SMA International Logo Competition
June 1, 2004 - January 31, 2005
The Society of African Missions (SMA), an international Catholic missionary organization, celebrates more than a century of service in Africa. As part of our celebrations for our (upcoming) 150th Anniversary in 2006, and in keeping with our tradition of respect for the arts, SMA announces a worldwide competition to select a new LOGO. We invite artists and all interested persons to submit original designs that communicate in vibrant visual imagery, the unique identity and exciting mission of SMA today!
Entries must be submitted through the SMA Unit nearest to you.
SMA Units are: all locations where SMA have Provinces, Districts or Foundation
Ireland (including NI) France-Lyon France-Strasbourg The Netherlands
Italy Britain Spain Poland
USA Canada Argentina The Philippines
Closing Date for Entries:
31 January 2005.
End of February 2005: From all the Irish entries three semi-finalists will be chosen. These designs will be posted on our website.
To see these designs... here
End of March 2005: The Irish semi-finalists, along with the semi-finalists from the other SMA units, will be sent to a jury of SMA judges at our international headquarters in Rome.
The grand-prize winning design will be chosen by the jury in May 2005. The new logo will be introduced officially at SMA's 150th anniversary ceremonies in June 2006 in Lyon, France, the place where SMA was founded in 1856. The winning artist will be invited to attend those ceremonies as a guest of honour.
Irish Unit Prize:
Each of the chosen three semi-finalists from the Irish Unit will receive a copy of Architectures of Nigeria by the renowned Fr Kevin Carroll SMA.
Get to know us! Learn about our faith-filled history, our commitment to African arts and culture, and our exciting work as missionaries in Africa and around the globe. Let our story inspire you to tell it to the world through a dynamic new logo that captures the essence of SMA.
For complete contest rules, click HERE. For samples of existing LOGOs, click HERE.
or by mail to: LOGO Competition, African Missions, Blackrock Road, Cork.