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June 19, 2018

World Standards Day design contest: What’s your crazy idea?

By ITU News

If you had access to the latest and greatest technology, what problem would you solve? And how would international standards help you?

Draw, animate or sketch your crazy idea and stand a chance of winning up to 1500 Swiss francs as part of this year’s World Standards Day design contest.

World Standards Day, 14 October, is this year dedicated to the theme: ‘International Standards and the 4th Industrial Revolution’.

The World Standards Day design contest will entertain the extraordinary possibilities appearing on the horizon as the world enters a new age of innovation marked by the convergence of our physical, digital and biological worlds.

How can I participate?

Think of a problem that you would like to solve

Think of advances in fields such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, and virtual reality. Consider the massive volume of data being collected and exchanged, and the growing sophistication of techniques to analyze this data.

An example of an entry to the contest (a comic strip showing pizza delivery by drone).

How could these advances help you to solve a problem facing your community or humanity at large?

And don’t be afraid to think of what could wrong. What might be some of the perhaps funny, perhaps scary, unintended consequences of these new technologies?

What type of international standards (real or imagined) could support your solution?

For example, where should data protection standards come into play? And how will standards ensure our safety in this brave new hyper-connected world?

Draw or animate or your idea

Use anything from stick figures to comic strips, digitally rendered designs and motion-graphic video to make the connection between problems, solutions and international standards.

Submit your artwork by uploading an image or video file to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube using the hashtag #mycrazyidea.

Follow the contest’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for live updates and interactive guidance. The contest’s winners will be decided online by public vote.

The deadline to enter the contest is 30 July 2018. Learn about the contest in greater detail here.

World Standards Day is celebrated each year on 14 October in tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide that dedicate their time and expertise to the development of international standards.

World Standards Day celebrations are led by the three leading international standards bodies, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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