Winner emerges in OPEC 50th Anniversary logo competition

No 10/2009
Vienna, Austria
11 Nov 2009

A winner has emerged in the competition to design a logo for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, which comes up next year. She is Ms Lourdes (Lula) Pilay Garcia of Ecuador.

By this achievement, Ms Pilay, 28, has won the five thousand Euro prize money as well as an all expenses paid trip to the headquarters of OPEC in Vienna to participate in the activities to mark the event.

The winning logo was picked from the more than 400 entries received from nationals of OPEC Member Countries. The rigorous process of choosing the best design involved staff of the OPEC Secretariat, National Representatives and Member Country Governors.

The design incorporates the spirit of the Golden Jubilee celebration which is anchored on OPEC’s achievement in the last 50 years and its vision for the future.

The logo will be used on all OPEC official documents during the year-long celebration as well as on postage stamps to be released in Austria and the twelve Member Countries. It will also be used on all publications and stationeries during the period.

The anniversary celebration which kicks off on 1 January 2010, will feature exhibitions in Vienna and Member Countries, quiz and drawing competitions for school children, and an Anniversary symposium among others.

The winning logo will be unveiled on the OPEC website on 1 January 2010.

About Ms Lourdes (Lula) Pilay Garcia )

Born in Guayaquil Ecuador on 15 April 1981, Lourdes (Lula) Pilay Garcia, 28, has a technical degree in Graphic design from the Escuela Politecnica del Litoral, ESPOL. She is currently studying for her Licentiate in Graphic design.

She is well versed in the area of corporate design in general but specifically in the design of corporate identity, corporate communication and institutional image, webpage design and publishing design.

Lula is not new to winning awards, having previously designed the winning logo for the 2009 Carnival of Guayaquil organized by the City Hall of Guayaquil. Her design was also adjudged the best of all the entries for the Institutional logo of RADES – the Alumni Network of Sustainable Economy. The competition was for countries in the Latin American Network.