NACZ announces Winner of the #Nama legends@40 Trophy Design Competition

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is pleased to announce that Derwin E Guti is the Winner of the #Nama legends@40 Trophy Design Competition.

By Rodney Ruwende, NACZ Communication and Marketing Manager

His trophy design was found by the adjudication committee to be well thought out, in support of the theme and the design identified with the programme and the organisation.

Derwin’s design incorporates all the items related to the Legends NAMA @40 combining creatively known and enduring features like the eternal flame, which appears to originate from the revered flagship symbol of ultimate achievement. 

The shape of the trophy and its opening at the stand base is quite creative and makes it unique.

Mr Guti whose design was selected ahead of 10 other entries from designers across the country is a 25-year-old Zimbabwean residing in Harare who is into fine art, specializing in ballpoint-pen drawings. 

Speaking about the trophy design Mr Guti said he had planned to meet all the requirements of the competition. 

“When I started creating the final design, I had two key points in mind: the NACZ / NAMA logo and Celebrating 40years of Legends. I made sure to apply all of that to the design,” he said.

Guti holds a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Visual Communication and Multimedia Design, from the Chinhoyi University of Technology. He is a Freelance Creative Artist and Consultant doing works that require fine art, digital illustrations and concept art. 

An elated Mr Guti said winning the design competition signalled a good start to the new year.

I’m so excited about this win. It has added to my passion and motivation as a freelance artist. I wouldn’t ask for more to a start of the year and I can’t wait for what’s to come.”, he said.

NACZ would like to congratulate Mr Guti for his success and also thank all the other designers who submitting their works. 

For his winning design, Mr Guti will pocket the ZWL$65 000 cash prize, access to the NAMA Legends@40 AwardsCeremony (subject to existing lockdown restrictions) and recognition at the NAMA Legends@40 Awards Ceremony in front of the legends and a large virtual crowd. 

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