African Union

African Union logo design contest (prize money)

Your design will be the face of the African Union mission to enhance the quality of education in the continent. There is also a sizeable cash reward and a trip to a great African country.

The African Union (AU) is on duty to “reorient Africa’s education and training systems to meet the knowledge, competencies, skills, innovation and creativity required to nurture African…development” at all levels. The organization’s Education Division is specifically tasked with the job.

How do you come in? You will contribute to the mission with a logo that captures the essence of Innovation in Education, in the context of Africa. Your design will be judged on style and creativity. It should also be expressive yet easy to understand or interpret.

Of course, the prominent colors you use should be similar to those used in the African Union’s logos. Here they are:


AU logo


AU logo

This contest is open to citizens of African Union Member States (Kenya, yay!). And each individual is only allowed one entry. The winner will receive sh.100,000 ($1,000) to be awarded at the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana.

How to submit

First, the original designer should be the one to submit the logo design. A short description of maximum 250 words explaining how the design represents the subject will be required. Lastly, you must promise to surrender rights over the design to the African Union Commission.

Deadline for application is 30th April 2018. Submit the logo here.