NASA Contest: Design the Gateway Program Graphic

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $300
  • Entries Received: 523

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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Public Clarification Board

  • freshvibes
    freshvibes
    • 2 hours ago

    Why is everything sealed??

    • 2 hours ago
  • freshvibes
    freshvibes
    • 2 hours ago

    It's also a nice way to learn

    • 2 hours ago
  • tobybridson
    tobybridson
    • 1 day ago

    580 people freely supply their time, effort and resources, of which only 1 will earn a measly $300. 1st time, found he whole process interesting and flawed - this stuff is killing the creative industry.

    • 1 day ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 22 hours ago

      All I know is that every single person who put in for this Contest tried – and it cost them something to do it. Whilst trying for this there was a dozen other jobs they could have been trying for, many of which probably were paying more – but they went for this one.

      Probably because – unlike those other jobs - this job matters. And so. They tried. I trust you're picking up on the recurring motif.

      Sometimes these things just matter. More.

      Peace. M

      • 22 hours ago
    2. tobybridson
      tobybridson
      • 4 hours ago

      Heh, heh.... nothing like a keyboard warrior fighting the good fight, stirring the pot for a distorted righteous belief. Thanks for the banter, I do enjoy our lengthy* discussions. Guessing you'll be writing your next manifesto in triplicate below as each epiphany bubbles up from the oozing quagmire?... and discuss...

      • 4 hours ago
  • Throndsen
    Throndsen
    • 1 day ago

    NASA - Thank You for the opportunity :-)

    • 1 day ago
  • Mary6000
    Mary6000
    • 1 day ago

    #extended time!!

    • 1 day ago
  • rafaelff95
    rafaelff95
    • 2 days ago

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

    • 2 days ago
  • JuanLovi
    JuanLovi
    • 3 days ago

    #extended time...

    • 3 days ago
  • JuanLovi
    JuanLovi
    • 3 days ago

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

    • 3 days ago
  • Maboy
    Maboy
    • 3 days 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.

    • 3 days ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 4 days 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!

    • 4 days ago
    1. digitalistan
      digitalistan
      • 4 days 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.

      • 4 days ago
    2. jeffd92
      jeffd92
      • 3 days ago

      1 star... damn yall lack taste

      • 3 days ago
  • yuyaz77
    yuyaz77
    • 4 days ago

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

    • 4 days ago
  • Creativdesigns2
    Creativdesigns2
    • 4 days ago

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

    • 4 days ago
  • klal06
    klal06
    • 4 days ago

    #extended

    • 4 days ago
  • tyclfdweb
    tyclfdweb
    • 4 days ago

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

    • 4 days ago
  • mediaartjobs
    mediaartjobs
    • 4 days ago

    Here is another version for the logo #568

    • 4 days ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 4 days 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.

    • 4 days ago
  • grok13
    grok13
    • 4 days ago

    Any feedback?

    • 4 days ago
  • nagwa178
    nagwa178
    • 4 days ago

    Please check my entry# 494

    • 4 days ago
  • apolloart2018
    apolloart2018
    • 4 days ago

    #520. Please check my entry.

    • 4 days ago
  • Vibecke
    Vibecke
    • 4 days ago

    some feedback also on the other entries?

    • 4 days ago
  • Dreahs
    Dreahs
    • 5 days 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*

    • 5 days ago
  • dawnboyd
    dawnboyd
    • 5 days 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!

    • 5 days ago
    1. EdinPON
      EdinPON
      • 5 days ago

      Right! This is really cool.

      • 5 days ago
  • RSSohel
    RSSohel
    • 5 days ago

    #extended

    • 5 days ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 5 days ago

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

    • 5 days ago
  • babualoksarkar
    babualoksarkar
    • 5 days ago

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

    • 5 days ago
  • edjahermar
    edjahermar
    • 5 days 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

    • 5 days ago
  • karlcanales
    karlcanales
    • 5 days ago

    please check #300 thank you

    • 5 days ago
  • leozepelin
    leozepelin
    • 6 days ago

    This makes us like slaves... Only 300 dollars??? If the nasa budget for 2018 is US$19,1 billion!!!

    • 6 days ago
    1. harits90
      harits90
      • 6 days ago

      19 billion for NASA SLS rocket + research program.

      • 6 days ago
    2. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 5 days ago

      @Leonardo - NASA's anual funding budget is irrelevant this job. If you have a problem with the prize value use the provided #increaseprize hash tag located under the reply box when you post a comment - otherwise, this discussion is over. You raised the matter once already, posting the same message again is just yourself trolling. Knock it on the head, please.

      • 5 days ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 5 days 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.

    • 5 days ago
  • WynandSharpfix
    WynandSharpfix
    • 6 days ago

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

    • 6 days ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 5 days ago

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

      • 5 days ago
  • leozepelin
    leozepelin
    • 1 week ago

    Only 300 dollars??? If the nasa budget for 2018 is US$19,1 billion...

    • 1 week ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 6 days ago

      @Sd Sami H. - Thanks, Sami. Very kind of you to say. Good to know that speech wasn't entirely wasted.... M ; )

      • 6 days ago
    2. AGML
      AGML
      • 5 days ago

      I agree! We all have become slaves! Sinds the crisis creatives have become underpayed and i will not supmit to this slaverey! A urns more then us! What is happening to us. We give vorm to all that matters and are consided to be the last thing they are willing to gif any mony to! I have not partisipateted in any of these so called contastes sinds 2008! You people are ruaning the whole industrie by giving them your best stuff for nothing. ARE YOU CRAZY! Living with your parents will give you nice pocked money but i have to pay my bills. A logo for 50$. They must be kidding.

      • 5 days ago
  • EdenElements18
    EdenElements18
    • 5 days ago

    Please Review #458. Feedback is gratefully appreciated.

    • 5 days ago
  • Fedodido
    Fedodido
    • 5 days ago

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

    • 5 days ago
  • iraiyer15
    iraiyer15
    • 5 days ago

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

    • 5 days ago
  • tarekrfahmy
    tarekrfahmy
    • 5 days ago

    please check #450 , #451,#453

    • 5 days ago
  • tarekrfahmy
    tarekrfahmy
    • 6 days ago

    please check #450,#451

    • 6 days ago
  • michitodd
    michitodd
    • 6 days ago

    Please review #441, #443, #445

    • 6 days ago
  • michitodd
    michitodd
    • 6 days ago

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

    • 6 days ago
  • DimitrisTzen
    DimitrisTzen
    • 6 days ago

    Check please entry #419

    • 6 days ago
  • digitalistan
    digitalistan
    • 6 days ago

    please check & review #416 and #417

    • 6 days ago

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