Hồ Tú Anh and New Zealand Ambassador to Việt Nam Wendy Matthews. He won first prize in a logo competition to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and New Zealand. — Photo courtesy of New Zealand Hà Nội
HÀ NỘI — A logo featuring the lotus plant of Việt Nam and the silver fern of New Zealand has won a competition to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Created by artist Hồ Tú Anh, the logo was chosen from 120 entries and described by New Zealand Ambassador to Việt Nam Wendy Matthews as capturing the essence of the two countries in one symbol.
She said: “It has two iconic images, New Zealand’s silver fern and Việt Nam’s lotus. It is also a fresh modern design that demonstrates New Zealand and Việt Nam’s strong past cooperation and our bright future ahead.”
Winner Hồ Tú Anh added: “I have never been to New Zealand but friends I’ve spoken that have visited told me that it is a country ‘beyond expectations’. I put a lot of effort into coming up with my logo, hoping to be lucky enough to win this competition.”
The winner of the most engagements (likes, shares and comments) on social media was a 19-year-old student Phạm Gia Thiên. His entry also showcased New Zealand and Việt Nam cultures coming together, with a kiwi bird wearing the iconic Việt Nam's conical hat.
The logo competition asked entrants to design a creative logo that visualises the strong and growing partnership between New Zealand and Việt Nam and to commemorate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Nearly 120 submissions were received. — VNS