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February 16, 2022

50 years of U.S.-Qatar bilateral relations – logo contest


From 2022 to 2023 the U.S. Embassy in Doha will celebrate 50 years of U.S.-Qatar bilateral relations. To mark the occasion the Embassy announces a competition to design a logo to be used starting March 2022.

On March 19, 1972, the United States established diplomatic relations with Qatar following Qatar’s independence. To celebrate these 50 years of friendship and partnership, the U.S. Embassy will be using a special logo throughout the year designed Qatar’s creative community.

Citizens and residents of Qatar are encouraged to submit their logo design to this contest. Please be read the full contest rules to ensure entry eligibility and submit your design to pasdoha@state.gov. We look forward to receiving your entry!


Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open to Qatar citizens and residents.
  2. One or more submissions per person are acceptable.  Each submission must be sent in a separate email.
  3. All entries must be submitted by email at pasdoha@state.gov no later than March 1 at 4:00 PM. Please note “Logo Contest 50” in the subject line of your email. Your email must include your full name and your phone number.
  4. The contest is open from February 16 to March 1 Submission after 4:00 PM on March 1 will not be considered.
  5. All logo submissions may be shared on the U.S. Embassy Doha social media profiles.
  6. Logos must be submitted as JPEG or PNG files by email. For quality reproduction purposes, the winning entry must later be submitted in scalable vector graphic format (EPS or AI).  Color must be CMYK, though the logo may also be produced in black and white. Contestants are advised to avoid gradients and half-tones.
  7. The logo must be easy to use, handle, resize, and manipulate for all reproduction purposes.  It should be visually appealing on both small (as small as 2 cm x 2 cm) and large scales.


Determination of Winner and Prize

The winning design will be selected by a panel comprised of U.S. Embassy Doha officials and employees. Entries will be judged on their visual appeal, adherence to the concept prompting the contest, quality of design, and ease of reproduction for the purposes stated above.

The grand prize will receive a certificate of recognition from the Charge d’Affaires and will be the guest of honor at a logo reveal ceremony.

The winner will be notified via email and announced on the U.S. Embassy Doha website and social media channels.

* U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, and employees of the U.S. Mission to Doha and their family members are not eligible to participate.


Intellectual Property

Entrants affirm their submissions are their own original work, have not been copied from others or from previous designs, including their own, and do not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.

Submissions become the sole property of the U.S. Embassy Doha and may be used for any U.S. Embassy Doha purposes, including, but not limited to, display on websites, business cards, letterhead, posters, and other materials.

The U.S. Embassy Doha shall have the right to adapt, edit, modify, or otherwise use the winning submission in part or in its entirety in whatever manner it deems appropriate.

The U.S. Embassy Doha reserves the right to choose not to use the winning entry as described in these contest guidelines.

The U.S. Embassy Doha reserves the right to use any other entry for promotional or business purposes in the future.



The U.S. Embassy Doha reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest and award the prize by alternate means if fraud or technical failure is determined at any time by the U.S. Embassy Doha, including after the submission window has closed.

By entering this competition, entrants declare that they have read and accept the contest rules.



Bilateral relations are strong and continuous to grow, with the United States and Qatar coordinating closely on a wide range of regional and global issues. Together, we support progress, stability and prosperity in the region, and cooperate on security in the Arabian Gulf region. The United States welcomes hundreds of Qatari students in the United States every year, and six major U.S. universities have branch campuses in Qatar. The United States and Qatar have extensive economic ties. As Qatar’s largest foreign direct investor and its single largest source of imports, the United States has developed a robust trade relationship with Qatar, with over 120 U.S companies operating in country. Exemplifying the strong bilateral relationship, the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture began in December 2020 and proceeded through January 2022 with the involvement of the Government of Qatar, the U.S. Embassy in Doha, and various cultural and academic stakeholders.