Designer for Malta Guinness’ 30th anniversary-commemorative edition wins GHS 20,000

Malta Guinness has unveiled a new label to commemorate its 30th anniversary. This special celebratory label will be cut across the cans, PET Bottles and Glass Bottles with same great taste and will be available across the country from November 2020 till March 2021 to extend the momentous celebration. 

Malta Guinness launched a two-phase, brand-in-culture campaign themed “Celebrating Our Own”. The first phase of the ‘Rekognize’ campaign saw Malta Guinness facilitate conversations via digital and PR channels to encourage Ghanaians to celebrate their own.

In the second phase of the campaign, the brand threw a challenge to nine selected Ghanaian graphic designers in a competition dubbed “the Rekognize Design Contest”. Their task was to create an original design that would encapsulate all the brand stands for and supports.

Contestants were guided and mentored three Judges made up of independent design experts, who vetted and chose the ultimate winning design belonging to 29-year old Charles Okyere-Afoakwah Jnr of Social Ghana Creative Agency. He walked away with a GHS 20,000 cash prize, GHS 10,000 worth of graphic design working tools and packs of Malta Guinness. The remaining eight contestants walked away with cash and kind prizes.

“It was such a humbling opportunity to participate in the competition and overall thrilling to win! I feel extremely proud to see my work displayed on the Malta Guinness products all over the country”, said Charles Afoakwah.

The prize was presented at the Recognize event in Accra, which saw performances from the likes of Sarkodie, Cina Soul and Camidoh. 

Mr. Samuel Dery, Marketing Manager- Stout & APNADS, Guinness Ghana said “The Competition was our chance to walk the talk and demonstrate Malta Guinness’ commitment to celebrating our own young, talented local design and creative community through a national design competition that resulted in this authentic winning design which we will showcase across our primary and secondary packaging

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