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Published: Wed, 11/10/2021 - 13:50

A level 300 student of the Department of Graphic Design, University of Education, Winneba (UEW), George Assiful, has won the first prize for a prestigious Branding and Package Design competition in Ghana. 

The competition was organised by Prof. Shinichi Ito of Musashino Art University, Japan, Motohiro Kurokawa of Takasaki City University of Economics, Japan and Mr. Eric Donkor, Chief Executive Officer of White Beam Concept, Tema, for tertiary institutions in Ghana offering Graphic Design as a programme of study.

Organisers of the competition in a group picture with participants and some lecturers from the Department of Graphic Design, UEW
Organisers of the competition in a group picture with participants and some lecturers from the Department of Graphic Design, UEW

It was designed to brand “Sawie”, a locally produced chewing sponge, an organic product with medicinal value. The students were to present a well-designed logo and a beautiful package indicating the natural mint flavour in the product. 

The rationale for the award is to recognise and celebrate talented Graphic Design students in the tertiary institutions of Ghana and to inspire them to go into specialised fields to develop their skills further.

The competition was coordinated by the Ag. Head of the Department of Graphic Design, UEW, Dr. Joseph Essuman and supported by Dr. Ebenezer Acquah, Mr. Stephen Osei Akyiaw, Mr. Emmanuel Ebo Amissah, and Ms. Mariam Musa.