An international competition to design a new logo representing human rights has attracted over 15,000 submissions. The initiative, launched in Germany and supported by nine other countries, aims to introduce a human rights symbol which will eventually be recognised like the peace dove or the heart for love. All logos are online, at www.humanrightslogo.net, where people have until August 5 to select their favourite. At this stage, the top 100 will be forwarded to a jury who will select the Top 10.
From August 27 until September 17, the finalists will be put to an online vote. The winning design will be awarded €5,000 and will be unveiled during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The initiative is supported by other countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Mauritius, Senegal, Singapore, the Czech Republic and Uruguay.
The jury includes Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.