Design Student wins the 2023 African Games Logo Competition
Mon 10 Jan 2022
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 13th African Games to be hosted by Ghana unveiled three major features for the multi-sport event. The African Games which expects fifty-four African countries to compete in the games, bringing with them more than seven thousand athletes and officials is slated for August 2023.
The logo was developed through a competition won by Tracy Ampah Oppong from the Department of Communication Design, KNUST, Kumasi.
Having received thousands of designs from creatives all across the country, the LOC reviewed the submissions and shortlisted them to five outstanding works before settling for two most creative concepts.
The two shortlisted candidates justified their designs to the African Union (AU) Council virtually. Our very own Communication Design graduate, Tracy emerged as the winner of the competition. The logo was dubbed Akweley, the mascot, an eagle, was named Akorkor, and the last born, the website, Tawiah, all in the Ga Language. The mascot was designed by Frank Fiifi Forson.