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Submission Deadline: July 16, 2021
Design Competition
International Identity Day
In recognition of our 4th anniversary commemorating International Identity Day (ID-Day) on September 16, ID4Africa, as a founding member of the Identity Day Coalition, is inviting African digital artists to participate in our first-ever Design Competition.


The purpose of the planning is to market ID-Day with an impactful image which will both inspire and encourage the worldwide community to rally around this important cause. As digital artists, this may be your opportunity to use your creativity to boost awareness of identity as a key enabler of inclusive socio-economic development altogether countries worldwide but most significantly in Africa.

The winning design will become the official theme design for ID-Day 2021 which can be made accessible on our website for re-use by the international community to commemorate the occasion. The winner will receive a cash prize of US$3000.


The competition is free and open only to African digital artists based in Africa. Proof of identity, nationality, and address are going to be requested before the award is issued.

Award Sponsor

Organized by ID4Africa

The competition is hospitable African artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers.

Minors (children under 18) are eligible but must submit a Consent Form from a parent or trustee to qualify. Download Consent Form.

The organizer and judges aren’t eligible to participate within the competition.

Submissions must be made online by the newest July 16, 2021 at 11:59 PST

Each participant is allowed to submit up to three designs.

Files should be named as follows: Firstname_Lastname_Country_01/02_IDDay

Entries must include a quick written “Artist Statement” (200 words maximum) explaining your inspiration and artistic process within the context of Identity and Identity Day.

High-quality images are required. Poor representation like low resolution, blurred images etc., will reduce your chances of being selected.

Designs should be submitted together in one application and not as separate entry forms. within the case of repeat entries, only the ultimate entry are going to be accepted and retained.

Following your submission, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If you are doing not receive this email within 24hrs, please email us at

The design should follow the specifications listed below:


Horizontal: 2800 (w) x 1568 (h) pixels, 300 dpi in JPG, TIFF, PDF or EPS format. The winning design are going to be used totally on social media and on several websites. If being printed, A3 or A5 specs are going to be used. Please consider these formats when creating your design.

Your digital file must be above 1MB and fewer than 4MB in size.

Cheerful and highly visible colors are suggested.

Designs produced using the subsequent techniques are eligible: Graphic design • illustration • photography • painting • typography • animation • mixed media.

However, please note all entries must be finalized during a digital format.


With the intention of promoting Identity Day, the planning should include the following:


The Identity Day logo (download here)

Title: Happy International Identity Day 2021

Date: 16 September (specifically using this format)

Selection of finalists and therefore the winner are going to be conducted in two rounds:


Round 1: Community Engagement: July 21-30

In this phase, members of the international identity community are going to be invited to vote online for the foremost representative design. the very best 3 candidates who secure the highest overall vote are going to be selected as finalists for subsequent round.


Round 2: Judges (The IIC): August 9-13

The ID4Africa Identity Council represented by ID4Africa Ambassadors who represent 48 African member states, will conduct the ultimate vote. The artwork which gathers the very best vote are going to be declared the official ID-Day 2021 theme design.

Designs are going to be judged supported the subsequent criteria:


Expression showing an understanding of identity within the context of national development

Whether the message and theme are clearly and simply understood

Whether the art and message will prompt curiosity and discussion

Artistic excellence, originality and creativity


While the community at large will vote to pick the finalists, it’s our expectation that a design that reflects why identity is vital for human development and why September 16 (commemorating SDG 16.9) may be a day that deserves to be recognized by the worldwide community and by the UN General Assembly, would appeal to members of this Community.

The winner must submit all files required for copy . Files will become the property of ID4Africa, the custodian of ID-Day, and therefore the organizer of this competition.

Designs shouldn’t portray pornographic, sexually explicit, violent, and/or racial content. Such designs are going to be automatically disqualified.

The winner will got to submit a 1 min or less video that describes how an understanding of the importance of identity for people and his/her nation, inspired the planning .

Submissions by minors should be amid a consent statement signed by the parent/ trustee authorizing the submission and pledging to stick to the terms and conditions of the competition. Download Consent Form Here

All designs submitted must be unpublished original pieces. Entrants are going to be disqualified for plagiarism.

All entries must contain copyright-free art or be art released for entrant’s and public use. No unauthorized use of any copyright images, text, or other material are going to be accepted.



Contact us
For questions or comments, please email us at

We wish to increase sincere appreciation to the present Integrated Biometrics (IB), for his or her support in making the award for this competition possible. Learn more about IB’s role in identity development at


More Details And Application HERE

Kehinde Abiola have been a certified Google digital marketer, a pro blogger and a KICK-ASS Freelance Wizard for years. He’s on a mission to help individual make sustainable income doing legitimate works online and business owner improve their profit making. He’s the publisher and team lead at CCN. He’s the author of different training material at notable places including CCN. He’s the Web manager [Adim] and content producer at SOJWORLDNEWS to mention a few.

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