NASA In-Space Manufacturing Logo Challenge

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $300
  • Entries Received: 887
  • Winner: FrankyHW

Contest Brief

In Space Manufacturing or ISM is responsible for developing the manufacturing capabilities that will provide on-demand, sustainable operations during NASA Exploration Missions (in-transit and on-surface). This includes testing and advancing the desired technologies, as well as establishing the required skills and processes (such as certification and characterization) that will enable the technologies to become institutionalized.

The key capabilities being developed in ISM to support this “make it, don’t take it” approach include developing a 3D printing Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) which can manufacture parts in space using multiple materials, as well as the ability to embed printed electronics, in-space recycling of printed parts and other materials such as packaging in order to reduce mass and waste, and manufacturing structures externally in space. In 2015, the ISM project made history by sending the first 3D printer to ISS and manufacturing the first parts ever in space. This was a critical first step in demonstrating additive manufacturing in microgravity.

These new 3-D printing technologies will provide the capability to produce hardware on-demand, directly lowering cost and decreasing risk by having the exact part or tool needed in the time it takes to print. This capability will also provide a much-needed solution to the cost, volume, and up-mass constraints that prohibit launching everything needed for long-duration or long-distance missions from Earth, including spare parts and replacement systems. This project is the first step towards realizing a “machine shop” in space, which is a critical enabling component of any deep space exploration mission.
The ISM Project is under the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Office of Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) and is led out of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

The goal of this challenge is to develop a project graphic and/or patch. The product should graphically convey the key theme of space exploration and on-demand manufacturing/repair. The graphic will be 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.

Solution 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 capture the ISM Project?

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

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Employer Feedback

“FrankyHW did an outstanding job of creating a logo for use with our NASA In Space Manufacturing Project Logo. This was a contest and this design was selected from 1114 entries from 442 freelancers.”

Profile image nasacoeci, United States.

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Public Clarification Board

  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Congratulations to FrankyHW for his winning submission #576! Thanks to all of the Freelancers who participated in this contest! This was a really hard decision and we have been incredibly pleased with the high quality of work and creativity that you have all done here.

    • 1 year ago
    1. bilelnajjar
      bilelnajjar
      • 1 year ago

      Congratulations

      • 1 year ago
    2. thomasthaulow
      thomasthaulow
      • 1 year ago

      I Agree, Would be nice to know how far up or down we came...

      • 1 year ago
  • corradoenlaweb
    corradoenlaweb
    • 1 year ago

    Es raro que la Nasa no apueste por diseños limpios y planos, ya que ese es el futuro, los diseño muy cargados no se usan, pero bueno cada quien con sus gustos. Felicidades!

    • 1 year ago
    1. marujane76
      marujane76
      • 1 year ago

      Yo creo que el concurso fue falso,otro robo de ideas a los diseñadores, ya el hecho que fuera tan bajo el premio para un concurso de la Nasa lo hacia sospechoso...

      • 1 year ago
    2. ManuelRuizH
      ManuelRuizH
      • 1 year ago

      Jajaja yo tambien tenia mis dudas de la legitimidad del concurso, no se si notaste que el ganador se inscribio en Freelancer apenas el mes pasado.

      • 1 year ago
  • OriginalDaily
    OriginalDaily
    • 1 year ago

    I think the winner is well deserved - and all those saying otherwise are just full of $hit.

    • 1 year ago
    1. OriginalDaily
      OriginalDaily
      • 1 year ago

      Congratulations.

      • 1 year ago
    2. FrankyHW
      FrankyHW
      • 1 year ago

      Hoo !! Thank's !!! :)

      • 1 year ago
  • rafaelffontes
    rafaelffontes
    • 1 year ago

    Congratulations for the winner! Nasa, can you tell us if you made a ranking of the better options? Or, maybe, the logos that you were in doubt to choice? We know we have 77 best submissions, but it could be nice we know how close we get to be the winner! Thanks!

    • 1 year ago
  • buckscreative
    buckscreative
    • 1 year ago

    I agree ManuelRuizH - It's a shame because NASA's elegant nature hasn't been reflected in the design at all. 3D printing is the future - it is molecular - it is fluid - this logo doesn't reflect this (personally) - I guess at the end of the day we all have our own opinions and know what we feel is right. Plus, design by committee can be a dangerous thing. Maybe next time eh!

    • 1 year ago
  • blackburn116
    blackburn116
    • 1 year ago

    According to your specifications i made some changes on the project.
    Would be glad to know what you think.
    Thanks again for your time.
    Preview:
    https://i.gyazo.com/7141c288786299ba180ca3ce0cf03be4.png
    https://i.gyazo.com/6c40fc1edd28e7faefc5f1fbfae3b680.png

    • 1 year ago
  • Didarulhayder
    Didarulhayder
    • 1 year ago

    Best of luck . Hope bring us well as well.

    • 1 year ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Thanks for all of the amazing submissions! This must be some kind of record with over 1000 submissions! You all really outdid yourselves. We are already evaluating the submissions and will be making our selection some time in the next 2 weeks.

    • 1 year ago
    1. chrisnortier
      chrisnortier
      • 1 year ago

      Hi, i already added my jpeg before it ended. My question is how and were i send you the additional zip with all the files you were asking for. (Cause i could not do it via freelancer)

      • 1 year ago
    2. KillerPom
      KillerPom
      • 1 year ago

      Just Jpeg files for now. If your design is selected, the project moves to a period of time called the Project Handover. This is a private discussion between you and the client. During that time, you can revise the design and/or send all of the files. But for now at this stage of the project, you can only offer image files.

      • 1 year ago
  • tvikoner
    tvikoner
    • 1 year ago

    Good afternoon, Check #1065 Downloaded the link with developed ISM Logo for circular patch. Hope You'll enjoy it. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/huta2pu7nbb1dcw/AAALdBRMn8R_XWrTMCKYBMEda?

    • 1 year ago
  • BENYUSG
    BENYUSG
    • 1 year ago

    Hi nasacoeci! #1019 . I similary made a logo with the changes you suggested, but the contest was closed. If you want to see it, I can email you a picture. Thanks!
    How I can upload the new circle wersion?

    • 1 year ago
  • TripleDEKer
    TripleDEKer
    • 1 year ago

    Hey NASA. I made a logo with the changes you suggested, but the contest was closed. If you want to see it, I can email you a picture. Thanks!

    • 1 year ago
  • wkeirn
    wkeirn
    • 1 year ago

    Is there a way to see everyone's entries now that the contest is done? I would love to see all the other creative submissions. Thank you for this logo challenge. It was fun considering all the times I've been to Space Camp and designed patches for the Pathfinder program.

    • 1 year ago
  • ManuelRuizH
    ManuelRuizH
    • 1 year ago

    Dear Nasacoeci, for me it was a pleasure to work for NASA. Doing research theme in space manufacturing and 3D printing. I remain at your complete service for any modification that you need in my designs. #1097 #713 #526 #524 #715 and #716

    • 1 year ago
  • andrejuliob
    andrejuliob
    • 1 year ago

    I discovery too late this chalenge! I make my logo and i so excited to post, but is to late, the time is over! :/ please, 1 minute more!

    • 1 year ago
  • adamsrebniak
    adamsrebniak
    • 1 year ago

    Good luck to... all of us. I hope to see some great ideas :)
    My entry #1091.

    • 1 year ago
  • prelldesign
    prelldesign
    • 1 year ago

    #1135

    • 1 year ago
    1. prelldesign
      prelldesign
      • 1 year ago

      omg.. my entrie was in the last minute... :D

      • 1 year ago
  • Hadjayedkhalil
    Hadjayedkhalil
    • 1 year ago

    #1133

    • 1 year ago
  • piorkomarek
    piorkomarek
    • 1 year ago

    I made 1129. Although I wanted to upload zip file, an error occured and all I could do was upload 4 jpgs. I hope this will not be rejected.

    • 1 year ago
  • prelldesign
    prelldesign
    • 1 year ago

    #1123 #1128

    • 1 year ago
  • ricardoranal
    ricardoranal
    • 1 year ago

    Hi nasacoeci! I just send my contribution (#1115) for the "NASA In-Space Manufacturing Logo Challenge". Could you check this graphic project? I hope you enjoy! Ricardo Ranal.

    • 1 year ago
  • Pragya9196
    Pragya9196
    • 1 year ago

    Even after uploading the images, why is the entry not getting submitted? it shows that i have already uploaded the files, but while submitting the entry, it is again asking to upload the image.

    • 1 year ago
    1. miriamborns
      miriamborns
      • 1 year ago

      Had the same issue! Just give it a few minutes and try again. I think the servers are getting a bit overloaded right now since the countdown to the finish has begun. Good luck!

      • 1 year ago
  • miriamborns
    miriamborns
    • 1 year ago

    Check out 1111 with the new circular design as you had mentioned in your feedback. So grateful for this opportunity and good luck to all!

    • 1 year ago
  • miriamborns
    miriamborns
    • 1 year ago

    Hello NASACoesci! I resubmitted another design with the suggestions you gave me this morning. I put four files in with color and black and white, but only the color on black is showing as my example. When I try to resubmit the other three, it says I already have, so hopefully you can see those too. Thanks for the opportunity!

    • 1 year ago
    1. miriamborns
      miriamborns
      • 1 year ago

      Oops! I'm number 1101 by the way! And I have the AI files if they are needed.

      • 1 year ago
    2. miriamborns
      miriamborns
      • 1 year ago

      OK, just ignore all the last statements above this one! I resubmitted all four of the new designs based on your feedback from this morning. I suppose your servers are going bonkers right now with last minute submission like mine! So all four versions should be in version 1111. This was so much fun and a great learning experience!

      • 1 year ago
  • prelldesign
    prelldesign
    • 1 year ago

    pls extend..

    • 1 year ago
  • prelldesign
    prelldesign
    • 1 year ago

    #1098

    • 1 year ago
  • ManuelRuizH
    ManuelRuizH
    • 1 year ago

    Dear Nasacoeci, I am sending improvements you suggested for the ISM logo on entry #1097 Sincerely, Manuel Ruiz

    • 1 year ago
  • poraca
    poraca
    • 1 year ago

    Hello, I submitted #965 with all color & b/w pictures together, or should there be an entry for each individual one?

    • 1 year ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Submitting the images together is fine. Thanks!

      • 1 year ago
  • Edwardtising
    Edwardtising
    • 1 year ago

    please check #1086 Thanks.

    • 1 year ago
  • nsh570fb91e55267
    nsh570fb91e55267
    • 1 year ago

    Please do check entry #1081. Thank you.

    • 1 year ago
  • KillerPom
    KillerPom
    • 1 year ago

    Hello, I have updated my concept. Please review #1082. Thank you!

    • 1 year ago
  • lausac
    lausac
    • 1 year ago

    Please chek entry #1079

    • 1 year ago
  • Gsusmartin7
    Gsusmartin7
    • 1 year ago

    Hi! I just uploaded my last design, check #1075. Good luck everyone!

    • 1 year ago
  • tvikoner
    tvikoner
    • 1 year ago

    #1071 Check it !

    • 1 year ago
  • grafykk
    grafykk
    • 1 year ago

    Op2 from feedback done! #1070 Thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • dansousa87
    dansousa87
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, people! Check #1069, please. Thanks!

    • 1 year ago
  • Sevalgo
    Sevalgo
    • 1 year ago

    I could design all day long... Wait that's what i'm doing! Mine is #1067.

    • 1 year ago
  • rodolfosouza93
    rodolfosouza93
    • 1 year ago

    I made the changes from your feedback, please check #1066
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    • 1 year ago

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