International Dominican Youth Meeting and Assembly
Design Competition for Logo
Introduction – A Call for Designs
Calling all designers! The International Dominican Youth Movement Commission invites entrants to a competition to select a logo design that will be used for the IDYM Meeting and Assembly in Kenya 2020.
IDYM in Kenya 2020 – Nairobi, 15-20 July 2020
Theme: Yohana 1:39 - “Njoo Uone” (John 1:39 - Come and See)
Theme Explanation: Njoo Uone is a very signifying verse from the Gospel of John, chapter 1, about John’s disciples following Jesus. (Jn 1, 35-39)
We find this passage of John’s Gospel in what is called the Book of signs. Here we hear about Jesus’ public life and his signs (or miracles). This text is a vocational text: disciples begin their search, and Jesus begins their interpellation. The text speaks about two disciples, one of them will be identified (in the next verses) as Andrew, and the second one could be each of us.
In this context, it is normal that we (disciples) ask about Jesus, where he lives, what he does… questions that even us, today, ask about Him. This will lead us to ask and understand about him mission among us.
It is in this context, inspired by Come and you will see, that this International Meeting has been planned: in relation to our objective of knowing our Mission. But, what mission? The one we have as Christians, as Dominicans, as Dominican Youth.
It is an open invitation to all IDYM members to come and join as we see and contemplate together about our mission. How we, as part of a big family, are called to be active part of our Movement, our Dominican Family and our Catholic Church worldwide. Come and you will see what our mission is calling us to, how we can be fruitful part of an active International Dominican Youth Movement, and how we are called to make a difference in our own local groups.
Njoo Uone is written in Swahili, one of the major languages spoken in Kenya, our host country. Having the name of the meeting and assembly in Swahili wants to be a linking point between our event and the local culture.
Njoo Uone – Come and you will see – Nairobi, Kenya: July 15-20, 2020.
2. Logo Design Details
Competitive logo designs will encapsulate the conference theme and incorporate design elements relevant to the mission of the IDYM.
This is a pro bono opportunity to expand your portfolio and elevate visibility for the work of the IDYM. The winner will have their design used as the logo for the conference and on related materials. It will also be published on the IDYM network and websites. We encourage each country to submit an entry.
The logo proposal from any member of IDYM (International Dominican Youth Movement)
4. Logo Design guidelines
Guidelines for logo submissions are as follows:
The logo should incorporate either the phrase or idea of the theme of the conference.
The logo should suggest is an IDYM event.
Format: High resolution (600dpi) .EPS and/or .PNG file, as well as, .PSP file, in both color and black and white versions. Backgrounds should be transparent.
Your artwork MUST be original. You agree upon submission that all artwork incorporated in the logo belongs to you.
This is a volunteer, pro bono contest where no fees will be paid for submission. The designer grants permission to the IDYM to use the logo in all outreach, across all mediums, without restrictions, and on a permanent basis (no time limit).
You or your team may submit up to 2 logos to the contest.
Participants are expected to submit an explanation on the logo idea no more than 200 words.
5. Submission guidelines
The competition participant certifies and guarantees to IDYM the following:
That the project is original and has not been presented to any other competition or any other forum, neither verbally nor in writing.
That he/she is the sole and exclusive project author (where the project has been produced by more than one person, they certify and guarantee that they are the sole and exclusive authors) and that it does not infringe, either directly or indirectly, the rights of third parties.
That on its date of submission to this competition, he/she is the sole and legitimate owner of the industrial and intellectual property rights for the project (in the event that the project has been produced by more than one person, they certify and guarantee that they are the sole and exclusive owners).
That the project has not been created within the context of employment or the service of others.
How to enter - The deadline for submission of completed entry forms and accompanying logo designs is Midnight on November 24th, 2019.
Entries can be submitted online at
The title of the email should be “Logo Design Competition – IDYM Kenya 2020”
A jury comprised of the IDYM planning team will choose the winning design. Aspects considered will be:
Cohesion with the overall theme of the meeting
Explanation of the concept
These are the main aspects to be considered but does not restrict the judges from considering other criteria.
The winning entry would be chosen by the judges by the first week of December 2019.
The Judges decision is final. The Judges reserve the right not to select any of the entrants as the winning entry.
7. Agreement to Official rules
Participation in the competition supposes full acceptance of these Rules.
If you need any further information on the competition, don’t hesitate to contact us at
The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.