State of the Map Africa 2017/Logo Contest

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Thanks to Alexpage who designed the winning logo.


Thank you all for your submissions!

Logo Design

The State of the Map Africa Working Group was pleased to announce the call for logo designs. We needed your help to build a strong recognizable logo for the first ever State of the Map Africa 2017 taking place in Kampala, Uganda in July 2017.

We put together this Design Brief (borrowing from the SOTM) that outlines what we are looking for in a logo. Entrants could be an individual or team of people, even a design company. By submitting a logo you will be assigning your copyright to OSMAfrica so that it can be used across different mediums. Entries need to appear on the wiki page State of the Map Africa 2017/Logo Entries by 23:59 UTC (before midnight) on Sunday, January 29th, 2017. The SotM Africa Working Group will decide by vote which logo to use.

How to enter

Create your logo in PNG file format and a scalable file format (either SVG or PDF). If you're not used to scalable formats please still enter the competition as we can try to help. Make your logo available online Add a link, or include your logo on the wiki page State of the Map Africa 2017/Logo Entries


The SoTM Africa website (, flyers, emails, sponsor communications, t-shirts and potentially other conference ‘swag’ like fabric or plastic bags, keychains, pens etc. Printed material at the conference such as timetable of talks, notebooks, banners and conference guide. Potentially small web-based button images for use on third party websites to promote the conference or fact that someone is speaking there, for placement on blogs and other web pages.


The design MUST Include themes for Africa Be easily printable on t-shirts with as few colours as possible (no more than 3). This keeps the cost of printing down. Be delivered in PNG file format and a scalable format (SVG or PDF). Not include copyrighted material that is not yours The design MAY Be able to be colour-negated so that black is white, white is black etc. Come in different sizes (example: a main logo and a variant for use on small print media such as badges).

The design should communicate

  • The Africa Experience
  • Fun
  • Cool
  • Openness
  • A sense of community
  • The potential of openstreetmap
  • A sense of learning and education
  • Intelligence
  • Trustworthiness
  • Global movement

The design should not communicate

  • Corporate / big business (as the sole element)
  • Complexity
  • Expensive
  • For geeks only
  • Closed community

Other notable logos

Logos of OpenStreetMap and related projects

Review and Vote on Entries

Please visit the State of the Map Africa 2017/Logo Entries to view the entries and vote for your favorite.