China's famed Yungang Grottoes is looking for an official logo
CGTN

The Yungang Grottoes, one of China's most famous Buddhist temple grottoes, is looking for an official logo, and is offering a prize of up to 10,000 yuan (1,490 U.S. dollars) for the right design. 

According to the site's research institute, the campaign is aimed at promoting the art and culture of the site. The campaign launched on Tuesday and will last until the end of 2019.

Yungang Grottoes, located in north China's Shanxi Province, is one of the renowned Buddhist temple grottoes across the country, along with Mogao Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes, and Maijishan Grottoes.

Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi Province. /VCG Photo‍

Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi Province. /VCG Photo‍

Housing 45 major caves, 1,100 niches and more than 53,000 statues, it is the largest area of ancient grottoes in the world. The site was enlisted as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.

The logo campaign is open to all designers and the general public around the world. The only requirement is to be "innovative," wrote the institute. 

The winning logo will be used on all occasions, so it needs to reflect the fundamental characteristics of what makes the grottoes unique.

Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi Province. /VCG Photo

Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi Province. /VCG Photo

All the design work will go through three rounds of review by a jury of experts. The winner will have his or her logo adopted, and receive the monetary prize.