Logo design competition for National Emergency Response System
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched a logo design competition for the National Emergency Response System (NERS). The project NERS caters to the growing demand for single emergency number across the country. There are different phone numbers to call Police, Fire and Ambulance services in the country. It was realized that all emergency services must be converted into a Single Emergency Response System. Hence, the Department of Telecommunications has allotted emergency number ‘112’ for the NERS project.
It is a centralized system that connects with the State level 24 x 7 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The system is envisaged to take inputs from various sources such as calls, SMS, email, panic buttons in public transport and various other sources. The system aims to reduce the emergency turnaround time and provide safer environment.
This open-for-all logo competition shall enhance citizen awareness about this initiative. At the same time the logo would be used nationally for NERS on website/social and print media.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has invited entries for this competition. The last date for submission of entry is 31st August, 2015. All entries must be submitted through creative corner section of www.mygov.in or on the email id – firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry should be accompanied by a brief explanation of the design and how it symbolizes the ethos of the scheme. The winning design of the logo would be the intellectual property of the Government of India.
The competition allows cash reward of Rupees One Lakh from Ministry of Home Affairs for the selected/shortlisted entry. All entries received would be assessed by a selection committee on creativity, originality, composition, artistic merit, and its relevance to the ethos of the scheme.
Detailed terms and conditions are available on www.mygov.in