NASA Challenge: ASO ISS-TEA Project Graphic/Patch Design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $250
  • Entries Received: 242
  • Winner: alexandersazon

Contest Brief

When future space missions take humans to destinations such as asteroids or Mars, communication delays will require astronauts to work more independently from Earth-based Mission Control. The Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) ISS TEA project will test advanced software onboard the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for these ambitious future missions. The goal of this challenge is to develop a project graphic that represents this exciting new project!

The ASO ISS TEA project will provide monitoring, planning, procedure execution and fault management software for three systems currently in operation onboard the ISS. The first system, T2, is the exercise treadmill used by astronauts. EXPRESS (Expedite the Processing of Experiments for Space Station) Racks provide standardized communications, power and cooling to various ISS science payloads. The AFTS (Autonomous Fluid Transfer System) is a ground-based fluid transfer testbed for autonomous fault recovery software. Demonstrating that ISS astronauts can manage these systems together will go a long way towards showing that they can manage an entire spacecraft.

The ASO ISS TEA project will develop user interface software and automation technologies that will be deployed onboard the ISS and used by astronauts to evaluate their ability to operate and troubleshoot the three TEA systems, with little or no ground-based support.

The graphic will used in multiple ways in the project. A small version of the graphic will be placed in the top corner of all presentation materials developed by the project, and a larger version of the graphic may be placed on the title page of presentations. This graphic will also be used on team items (shirts, mugs, etc.) and in materials developed for education and public outreach. Examples of NASA mission/project graphics/patches, can be found in abundance on the internet.


Solution Requirements
• Both a color version and black/white version are required.
• Color pallet is open, but limited to 6 colors and all colors used must be identified.
• Do not use gradients or other special effects, as they are difficult to reproduce across all media.
• Source File Requirements: All original vector source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and saved as layered AI or EPS files. Note that PSDs saved as EPS files are not true vector/scalable files and will not be accepted.
• All fonts (and operating systems) must be listed in a text file within your Submission Zip file. Include the name of the font and a link to where it can be downloaded/purchased. DO NOT include any font files in your submission or source files.
• All text in the graphic should be converted to outlines.
• Submission should also include a 1024x1024 version of the graphic in JPG or PNG in RGB color mode at 72 dpi (on both a black background and a white background).
• The NASA insignia or other NASA logos cannot be used as any part of your submission.
• Stock Imagery Requirements: Stock imagery is not allowed in this contest, and all elements of the graphics must be of original design.


Judging Criteria
• Requirements: Does your submission meet the requirements as stated within the challenge?
• Quality: Does your submission look fresh, professional, and clean?
• Concept: Does your submission capture the TEA Project?

Please note that NASA employees/contractors are not eligible for competing in this contest.

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Employer Feedback

“Alexandersazon did an outstanding job of creating a project graphics for use with our NASA Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) ISS-TEA Project. This was a contest and this design was selected from 305 entries. Alexandersazon did a great job of providing a graphic that was very create, met all of the requirements and reflected the essence of the project.”

Profile image nasacoeci, United States.

Public Clarification Board

  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 months ago

    Congratulations to Alexanderazon for his winning design!!!! Thanks to all of our participants! We were very impressed with the designed that were submitted and we appreciate all of the hard work that went into this contest!

    • 3 months ago
    1. daveminsd
      daveminsd
      • 3 months ago

      Nicely done Alexanderazon, congrats! Many thanks to NASA, it was great getting back into the swing of things. Let's do another one!

      • 3 months ago
    2. alexandersazon
      alexandersazon
      • 3 months ago

      Thank you very much. :)

      • 3 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Thank you all for the great designs and feedback during this contest. The contest is now officially closed.

    We are very pleased with the designs we received. In order to make it easy to hone in on specific designs from specific freelancers, we used the ratings / sorting feature. For freelancers who submitted many designs, please don't take too seriously what may appear to be inconsistent ratings of similar designs!

    We will be reviewing the designs and plan to announce a winner early next week (perhaps as late as Wednesday).

    Thank you again, and have a great weekend!

    • 4 months ago
    1. rafaelffontes
      rafaelffontes
      • 4 months ago

      Thanks for this great oportunity! Good luck to all and great weekend.

      • 4 months ago
    2. daveminsd
      daveminsd
      • 4 months ago

      Excellent, thanks very much! It was great to be back in a space design mode for me. Good luck everybody.

      • 4 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Good morning everyone!

    Thank you all for the great designs and feedback during this contest. We plan to close the contest later today, as originally scheduled. We will be reviewing the designs and plan to announce a winner early next week.

    • 4 months ago
    1. rafaelffontes
      rafaelffontes
      • 4 months ago

      Thanks! Good luck for all!

      • 4 months ago
    2. Apramunindyo
      Apramunindyo
      • 4 months ago

      yes Thanks for the opportunity, Good Luck all

      • 4 months ago
  • UEDSanFrancisco
    UEDSanFrancisco
    • 4 months ago

    Thanks for responding so fast!

    • 4 months ago
  • UEDSanFrancisco
    UEDSanFrancisco
    • 4 months ago

    Hello, I'm trying to send my AI (illustrator) files but when I'm uploading these AI files I have this message : "Please ensure you have read the contest brief and any feedback left by the contest holder on the public clarification board. Supported files types are: JPG, PNG, GIF." So I'm sending for the moment my png files but I'd like to send the rest. Can you help? Thank you

    • 4 months ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      If you win the contest, we may want to work to get your AI files. Thanks and good luck!

      • 4 months ago
  • MichelDoueihi
    MichelDoueihi
    • 4 months ago

    Need more information i would like to post something for you, thanks Nasa....

    • 4 months ago
  • JoeJoe52
    JoeJoe52
    • 4 months ago

    Great contest! Please check entry #250 – Thanks!

    • 4 months ago
  • jobboy3
    jobboy3
    • 4 months ago

    Hi CH will you get the winner to Nasa?

    • 4 months ago
  • rafaelffontes
    rafaelffontes
    • 4 months ago

    Please, check #203 #204 thanks!

    • 4 months ago
  • MOHHelal
    MOHHelal
    • 4 months ago

    #199 Hope you like it .. let me know your feedback please and if you need any changes feel free to contact . thanks .

    • 4 months ago
  • Dandydoody
    Dandydoody
    • 4 months ago

    NASA needs artwork and thinks $250 is fair? Ad makers and artists used to be careers. Now just a stroke of the ego and you will get thousands of entries, of which you can steal the best elements of and make your own. All for the price I get for an hour of consulting on a project like this. #increaseprize

    • 4 months ago
    1. hxwaraa
      hxwaraa
      • 4 months ago

      Come on, buddy! It's not about the money. Not everything in this world is for sale. Helping other in space exploration is a common goal, that can be achieved only by common efforts. There is no capitalism in Open Space and Open Source :)

      • 4 months ago
    2. rafaelffontes
      rafaelffontes
      • 4 months ago

      Good words hxwaraa. It's not for the money. We are doing something for NASA, for space exploration, for science. That's the point. Who ever didn't dream about do something for or being at NASA? That's an amazing oportunity. :)

      • 4 months ago
  • cahyadipramono77
    cahyadipramono77
    • 4 months ago

    Sir, would you please to comment on my design submitted? #177

    • 4 months ago
  • rafaelffontes
    rafaelffontes
    • 4 months ago

    Please, could you check #137 #140 #155 #160 #165 #167 #169 ? - I'm sorry for so many entries. I've submitted different designs, they look similar, but all with some differences between one each other that I think are importante. Sorry for that, hope you like the designs. Waiting for your feedback or rating. Thanks!

    • 4 months ago
  • shashiz
    shashiz
    • 4 months ago

    Hi! thanks for suggestions/feedback will definitively work on it.

    • 4 months ago
  • cahyadipramono77
    cahyadipramono77
    • 4 months ago

    PLease check out #163, thank you.

    • 4 months ago
  • Pesolduckman
    Pesolduckman
    • 4 months ago

    Great project.
    please check out #156 sir,
    Thank you

    • 4 months ago
  • DesigningGroup
    DesigningGroup
    • 4 months ago

    Sir, Please Check #150 #151 #152

    • 4 months ago
  • Antarizar
    Antarizar
    • 4 months ago

    Hi, thanks for the project! Please check out #149.

    • 4 months ago
  • leeleegraphics
    leeleegraphics
    • 4 months ago

    It would be nice to have Nasa on my resume but this seems poorly executed. Their description even has poor grammar.

    • 4 months ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      What can we tell you... we are engineers! That's why we need your help! :) Hope you are able to contribute. We'd love to see what you've got!

      • 4 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    We are very excited about how the contest is progressing.

    Here is some general feedback on what we are looking for in designs:
    - we are less interested in 'text-only' designs, we are looking for designs with graphical/pictoral elements.
    - designs don't need to fit into a geometric shape, but should not have very complex borders.
    - Please do not use the word 'project' in the design.
    - Please omit hyphens and other punctuation from the design.
    As we posted a few days ago, we have some other general design elements we think could be integrated into designs.
    - NASA often uses the Sigma (Σ) as an element of patches and logos.
    - This project make extensive of software and information technology. Computers, computer code, and binary could be design elements.
    - We note that 'ISS TEA' is close to 'iced tea'. What does this inspire you do to?

    Thanks again for your interest in the project!

    • 4 months ago
  • nvijayakumar88
    nvijayakumar88
    • 4 months ago

    open entries to public , this is childish !

    • 4 months ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback. Once the contest is over, the entries will be visible. We've found that sealed entries protects against copied or derived designed and maximizes the creative diversity of the submissions. We look forward to your submission.

      • 4 months ago
  • razibatpara
    razibatpara
    • 4 months ago

    I am graphic designer also i have a team of 226 peoples all are expert graphic design professional we are interested to working with NTL hence we need your help to work with you, wi'll promised with you we are fulfill your requirements and continue until your positive feedback.

    • 4 months ago
  • msyariefh
    msyariefh
    • 4 months ago

    please check #85 sir,
    thanks

    • 4 months ago
  • falaksherahmad
    falaksherahmad
    • 4 months ago

    I want to work in this project.

    • 4 months ago
  • murshadulislam
    murshadulislam
    • 4 months ago

    I want join this project

    • 4 months ago
  • murshadulislam
    murshadulislam
    • 4 months ago

    HI

    • 4 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    I see "Open - One week remaining" in upper right on black header. Contest will close during the day of March 17th.

    • 4 months ago
  • daveminsd
    daveminsd
    • 4 months ago

    Excellent contest! I'm noticing this a day into it so am wondering what the deadline is? I couldn't see it written anywhere.

    • 4 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Use of ASO, ISS and TEA is fine but there is no need to include the word "Project". Nice designs coming in!

    • 4 months ago
  • designwolf93
    designwolf93
    • 4 months ago

    This is fun, thank you for holding this. :3

    • 4 months ago
  • athithan001
    athithan001
    • 4 months ago

    Please mention the text to show in logo

    • 4 months ago
  • zaldslim
    zaldslim
    • 4 months ago

    what dp u want us to do a logo or what it doesnt says anything

    • 4 months ago
    1. shinodem123
      shinodem123
      • 4 months ago

      +

      • 4 months ago
    2. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 4 months ago

      Yes, we are looking for you to design a graphic that will effectively serve as a logo for the ASO ISS-TEA project. We typically use the term "project graphic or patch" to mean the same thing as a "logo" on Freelancer. Hope that helps to clarify.

      • 4 months ago
  • brettnickisson
    brettnickisson
    • 4 months ago

    I'm unsure as to what the logo requires. All of the text, part of the text of ASO ISS-TEA. Can it have a supporting graphic?

    • 4 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 months ago

    Thanks for your designs! We have some other general design elements we think could be integrated into designs.
    - NASA often uses the Sigma (Σ) as an element of patches and logos.
    - This project make extensive of software and information technology. Computers, computer code, and binary could be design elements.
    - We note that 'ISS TEA' is close to 'iced tea'. What does this inspire you do to?

    • 4 months ago
    1. msyariefh
      msyariefh
      • 4 months ago

      Thanks sir,

      • 4 months ago
    2. msyariefh
      msyariefh
      • 4 months ago

      Please check #12

      • 4 months ago

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