The Secretariat of the Cyprus EU Presidency announced here on Thursday the launch of a competition to create a special logo in view of the assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the EU by the Republic of Cyprus on July 1st 2012.
The competition comprises two phases: the design of the logo and the development of the visual identity manual (technical specifications for the various applications). The competition is addressed to Applied Arts’ and Fine Arts’ designers and artists, Graphic Design Departments of Higher and Tertiary Educational Institutions and advertising and communication agencies.
“We envisage a logo that promotes the image of the Republic of Cyprus, the Council of the EU as an institution, as well as the EU as a whole”, the Head of the Secretariat of Cyprus EU Presidency, Andreas Moleskis, said at a press conference here today.
“We look forward to the creation of a logo that will serve as the trademark of the Cyprus EU Presidency and which will point out the added value of Cyprus as an EU member state as well as our citizens’ ability to contribute not only in political, economic and social areas but also in disciplines such as the arts, history and culture”, he added.
Participants will have to submit their proposals to the offices of the Secretariat of the Cyprus EU Presidency by May 27, according to the detailed instructions posted on the preliminary website of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU on
All proposals will be assessed by a special Evaluation Committee comprising Moleskis, the President of the Pierides Foundation Demetris Pierides, a representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture, a representative of the Press and Information Office, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the President of EKATE Daphne Trimikliniotis, graphic designer Stelios Karamalakis and historian, researcher, author Ahmet Djavit.
The winning logo will be chosen by the President of the Republic / Council of Ministers from a short list submitted to them by the Evaluation Committee, a standard practice procedure applied by all Presiding countries of the Council of the EU.
“This is the first time Cyprus assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU and it is very important that everybody is actively involved in this huge effort to make this a successful and constructive Presidency”, stressed Moleskis, highlighting the challenge faced by the Republic of Cyprus, when it will be speaking on behalf of 500 million European citizens during the second half of 2012.

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