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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Announcement of the TARD Logo Competition Winner

The To'abaita Authority for Research and Development (TARD), a unique student volunteer group that was formed in August 2005 by To'abaita (a region in Solomon Islands) scholars at the University of the South Pacific (Fiji) is pleased to announce the winning logo for its official letterhead and website.

The logo competition was announced in late May and the deadline for entries was 25th June 2006. The competition was only open to To'abaita or part To'abaita students in all institutions in Fiji, that make up the TARD membership.

Requirements for the best logo should incorporate the following:
- unique to the To'abaita setting
- reflect the vision and goals of TARD
- promote peace, reconciliation and rural development

As a result, we are pleased to announce that the best logo was designed by Mr Wilfred Atomea, a Bachelor of Arts student at the University of the South Pacific, Suva. Below is the winning logo entry by Mr Wilfred Atomea.

The meaning behind the design is as follows; the circle represents the To'abaita community and the name of TARD surrounding the circle refelct TARD's vision to support the rural community to achieve desired goals and building our communities. The color represents the common blue colour (kiokio) of the traditional dressing during cultural events such as marriages etc in To'abaita. Shaking of hands imply putting our hands together for a better To'abaita through reconciliation and peace whilst acknowledging the commoness and our identity to bring about better alternatives to rebuild our society and promote our image.

Mr Wilfred Atomea will now receive a cash prize of FJD$100 which is kindly sponsored by Mr Leliana Daowana Firisua in Honiara. His prize will be presented during TARD's next meeting early next month (July). The TARD Administration would like to thank the sponsor for his kind donation towards this important process.


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