Zim youth wins AU logo design contest

HARARE - A 22-year-old Zimbabwean graphic designer, Quentine Nyoni, has won a competition to design the logo for the African Union (AU) — a 54-member State continental body.

Nyoni — whose logo will now be the official AU 2017 theme emblem — beat contenders from other African countries to bag $1 000 prize money.

The Union’s officials said they went through a very rigorous process before settling for his logo, which will feature on AU’s communication materials and publications.

According to Nyoni, his design features “the element of hands and different gender symbols reaching towards each other, demonstrating the desire of Africa’s young men and women to work together towards harnessing the demographic dividend,” he said.

“The bars that protrude in and out of the African map represent the statistics that prove that the continent is currently experiencing and will continue to experience a youth bulge…,” Nyoni said.

Nyoni, who dreams of launching his own multimedia company one day, said he was part of the youth precession at the opening ceremony of the heads of State and government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month.

“I got to present the official AU flag, with my logo on it, to African heads of State and government. It was truly an honour . . . ,” he said.

Comments (6)

Congratulation Quentine for the success. I am a designer and trying to improve my skills. Here is one of my service: www.bit.ly/2ksIPbP

Shagufta - 8 February 2017

$1000? Seriously, AU must be joking. If this logo was done by a "professional from tender company" it would be at least $20000. Africa my Africa. Anyway, congratulation Nyoni, well done.

XG - 9 February 2017

You gotta be kidding me. A paltry $1000 for AU logo. This is robbery in broad day light. All the same congratulations young man. You did us proud.

ronzo - 9 February 2017

I am a logo designer, www.bit.ly/2kR6Fi7

boom - 9 February 2017

Congratulations young man just as well you are past the jurisdiction of another mampara minister who now wants graphic designing to be taught in vernacular...no other zimbos will win such competitions anymore. The prize money was much bigger but corruption made sure the final loot was only a paltry $1000 thats Africa.

Sinyo - 9 February 2017

AU logo design contest! Willing to participate in this contest. When will held this contest next? Awaiting for your response. Thanks! www.48hourslogo.com/inspiration/Events

Sharon Smith - 2 November 2017

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