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Monday, 10 February 2014

Mama Monday: Design Zambia's Golden Jubilee Independence Logo

© George Mutale's submission to #BeautifulLusaka.
 Check out the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
Submit a logo as iconic as the Cairo Road skyline
and as beautiful as this photo :).

This is an exact replica of document expressing the official call from the Zambia@50 Secretariat that has been circulated:

Create a Unique Logo Design for Zambia’s 50th Independence Anniversary
Are you a patriotic Zambian with a passion for your country?   Then this contest is for you! The Zambia@50 Secretariat is launching a contest to find the best logo for Zambia’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations and we want you to participate. The Logo Design Competition is now open!
To win simply submit an original logo design. You can only submit one design, so make sure it's your best! 

1.  The Contest is open to individuals living in and outside Zambia. The Contest is not open to companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc. or to groups associated with such institutions.
2.   Members of the Zambia Adjudicators Panel, the contest judges and their immediate family are not eligible to enter the Contest.
3.  Entrants must be of sufficient legal age and standing to enter into a contract with the Zambia@50 Secretariat as required below.

How to Enter
1.   Entries must be submitted by email to The entries must be submitted as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format, and or as a JPG. See the Submission Guidelines below for further information.
2.  The email or physical submission must include name, age, postal address, phone number and email address of the entrant.
3.   Physical or hardcopy submission must be posted to P.O. Box 30208, Lusaka or hand-delivered to the Zambia@50 Secretariat, Government Complex, 2nd Floor West Wing (Conference Centre side, entrance facing State Insurance Building)
4.   Only one Entry may be submitted by any one Entrant.
5.  Entries must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.
6.  The deadline for Entries is February 15th 2014 Zambian time.  (Btw I have no idea what that means!)
7.  We will attempt to keep all entries safely; however, we cannot be responsible for entries or responses lost in e-mail.
8.   There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Submission Guidelines
The purpose of the contest is to design a logo for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Celebrating 50 year of Zambia’s Independence. The logo will be used online, in print, on merchandise and will be placed on billboards, T-shirts, books, key holders, DVDs, commercial products, stickers for cars etc. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color, as well the ability for the logo to be animated. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing. While the logo needs to look good at relatively small sizes, it will not need to be shrunk for use on small items.
Because of the requirement to register the logo as an official logo, Entrants should take care to ensure that their Entries are not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images.  
This image should not be photographic.   The logo may contain the word Zambia, or symbolic representation of the country Zambia, but must also contain the number or word “50”. The logo must not contain any text apart from the words suggested here. Due to the requirements for high quality printing and re-sizing Entries must be submitted in very clear distinguishable colors.  

The limit on attachment sizes for our email is 5Mb. If your submission exceeds this size, even after compression, please send the images individually and note clearly in your emails that you are doing so.
Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the winning design will be announced through the public media.  Every effort will be made to inform the winner in time.   
The winning designer will receive:
1.    A cash prize of K5,000. (Five Thousand Kwacha )
2.    A unique certificate signed by the President of the Republic of Zambia.
3.    Official invitations to all Celebratory State Functions in their town or locality.
4.    The right to identify him/herself as the Zambia 50th Anniversary logo designer.

Judging and Selection of Winner
1.   The final winning design will be selected by judges appointed by the Zambia Adjudicator’s Panel. Their decision will be final. No further correspondence shall be entered into.
2.  Zambia@50 Secretariat reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
3.  The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the logo to Zambia@50 Secretariat.
4.   Accepting the prize constitutes permission for Zambia@50 Secretariat to make public and otherwise use winner’s name, and country of residence for publicity purposes. Further personal data may be requested but is not required.

Intellectual Property
1.   All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.
2.   All Entries will become the sole property of Zambia@50 Secretariat and may be used by the Secretariat, including the Zambia@50 Secretariat web sites and by such entities as the Secretariat may permit.
3.  The Entrant agrees to transfer all right and title to the Zambia@50 Secretariat in accordance with the Official Rules of this Contest.

Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Entrant and the Zambia@50 Secretariat in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant and the Zambia@50 Secretariat and relating to the Contest 


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