7 February 2013

Africa: Contest to Design Theme and Logo for 2013 Anti-Corruption Day

A public competition has been launched to develop the campaign theme and logo for 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day - to be observed around the world on 9 December.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are encouraging young people aged between 15 and 25 to submit their ideas for a global campaign to mark the day and mobilize public commitment to address corruption.

"Corruption destroys opportunities and creates rampant inequalities. It undermines human rights and good governance, stifles economic growth and distorts markets," the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said in his statement to mark the day in 2012.

The campaign theme for International Anti-Corruption Day in 2009 and 2010 was 'Your No Counts', while in 2011 and 2012, the theme was 'ACT - Against Corruption Today'.

The 2013 theme should embody the message that everyone has the responsibility to address corruption. It should be catchy, have broad appeal for public, state and non-state actors and be adaptable into other UN official languages. The logo should capture the essence of the theme.

The winner(s) will be publicly announced through the UNDP and UNODC websites and on the official website for the 2013 campaign.

The winner(s) will receive a paid trip to New York (economy flight and accommodation) to take part in an official event to mark the day.

The competition entry details are available at: http://www.actagainstcorruption.org.

Applicants should complete the entry form and email their entries to iacdcompetition@gmail.com.

Entries close on 15 March.

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