Jakarta, Indonesia — A Filipino graphic artist from Lipa, Batangas, Joemari Manguiat, was awarded the first prize in the 2020 Year of ASEAN Identity Logo Design Competition for ASEAN Youth in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 January 2020.
Mr. Manguiat’s design was inspired by a ‘blooming flower,’ which represents prosperity and unity among the ASEAN Member States. The ten petals in a circular shape, according to him, show unity among ASEAN Member States, while the colors of blue and red were derived from the colors of all ASEAN countries’ flags. The logo will be featured in various materials and high-profile events throughout 2020 to celebrate and promote ASEAN Identity.
The year 2020 has been designated as the Year of ASEAN Identity to further develop and foster a sense of belonging and shared identity among the peoples of ASEAN. The competition was organized by the ASEAN Secretariat to stimulate young people’s creativity in interpreting ASEAN identity.