NASA Contest: Design the Gateway Program Graphic

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $300
  • Entries Received: 517
  • Winner: sercevik

Contest Brief

Under Space Policy Directive-1, NASA has been charged with leading a “sustainable exploration of the Moon together with commercial and international partners.”

In response to this bold directive, NASA is working with U.S. and international partners to lead the development of the first permanent human spaceship in orbit around the Moon, known as the Gateway. The Gateway will be a part-time home and office for astronauts farther in space than humans have ever been before.

The Gateway will be important to building a permanent human presence on the Moon. Astronauts will visit at least once per year, living and working aboard the spaceship in deep space for up to three months at a time. NASA is looking at options for astronauts to shuttle between the Gateway and the lunar surface, to explore new locations across the Moon. Even before our first trip to Mars, astronauts will use the Gateway to train for life far away from Earth, and we will use it to practice moving a spaceship in different orbits in deep space.

Just like an airport, spacecraft bound for the surface of the Moon or Mars can use the Gateway to refuel or replace parts. The Gateway’s core functions include power and propulsion, communications, habitation, logistics resupply, robotics, and an airlocks for science and spacewalks.

By partnering with U.S. companies and international partners to design and build the Gateway, NASA will ensure this groundbreaking lunar laboratory is available to multiple users, providing more access to the Moon than ever before.

You can learn more about the Gateway with this quick Q&A: [login to view URL]

The goal of this challenge is to develop a graphic to represent the Gateway. The product should graphically convey the key theme of space exploration and what the Gateway represents. The graphic will be used in multiple ways internally at NASA, but will have limited external/public use, if any. A small version of the graphic may be used in the top corner of documents, a larger version could be used on the title page of internal presentation materials, or the graphic may be used on other products developed by the NASA Gateway team.

Graphic Requirements:
• Both a color version and black/white version are required.
• 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 1024 x1024 version of the graphic in jpeg or png (on both a black background and a white background). The NASA insignia or other NASA logos cannot be used as any part of the submission.

Other Preferences:
• Color pallet is open, but limited to 6 colors.
• Please avoid gradients or other special effects as they are difficult to reproduce across all media.
Stock Photography Requirements:
• Stock photography is not allowed in this contest. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you.

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 represent what the Gateway stands for?

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

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Employer Feedback

“Serife B. is very professional, timely and provided a great contribution that met the requirements of our contest. ”

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Public Clarification Board

  • Maboy
    Maboy
    • 10 months ago

    I dont know whats worse... to have one star... to have all designs sealed, or to have one star and not having a clue why... well anyway, good luck to everyone.

    • 10 months ago
    1. Fron88
      Fron88
      • 9 months ago

      Don't worry is a joke this contest.

      • 9 months ago
  • harits90
    harits90
    • 9 months ago

    Congratulations for winners!.

    • 9 months ago
  • digitalistan
    digitalistan
    • 10 months ago

    Congratulations Serife. Very nice logo.

    • 10 months ago
    1. sercevik
      sercevik
      • 10 months ago

      Thank you!

      • 10 months ago
  • saifysyed
    saifysyed
    • 10 months ago

    :| wow!

    • 10 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 10 months ago

    Hi All - just wanted to provide an update. The top 15 designs are being evaluated by the project team. Of these 15, we plan to award 3-5 designs. The project team hopes to complete their evaluations by tomorrow so expect to see another update tomorrow or Wednesday. We appreciate everyone's time and hard work on the submissions received. We are sorry we were unable to give direct feedback to everyone.

    • 10 months ago
    1. yuyaz77
      yuyaz77
      • 10 months ago

      OK.Good luck for everyone!!

      • 10 months ago
    2. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 10 months ago

      Same here - completely out the running myself but my sincerest best to everyone else.

      • 10 months ago
  • freshvibes
    freshvibes
    • 10 months ago

    Why is everything sealed??

    • 10 months ago
  • freshvibes
    freshvibes
    • 10 months ago

    It's also a nice way to learn

    • 10 months ago
  • Throndsen
    Throndsen
    • 10 months ago

    NASA - Thank You for the opportunity :-)

    • 10 months ago
  • Mary6000
    Mary6000
    • 10 months ago

    #extended time!!

    • 10 months ago
  • rafaelff95
    rafaelff95
    • 10 months ago

    Please, #extended time :,( I just finish my proposal

    • 10 months ago
  • JuanLovi
    JuanLovi
    • 10 months ago

    #extended time...

    • 10 months ago
  • JuanLovi
    JuanLovi
    • 10 months ago

    When is finished the contest? I have a design :(

    • 10 months ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 10 months ago

    Thank you all so much for participating in this contest! We've seen some really great creativity and professionalism in your designs. We hope to award the winner or winners sometime this week. Thank you for your patience!

    • 10 months ago
    1. digitalistan
      digitalistan
      • 10 months ago

      We wish success to the Gateway team and NASA Tournament Lab. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to compete. We're star dust and we're going back to them.

      • 10 months ago
    2. jeffd92
      jeffd92
      • 10 months ago

      1 star... damn yall lack taste

      • 10 months ago
  • yuyaz77
    yuyaz77
    • 10 months ago

    I appreciate the opportunity to present my talent on this platform for you.

    • 10 months ago
  • Creativdesigns2
    Creativdesigns2
    • 10 months ago

    Please check my entries #298 , #288 , #285 , #284 , #282 , Thank you !

    • 10 months ago
  • klal06
    klal06
    • 10 months ago

    #extended

    • 10 months ago
  • tyclfdweb
    tyclfdweb
    • 10 months ago

    Please check my entries: #572 , #492 , #481 , #394 , #380 , #346 , #345

    • 10 months ago
  • mediaartjobs
    mediaartjobs
    • 10 months ago

    Here is another version for the logo #568

    • 10 months ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 10 months ago

    Please Review #559 , #456 , #457 , # 455 and looking forward for your valuable feedback...Kits and Honor to work for the industry i wish to be in....Thank you to provide and opportunity to work on my dream place.

    • 10 months ago
  • grok13
    grok13
    • 10 months ago

    Any feedback?

    • 10 months ago
  • nagwa178
    nagwa178
    • 10 months ago

    Please check my entry# 494

    • 10 months ago
  • apolloart2018
    apolloart2018
    • 10 months ago

    #520 . Please check my entry.

    • 10 months ago
  • Vibecke
    Vibecke
    • 10 months ago

    some feedback also on the other entries?

    • 10 months ago
  • Dreahs
    Dreahs
    • 10 months ago

    Hello! Just submitted my entry and I am super excited to hear your feedback and hopefully be the lucky winner!! Like one of my fellow colleagues said below, there is no greater honor than to be able to provide the art for a movement that goes beyond barriers and exemplifies the desire and excitement for exploration!!!*fingers crossed*

    • 10 months ago
  • dawnboyd
    dawnboyd
    • 10 months ago

    This is truly exciting. Two of my favorite things, art and space exploration. Sweet! I can't even describe how amazing it would be to provide the art that represents Nasa in this venture. That is better then money!

    • 10 months ago
    1. EdinPON
      EdinPON
      • 10 months ago

      Right! This is really cool.

      • 10 months ago
  • RSSohel
    RSSohel
    • 10 months ago

    #extended

    • 10 months ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 10 months ago

    Kindly have look to Entry #457 #467 # 455 and please give me your valuable feedback

    • 10 months ago
  • babualoksarkar
    babualoksarkar
    • 10 months ago

    Today I feel so Proud for participate NASA contest. Thank you for bring us this contest. Please check my Entry #468 .

    • 10 months ago
  • edjahermar
    edjahermar
    • 10 months ago

    Solo tengo interés en el bien de la humanidad. Mi diseño está a su disposición y recibiré lo que ustedes tengan a bien pagarme por el. Espero poder aportar algo a su propósito. Gracias

    • 10 months ago
  • karlcanales
    karlcanales
    • 10 months ago

    please check #300 thank you

    • 10 months ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 10 months ago

    Kindly have look to Entry #457 .... I tried to follow Complete Brief with visualization and theme usually used in the industry ...Your Valuable feedback is asset for me please hoping to hear from you.

    • 10 months ago
  • WynandSharpfix
    WynandSharpfix
    • 10 months ago

    Mark M. sets a benchmark with comments helping other designers. #Check...check...check. Well done Mark for caring about someone else.

    • 10 months ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 10 months ago

      : )... Aw, shucks. T'weren't nuthin' - kind of you to say though, thanks

      • 10 months ago
  • EdenElements18
    EdenElements18
    • 10 months ago

    Please Review #458 . Feedback is gratefully appreciated.

    • 10 months ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 10 months ago

    Kindly have a review #455 and #456 embroidery mock-up

    • 10 months ago
  • iraiyer15
    iraiyer15
    • 10 months ago

    can I use the Q&A gateway image , I will just take a look to depict how the gateway will look like .

    • 10 months ago
  • tarekrfahmy
    tarekrfahmy
    • 10 months ago

    please check #450 , #451 , #453

    • 10 months ago
  • tarekrfahmy
    tarekrfahmy
    • 10 months ago

    please check #450 , #451

    • 10 months ago
  • michitodd
    michitodd
    • 10 months ago

    Please review #441 , #443 , #445

    • 10 months ago
  • michitodd
    michitodd
    • 10 months ago

    Such an exciting project! I've signed up to Freelancer.com.au to join in on this haha

    • 10 months ago
  • DimitrisTzen
    DimitrisTzen
    • 10 months ago

    Check please entry #419

    • 10 months ago
  • digitalistan
    digitalistan
    • 10 months ago

    please check & review #416 and #417

    • 10 months ago
  • studiomood
    studiomood
    • 10 months ago

    Please review #415

    • 10 months ago

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