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Australian JOTA-JOTI Badge

60th Jamboree On The Air / 22nd Jamboree On The Internet

20-21 October 2018


2018 JOTA-JOTI Badge Contest

The contest is to design a logo that will be used as the official Australian badge for JOTA-JOTI 2018. JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting and Guiding event and has over 1 million participants every year.

The theme for JOTA-JOTI 2018 is “Life on Land - United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15” – further information on the theme is at:


The logo design should help to portray the theme.


Design must include

§  The official title:61th JOTA – 22nd JOTI (may be expanded)

§  Year: 2018

§  The word or image indicating Australian badge

§  The Scouts Australia and Girl Guide Australia Emblem


Size of the design

Your design must fit in to a space of 6cm x 6cm. The size of your file (.png or .jpg) should be below 3Mb.

Designs which do not respect the rules will not be considered for the final selection.


Be creative and original

Create your badge design!

Designs which contain copyright images, graphic elements from previous years or artwork coming from clip art will not be considered.


Submitting your entry

Entries can be submitted up to midnight 16 July 2018. Please submit your entry using the form available at:

In submitting a design the entrant agrees that the design becomes the intellectual property of the Scout Association Australia, and that they surrender their rights to the design.

Those entering the contest must be a registered youth member or Scout Association of Australia or Girl Guides Australia. Please provide your membership number with your entry.


Contest Details

The winner, and runner-up, will be selected by a specially selected panel.

The designs chosen will be:
• Compliant with the general rules mentioned here
• Adhere to technical constraints specified under the rules
• Relevant to theme

The winner will be chosen based on the following criteria:
• Composition,
• Functionality,
• Creativity,
• Technique,
• Originality,
• Visual appeal and
• Overall impression

The winner will be announced in July 2018.

Scouts Australia graphic designers will adapt the design and adjust the logo for the final production of the JOTA-JOTI badges.



The JOTA-JOTI Badge is a Special Event Badge, and may be worn on the uniform for up to 3 months IF APPROVED by your Branch Chief Commissioner. See HERE for the rules relating to badges on the uniform. Contact your Branch Coordinator to confirm that the badge can be worn on your uniform.

Place your Group's Badge order with your Branch HQ (or Scout Shop) from the start of September. Badges can be delivered from around the start of October. Contact your Branch/Region JOTA-JOTI Coordinator for more information.

Please note that the Badges are not available from the National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator.