We share a belief that grounded research and reflective practice can furthermore provide a more effective space for refugee voices.


To bridge the gap between research and practice through collaboration, encouraging dialogue and knowledge sharing

Core Values: Openness, Collective action, Working and Learning together

What We Need

As the majority of the Network・s activities take place online, we・re looking to develop a clear and instantly recognisable online presence. Part of our efforts to streamline our visual identity is the need for a new logo.

Design Requirements

We are looking for a new logoa design that captures the essence of the Migration and Asylum Network as a place for debate, learning and sharing knowledge.

Design entries should include the name ・Migration and Asylum Network Logo Design・. As a Network working on migration issues, it is important that migrants and the subject of migration is depicted respectfully.

Entries will be judged for the style and impact of a design that can be used easily on Migration and Asylum Network’s materials (such as its twitter feed, website, and letterhead) and is scalable.

The logo must be a minimum of 2″ wide or 2″ high (whichever is the larger proportion) at 300 dpi. Ideally two files should be submitted: an RGB colour file and one black and white file. The image file may be delivered in any of the following formats: psd, tiff, png, or jpeg.


Please send your entry as an electronic file in ai (preferred), jpg, png, psd, tiff, or indd file format. Submissions must include your name and email address. Please include a short description of how the design represents the Network. Email entries to:

Deadline: 30th November 2016

As an organisation run entirely by volunteers, we regret that we are not able to offer any remuneration to the winning design. The winner will of course receive proper credit on our website and bragging rights

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