BANGKOK (VNS)- Majority of the entries submitted for Asia News Network's logo contest came from Southeast Asia, with the Philippines accounting for 31 per cent of total submissions.
ANN's server was swamped on Sunday, the last day in the month-long period of submission, as contestants tried to beat the deadline.
More than 1,000 entries have been received including those from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, India, Vietnam and as far as the US, Belgium, Great Britain and Mexico.
"Most of the entries reflect quite a good understanding of the dynamism of Asia and it was very interesting how they symbolized Asia's leap forward on the global stage," said Mr Pana Janviroj, ANN executive director.
The elimination round will be conducted via online voting from April 3-26. The top 20 will move to the final round with the winner receiving US$3,000.
"The editors will definitely have a hard time picking the winner in this eagerly awaited event," said Mr Janviroj, who will serve as one of the judges in the final round together with other ANN editors and select art directors.
The judging will be held to coincide with the annual board meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 30. The winner will be selected according to relevance (60 per cent), technical elements (20 per cent) and creativity (20 per cent).
Entries can be viewed at: http://www.asianewsnet.net/result.html.
ANN was launched in 1999. Aside from its website and news services, it also publishes AsiaNews magazine, which will go fully digital this month. VNS