The ongoing Kenya rugby league federation logo search competition attracted a total of 456 entries from both local and foreign based graphic designers. After a long, rigorous one and a half weeks of review and evaluation of the submitted entries, since the competition official closed on 30th July 2020. A panel composed of six members from Homeboyz and KRLF have scrutinized to carefully select and shortlist ten (10) logo entries which emerged to be the best out of all the entries.
The second and the last stage of the process will now involve the members of the Public, by subjecting the ten shortlisted logos to a one-week (12th – 17 August 2020) online voting process for the favourite and ultimate KRLF logo. “We decided to involve the members of the Public as a way of introducing Kenya Rugby League to the wider public and also make it more inclusive, them (Public)being our potential fans, very crucial stakeholders of the game. Also putting into consideration the fact that rugby league is in its formative stages in the country’s sporting scene”. Says Quicks Nyakwaka Chairman KRLF
According Homeboyz Entertainment Ltd, Manager Sports Eric Ngure “The process will be open, transparent and all the votes cast by the members of the Public will be tallied and verified by an independently. Therefore, no need for concerns and we are sure to get the best logo by the wider public opinion, hence the campaign being dubbed “You be the judge, select the best”.
The contestants were expected to think outside the box, be creative enough to come up with a logo that is original, novel and capture the colours of Kenyan National flag. And also represent strength, courage, sturdiness and speed as the key attributes and spirit of the game. The eventual winner will walk away with a cash prize of Khs 50,000 as a token of appreciation.