Madrid Launches World Youth Day Logo Contest

MADRID, Spain, MAY 7, 2009 ( The Archdiocese of Madrid is launching a competition to find a logo for the upcoming World Youth Day hosted by the city.

A prize of €15,000 ($20,115) will be awarded to the designer who submits the winning logo for the youth event, planned for Aug. 16-21, 2011.

Youth day organizers are looking for a unique, attractive and contemporary design to give a graphic identity to the event, a logo that will be used for the official Web site as well as various items in the pilgrim packet including a backpack, hat and fan.

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The contest is open to all professional graphic designers who operate in Spain. Documentation must be submitted by May 17 in order to enter the competition. 

A statement from the archdiocese noted, “World Youth Day is an event of a global and open nature — of Christian identity — promoted directly by the Pope, which invites young people from around the world, both Catholics as well as non-Catholics interested in knowing the message of Jesus Christ and having an experience of the Catholic Church.”

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