AMERICA/PANAMA - Mary, protagonist of the 2019 WYD logo created by a young Panamanian

Monday, 15 May 2017


Panama (Agenzia Fides) - Ambar Calvo, a a 20-year-old student of architecture at the University of Panama, was the winner of the competition for the next World Youth Day logo (WYD), to be held in Panama from 22 to January 27, 2019. The logo was chosen among 103 proposals evaluated by a jury of graphic design specialists, marketing and other professions who selected the 3 best proposals, which were then evaluated by the WYD Executive Committee, along with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life in Rome.
Mgr. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, Archbishop of Panama, said he was enthusiastic about the talent of this young Panamanian because the design managed to capture the message we want to send to young people all over the world, the smallness of our Country, but the greatness of our heart, open to all, without excluding anyone, from the hand of the Virgin Mary, model of a young brave, committed and generous woman, who said yes to God’s call".
In the logo you can see Panama Canal, which symbolizes the pilgrim's journey that discovers in Mary the way to meet Jesus; the Pigrims Cross; the profile of the Virgin in her 'Fiat'; the small white spots as a sign of Mary’s crown, and of the pilgrims from all continents. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 15/05/2017)