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Calling All African Artists: Logo Design Contest for Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

Submit your entry by Friday, May 6!

This contest is now closed. View the winning logo and honorable mentions!


What is your vision of Africa’s digital future and the power of women and girls in creating it?


All women and girls deserve the opportunity to take part in the technology that is transforming our world. Bridging the digital gender gap is a critical step toward the vision of a thriving Africa—yet women are up to 50% less likely than men to be online, and the number of women in science and technology is alarmingly low. We believe that women’s access, use, creation and leadership in ICT is vital to unlocking Africa’s digital future.


Determined to tackle these barriers, we are organising an annual Summit on Women and Girls in Technology in Africa.


The inaugural summit will to take place in Accra, Ghana on September 13-14, 2016 (mark your calendars!). Through this first-ever event, we will bring together brilliant female leaders from across Africa to design solutions that will enable millions of African women and girls to benefit from access to technology—and use their skills to build a better Africa for all.


What we’re looking for:


We’re looking for a creative, fun, colorful and inspiring logo designed by an African artist to show the world our vision. You can find more details on the summit and its goals here: Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. The design will be used for this first and future editions of the Summit.


Keywords: Africa, information and communication technology (ICT), Internet, women and girls, gender equality, female empowerment


Prize: USD $1,000 plus a stipend to attend the summit.


Requirements for the logo:

  • The logos should be presented in both black-and-white and color
  • Delivered in multiple formats (e.g. EPS, PNG and SVG)
  • We will need low-to-medium-resolution for Web use, as well as hi-res for printed collateral (e.g. brochures, trade show exhibit walls, t-shirts, stickers) and for embroidered products (e.g. polo shirts, hats, visors, vests, etc.).
  • Must satisfy WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines


Note that the copyright will be ceded to us, and we will make the logo available under a Creative Commons license.


Submission deadline: May 6, 2016


To participate, please complete the contest entry form embedded below by Friday, May 6th. Upload your logo design submission in a shareable folder, such as via Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. and include the link in the form. Our team will review the entries and announce winners on Friday, May 13th. Good luck!


About us:


This Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is a collaboration between the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), the World Wide Web Foundation, the Ghana­-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI­-KACE), the African Development Bank, and UN Women.


If the entry form doesn’t load below, you can visit it directly on Google forms here. For questions about the logo contest or the summit, please reach out to Karolle Rabarison.


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