The National Heroes Council (NHC) has announced a logo design competition as it seeks to establish a distinct identity that will clearly depict its mandate.
In an advertisement on September 5, NHC called for submissions of captivating logos made by individuals or organizations.
“The period for submission of entries will be 4 weeks from the date of this advertisement. Thus, all submissions should be made by 3 October 2023. Late submissions will not be considered,” read part of the advert.
Further, NHC explained that to make a submission, individuals should complete tender documents, enclose them in a plain sealed envelope, write the tender number and address to the Chief Executive Officer, NHC Mezzanine Floor, Embankment Plaza, Longonot Road, Upperhill, P.O. Box 30001-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
“Deposit the envelope into the tender box located in the Reception Area, Mezzanine Floor, Embankment Plaza, so as to be received on or before 30 0CTOBER, 2023 At 11.00A.M,” said NHC.
National Heroes Council Logo competition
The winning submission will receive Ksh.200,000, while the second submission will get Ksh. 150, 000 and Ksh.100,000 for the third position.
Terms and conditions
The key terms of reference for the logo development include the following.
- The logo should cumulatively symbolize the fourteen functional areas featured in the First Schedule of the Kenya Heroes Act No. 5. of 2014 which provides the criteria for identification, selection, and declaration of heroes.
- The logo may incorporate national symbols, colors, and or historical references that may serve as a representation of national heroism.
- The logo may also feature representation of landmarks, monuments, or architectural structures that hold heroic cultural, historical, or symbolic significance for the nation.
About the Heroes Council
NHC is established by the Kenya Heroes Act, No. 5 of 2014. The Council’s mandate isto identify, select, and provide for the recognition of national heroes and heroines.
The Act mandates the Council to perform the following functions:
- Formulate and implement policies relating to national heroes.
- Identify and recommend national heroes.
- Establish and oversee the management of the national heroes’ square.
- Oversee the design and creation of appropriate commemorative items for purposes of honoring national heroes.
- Administer State assistance to national heroes where necessary.
- Have custody and oversee the management properties and institutions relating to heroes.
- Enforce sanctions and penalties in respect of disgraced national heroes.
- Oversee the keeping and maintenance of registers in which shall be entered the names of every national hero and the names of any dependent of any such hero.
- Carry out or cause to be carried out periodic studies, research and evaluations of the national honors system and other systems in other jurisdictions.
- Conduct and facilitate civic education to stimulate public discussion and awareness on pertinent issues relating to national heroes.