CBCP launches logo design competition for ‘500YOC’

CBCP launches logo design competition for ‘500YOC’

By CBCP News

February 6, 2019

Manila, Philippines

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has launched a logo competition for the 500th anniversary of the coming of Christianity to the country.

The contest was announced on Feb. 3, and is open to all artists, whether amateurs or professionals.

Organizers said the CBCP is looking for a logo that will more or less capture the “pastoral prominence” of the great jubilee of 2021, also dubbed as “500YOC”.

“It is suggested that the logo should be conceptualized with the painting of Amorsolo titled ‘The first baptism in the Philippines’ in mind,” they said.

Submissions will be accepted until March 1, 2019, with the winning logo expected to be announced later this year.

Organizers said participants may join the competition in their capacity as individuals or even as a team and may submit more than one entry.

Guidelines for submission request that applicants must submit their “original” works and “must not be based on or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs”.

Criteria for judging include relevance, originality and aesthetics.

Individuals interested in joining the contest may visit the website, https://500yoc.com/, for more information.