The Commemorative Commission for the 50th Independence Anniversary, at a special ceremony at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) this afternoon unveiled the special image that will represent all aspects of Guyana’s Golden Jubilee celebration.
The logo is a roaring Jaguar superimposed almost on top of the figure 50. Designed by Chris Taylor and Compton Babb, it represents Guyana as a golden nation moving forward towards establishing itself in the countries of the world, in its next 50 years.
Taylor and Babb’s design was selected out of field of 64 entries, following a competition launched two months ago by the Commemorative Commission . The entries came from a wide cross section of Guyanese, from almost every region of the country, as well as the Diaspora.
Delivering the feature address at the event, Minister within the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Nicolette Henry noted that “Guyana’s 50th belongs to all Guyanese.” To this end, the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport is encouraging all to come onboard and to share their ideas for the celebration of the anniversary. This, she noted, can be done on the Ministry’s website and on a website that is currently being constructed specifically for the celebration.
Guyana’s 50th Anniversary celebration logo design winners Chris Taylor and Compton Babb collecting their winning cheque from Minister within the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Nicolette Henry
She said too that persons can send their suggestions to the Anniversary’s Secretariat on Lamaha Street or at any of the Ministry of Education’s location.
“Just as we have built this nation through the collective effort of everyone, we want to create a celebration that is truly inclusive and meaningful. As we share our collective memory of the last 50 years let our celebration be a first step towards a common future for all Guyanese,” the Minister said.
“If you have ideas that will help us to celebrate the true Guyanese spirit, please come forward and share them and make this really our celebration,” she said.