GemGfx Designs Winning Logo For Prime Minister’s Best Village Competition 2019.

I grew up watching the Prime Minister’s Best Village Competition on Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) many moons ago. It has been an institution in the cultural landscape of my twin island home since 1963. So it was a humbling experience to have my submitted logo design, chosen by the Best Village Community, to be the new brand for such a prestigious Trinbago legacy.

The following is a quote from a news article in the Trinidad Guardian Website posted on Monday 10th June 2019.

The new lo­go em­bod­ies the new iden­ti­ty and spir­it of the com­pe­ti­tion and Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment, Cul­ture and the Arts Dr the Ho­n­ourable Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly says it is an ex­cit­ing change and a strate­gic move for the com­pe­ti­tion as since 1963.

The com­pe­ti­tion, she said, has built a strong rep­u­ta­tion for pro­mot­ing “our na­tion’s cul­ture and over the last two years, the Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment, Cul­ture and the Arts has been re­shap­ing the pro­gramme to en­able the com­pe­ti­tion to un­leash its fullest po­ten­tial go­ing in­to the fu­ture.”

The new lo­go came out of a na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tion and was ul­ti­mate­ly se­lect­ed by the Best Vil­lage Com­mu­ni­ty.

The new lo­go ef­fec­tive­ly com­mu­ni­cates and rep­re­sents the ideas be­hind the com­pe­ti­tion and con­veys a sense of pride in the her­itage and lega­cy of the longest run­ning gov­ern­ment, com­mu­ni­ty based pro­gramme.

Gads­by-Dol­ly said she en­dorsed the new lo­go and saw this as the per­fect time to launch it as T&T gets ready to host Car­ifes­ta at which the Best Vil­lage com­mu­ni­ty will play an in­te­gral role in show­cas­ing the nascent tal­ent and cul­ture of this coun­try.

Trinidad Guardian Monday 10th June 2019

You can view the entire project and presentation over at the GemGfx Behance page.

I would like to thank Dr the Ho­n­ourable Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and The Arts, The Best Village Community and a special thanks to Ms Desiree Connor for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing legacy.

About Everard McBain
Everard is the Creative Director and CEO of GemGfx. GemGfx is a multidisciplinary design consultancy based in Trinidad and Tobago. He has been involved in the field of Graphic Design for over 14 years.

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