Brand policy

The brand policy of Sähkökilta tells how various symbols related to Sähkökilta should be used.

I GENERAL PROVISIONS

§1 Purpose

Regulations on the Guild's emblems, flag, badges, titles, and their use are set out in this Flag and Emblem Protocol, insofar as the Guild's Rules do not specify otherwise. More detailed information on the appearance and dimensions of the emblems, flags, and badges mentioned in this Protocol is provided in the Guild’s graphic guidelines. This Protocol also covers the Guild’s anthem.

§2 Samples

Sample badges are stored and maintained by the Guild's chairperson. The chairperson will keep a list of the badges and standards awarded, along with the recipient’s name, date, and award criteria.

§3 Issuing awards and recognitions

Individually awarded badges of merit, standards, honorary memberships, and badges of honour will be presented to award winners at the Guild's annual celebration or other festive event. The awards will be presented by the Guild’s chairperson, or, in the chairperson’s absence, by a person appointed by the Guild's board. The right to wear badges of merit and honour will begin immediately after they have been awarded.

§4 Honours Committee

The Guild has an Honours Committee, whose duty is to prepare for the awarding of honours and recognitions specified in this Flag and Emblem Protocol. More detailed provisions on the Honours Committee are laid down in the Rules of Procedure of the Honours Committee.

II GUILD EMBLEM

§5 The Guild’s emblem

The Guild’s emblem is a 16-tooth cogwheel with two crossed lightning bolts on top. The cogwheel is blue in colour, and the lightning bolts are yellow.

§6 Use of the Guild’s emblem

The Guild's emblem can be used in the Guild’s own activities and with the permission of the Guild's board.

III GUILD FLAGS

§7 The Guild flag

The Guild flag features the Guild’s black cogwheel emblem on a white background.

§8 Use of the flag

The Guild's flag is used during festivities and ceremonies organised by the Guild, and, with the permission of the Guild's board, in other events as well.

§9 Saluting with the flag

The flag is used to salute the head of state, the national anthem, and the deceased by slowly lowering it to a 45-degree angle and slowly lifting it back up after the salute.

§10 Flag guard and carrying the flag

When carried without a protective cover or casing, the flag must be accompanied by a flag guard formed by two guild members. The flag bearer and flag guard must always wear a teekkari cap.

§11 Guild standard

The Guild's standard features the Guild’s emblem on a white background.

The standard may be awarded, at the Honours Committee’s suggestion and by the decision of the Guild’s board, to persons and entities who have promoted the Guild's ambitions through their work or actions.

IV GUILD SASH

§12 Guild sash

Upstanding members of the Guild can obtain a guild sash from the Guild’s sales department.

§13 Wearing the Guild’s sash

The Guild’s sash may only be worn with formal attire.

The sash is worn as a loop from the right shoulder to the left hip underneath the vest and jacket, but never over an exposed shoulder. If the shoulder is exposed, the sash should run from the top edges of the front and back of the dress to the hip, from right to left. If wearing something other than a tailcoat or a dark suit, the sash may also be tied in a bow. The recommended placement for the bow is above the chest on the right side.

V THE GUILD’S BADGES AND DECORATIONS

§14 Badge of honour

The badge of honour is a golden emblem of the Guild.

The badge of honour is awarded to honorary members.

Recipients of the badge of honour will also be given a miniature version of the badge.

§15 Silver Badge of Merit

The Silver Badge of Merit is a silver emblem of the Guild.

The Silver Badge of Merit may be awarded, at the Honours Committee’s suggestion and by the decision of the Guild’s board, to persons and entities who have promoted the Guild's ambitions through their selfless actions.

The Silver Badge of Merit is also awarded to the members of the Guild's board.

Recipients of the Silver Badge of Merit will also be given a miniature version of the badge.

§16 Bronze Badge of Merit

The Bronze Badge of Merit is a bronze emblem of the Guild.

The right to wear the Bronze Badge of Merit is granted to the Guild's personnel.

Recipients of the Bronze Badge of Merit will also be given a miniature version of the badge.

§17 Wearing badges

Badges must always be worn in a dignified and respectful manner.

The right to carry a badge is given for life. Badges are worn in the middle of the guild sash; miniature badges are worn in the middle of the left lapel or over the heart. Only the most valuable of the badges and miniatures is worn at a time.

§18 Revoking the right to wear decorations

The Guild's board may revoke the right to wear a badge or the guild sash, either for a fixed period or indefinitely, from a person who has grossly damaged the reputation of the Guild or its decorations.

VI GUILD TITLES

§19 Skilta Member of the Year

Skilta Member of the Year is a title that can be awarded annually to one of the Guild’s full members who has proven during the past year to be approachable, inspiring to other members, and interested in the Guild’s matters.

Members will elect the Skilta Member of the Year from among their number in a two-round election. In the first round, full members can nominate candidates for the title of the Skilta Member of the Year. In the second round, an election that takes at least one week will be held between the candidates as a secret ballot. The Honours Committee will make the decisions regarding the organisation of the election and further details.

The title of the Skilta Member of the Year will be granted at the Guild's annual celebration, and the right to use this title will last until the next annual celebration.

§20 Skilta Lecturer of the Year

The Skilta Lecturer of the Year is a title that can be awarded annually to one person who teaches electrical engineering at Tampere University and who has proven to be approachable and interested in students and good learning outcomes during the past year.

The Lecturer of the Year will be chosen by the Guild’s board based on the proposals submitted by the members.

The title of the Lecturer of the Year will be awarded at the Guild's annual celebration, and the right to use this title will last until the next annual celebration. A guild standard will be issued together with the title.

VII GUILD ANTHEM

§21 Guild anthem

The Guild's anthem is SIK-hymni; it is sung once with vigour after the Teekkari Hymn (Teekkarihymni) once a sufficient number of Guild members is deemed to be present.

VIII SPECIAL PROVISIONS

§22 Amending the Flag and Emblem Protocol

This Protocol and all related amendments will be adopted by a three-fourths (3/4) majority at the Guild meeting.

§23 Entry into force

This Flag and Emblem Protocol will enter into force on 10 November 2020.

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