Frederica Scott Vollrath designs a winner

World Standards Day 2013 poster competition results

By Janice Blondeau

Each year the WSC (World Standards Cooperation) runs a competition to find the poster to provide the visual identity for World Standards Day, 14 October. The theme for World Standards Day 2013 is "International Standards ensure positive change". The winning poster was designed by Frederica Scott Vollrath of Germany.

World Standards Day 2013 poster

World Standards Day 2013 ensuring positive change

Vollrath who pockets the first prize of CHF 1 500 is a freelance designer based in Berlin, Germany. Born in the UK, she was raised in Denmark, England and Kenya, where she was home-schooled on a remote field station set in the middle of the African bush.

Winners are grinners

Vollrath graduated with a BA (Hons) in 3D design in 2011 from University College Falmouth, UK where the degree course is based on two central themes, sustainability and community. With subtle humour and an imaginative use of colour, Vollrath's graphic and three dimensional work reflects her commitment to the idea that good design is the key to sustainable living. No stranger to WSD poster design, Vollrath was a runner-up in the 2012 competition.

Social media helps spread the World Standards Day message

The winning poster will be a central part of the promotion and celebration of World Standards Day 2013 around the world. This year’s poster competition was promoted via social media. Five finalists were selected by the WSC, and the public was invited to vote online to choose the winner.

Runners-up receiving CHF 500 each are:

  • The team of Seuwandi Yapa and Samith Roshan (Philippines)
  • Taylor Marquis (Canada)
  • Dimitri Monnois (France)

14 October is World Standards Day

The World Standards Cooperation was set up in 2001 to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based International Standards of IEC, ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (the International Telecommunication Union).

Each year on 14 October, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, to raise awareness and pay tribute to the thousands of experts worldwide who develop International Standards.

Download the World Standards Day 2013 Poster.

WSD-2013-600x800 World Standards Day 2013 poster
Frederica Scott Vollrath Photo Designer Frederica Scott Vollrath whose poster won the WSD 2013 poster competition
Tug-of-war1 The theme for World Standards Day 2013 is "International Standards ensure positive change"