There is a possibility that one or more journals in the future will consider accepting SBOL files as part of manuscript submissions. In order to highlight authors who do submit SBOL information, it has been suggested that such papers be given some form of recognition through the use of SBOL compliance badges. It has been proposed to design two badges initially, these include:
1. “SBOL Standard” compliant which would mean that the design is available in SBOL format in a public repository.
2. "SBOL Visual" compliant which would mean that designs in the paper are depicted using SBOL Visual.
We would like to issue a competition to anyone who might wish to come up with the design for two badges that would correspond to the above categories. A $50 Amazon online gift card will be awarded to the winner, plus a free copy of the book "Enzyme Kinetics for Systems Biologists", 2nd Edition. Runner ups will be awarded honorable mentions.
Submission of the compliance badges should preferably be in a vector format such as eps, AI, PDF or SVG. Competitors can submit badges in png format if this is unavoidable. An example of a set of icons but from a different domain, can be seen here
The deadline for submitting the icons will be the 2nd April, 2013. The winner will be decided by an SBOL community vote by the end of April 2013. Anyone is welcome to submit icons for the prize!