Rules and Guidelines

This competition seeks to create a LOGO OF ORIGINAL DESIGN for the recently formed Department of Energy (DoE) which was established on August 1, 2018.

The DOE’s mandate is to implement sound policy and provide institutional and legal oversight for the sustainable development of the petroleum sector.

The LOGO must depict the DoE’s mandate within the context of delivering maximum value for present and future Guyanese whilst advancing a diversified and Green Economy

This juried logo competition offers 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for original artistic creations; participants must be Guyanese between 14-25  years of age.

– 1st place: $300,000.00 and trophy
– 2nd place: $200,000.00 and trophy
– 3rd place: $100,000.00 and trophy


– The first-place design will be the official logo to be used by the Department of Energy. The Department reserves the right to augment the design as may be appropriate and compliant with the Department’s requirements.

– The most “liked” logo on the Department’s Facebook page will also receive a prize. In case the winning logo is also the most “liked” logo on Facebook, this prize will be given to the second most “liked” logo.

Contest Requirements for the Artwork:
– Artwork must be accompanied by a short summary containing no more than 150 words, giving the artist’s interpretation of his/her work.
– Contestants are permitted to work in groups; however, only one (1) prize will be awarded regardless of group size.
– Artwork could be done digitally, or hand drawn.
– Artwork must be submitted in hardcopy and must be no smaller than 8 inches by 12 inches and no larger than 10 inches by 16 inches. Do not mat or frame artwork.
– Artwork must also be submitted in soft copy and be easy to use and manipulate for all reproduction purposes. It should be visually appealing on both small (as small as 2 cm x 2 cm) and large scales. Contestants are advised to avoid gradients and half-tones.
– Artwork submitted in softcopy must have a minimum resolution of 300 mega pixels (dpi)
– The use of lettering or numbering on the artwork, in any foreign language is not allowed.
– Submit only original artwork that has been created by you, the artist, as identified on the submission form; no part of any artistic rendering that is submitted should be copied or adapted from another source.
– A maximum of one (1) entry per contestant is allowed for the competition.

Rules and Guidelines:
– Submissions: Deadline: 15:30 hrs on Friday March 29th.
– Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form as provided in the print media or on the Ministry of the Presidency’s website. Entry Forms must be legibly completed in block letters using ink.
– Entrants will be required to provide official proof of their age in the form of a copy of their birth certificate, valid passport or identification card.
– By participating in the competition, participants accept all competition rules and agree to be bound by them.
– All entries become the property of the Department of Energy from the date of submission.
– No entry shall contain any trademark.
– The logo must be original and must not have received any previous awards.
– If the winner is determined to have violated any rules, he/she will be required to forfeit or return the prize, even if the determination is made after the prize has been awarded.
– The Department of Energy reserves the right to print, publish, upload and/or display the name, age, photograph and entry of all participants.

Judging Criteria
The artwork submitted will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:
– Visual appeal
– Adherence to the concept prompting the contest
– Creativity and originality.
– Quality of composition and design.
– Ease of reproduction for the purposes stated above

Determination of Winner and Prize

– The winning entry will be selected by a panel officials and employees of the Department. Their decision will be final, and no further correspondence shall be entered into.
– Winners and Finalists will be contacted via email and / or telephone contact and announced on the Department’s Facebook page by Thursday April 18th.
– If the winner is determined to have violated any rules, he/she will be required to forfeit or return the prize, even if the determination is made after the prize has been awarded.
– All participants under the age of 18 years must seek and provide written permission from their parents or legal guardians before participating in the competition.
– The determination of the judges is final, non-reviewable and non-appealable.

Please note that the art competition is not open to employees of the Department of Energy, the Ministry of the Presidency, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, selected Judges and their immediate family members.


The Department of Energy:

– Is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or otherwise unusable entries, including entries that are lost or unusable due to computer, internet, or electronic problems.
– Is not liable, for the purpose of winner and prize notification and delivery, in the event the contest winner has provided incorrect, outdated, or otherwise invalid contact information.
– Shall have the right to adapt, edit, modify, or otherwise use the winning submissions in part or in its entirety in whatever manner it deems appropriate.
– Reserves the right to choose not to use the winning entry as described in these contest guidelines.

Send your entry to:
Att: Ms. Julieann King-DeHearte
Ministry of the Presidency
Department of Energy
Shiv Chanderpaul Drive

or by email: AND TO

To access the Entry Form click here: .

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