In response to the request of several artist groups, the Regional Development Council (RDC-VI) Secretariat decided to extend the deadline for submission of entries for the logo making contest from May 31 to June 30, 2016.

EO 183 (s.2015) signed by President Benigno Aquino III created the Negros Island Region, thereby removing the province of Negros Occidental under the administrative supervision of Region VI.  As such, there is a need to design a new logo for the RDC-VI that will reflect the current political configuration of the region, its prominent characteristics, and the vision of Western Visayas.

Responding to this need, the Council approved the conduct of a logo-making contest to search anew that symbol that best represent the RDC-VI. Below are the mechanics, rules, and regulations:

  1. The contest is open to residents of Western Visayas. RDC-VI members, technical secretariat, and their relatives up to 3rd degree of consanguinity and affinity are disqualified from joining this contest. Agency and LGU personnel who are not relatives of any RDC member may join.
  1. Contestants may SUBMIT UP TO THREE (3) ENTRIES ONLY.
  1. Submissions must comply with the following guidelines:
  • The raw file of the digital artwork should be drawn or illustrated in an A4 size paper using Adobe Photoshop (flat jpeg format, minimum 300 pixels). There are no restrictions in the number of colors to be
  • A brief description of not more than 500 words, explaining the components and significance of the logo should be included.
  • Send original raw file thru email using the following prescribed filename. Filename is your name and artwork title.

Example: juandelacruz_mylogo.jpeg or juandelacruz_mylogo.tiff.

  • The logo itself should not carry the name of the artist.
  1. The logo should represent the role of the Regional Development Council, communicating a proactive, progressive, and empowered institution that is tasked to oversee the overall development of the five (5) provinces under its jurisdiction (i.e. Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, and Iloilo).
  2. All entries must be sent to:

Ms. Ro-Ann A. Bacal, CESO III
Regional Director, NEDA-VI
Acting Chairperson, RDC-VI
NEDA Region VI Office
Fort San Pedro Road, Iloilo City

or e-mail to: together with the contestant’s basic information (name/institution/address/contact number) in a separate piece of paper.

All contestants must declare that the logo presented is his/her original work, has not been submitted as an entry in any other competition, and does not infringe on any third party’s existing copyright/s. Any complaint that may arise due to similarities, likeness or comparison of the submitted design is the sole accountability of the contestant as he/she is responsible for proving its authenticity.

The logo-making competition will be judged according to the following criteria: Concept/Relevance – 40%, Creativity and Impact – 30%, Practicality – 20%, and Originality – 10%.

The winning entry will be chosen by a Board of Judges who will include distinguished individuals who are known for their artistic talents, knowledge of history, culture, and emerging socio-economic development.  The decision of the Board of Judges is final.

The winner will be informed through formal communication sent thru fastest means by the RDC-VI Secretary.  The winning entry will receive a plaque of appreciation and P10,000 cash prize.

All entries submitted become the exclusive property of the RDC-VI and will be used in whatever manner and form the Council decides and as prescribed in its Manual of Operations.  RDC-VI will have exclusive rights to publish, upload on its website and other media, use on corporate materials such as letterheads and envelopes, and print on its advocacy materials the winning logo design.  The Council reserves the right to further refine or make improvements and alterations on the final artwork of the winning entry.

Inquiries may be directed to the RDC-VI Technical Secretariat via landline at (033) 337-6840 local 504 or via email at (NEDA/DRD)