The Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) named Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, a second-year student in Information Technology (IT), as the winner of its Logo Design Competition.
Ndwandwe was named the winner during the prize giving event, held at the Faculty of Health Sciences boardroom in Ritson Campus on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
The competition which was opened in mid-July and closed at the end of August required the participants to design a logo that encapsulates the three elements of the department which are anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology.
Receiving his prizes (R1000 cheque, a DUT jacket and a bag), Ndwandwe said he was grateful that his design won the competition. He also highlighted that his previous work experience in the field of Graphic Design helped him to win the competition.
“I am grateful that my design won the competition. Even though I am a person who loves to design, I was not sure that my design would take it. For me, IT is a career, and design is my passion. I started designing long before I had registered with DUT. After completing high school, I was doing graphic design work for a year. Thereafter, I was doing more freelancing. My passion is more on designing,” said Ndwandwe.
The Head of Department: Basic Medical Research, Professor Julian Pillay said the venture of the new logo shows the artistic element of Health Sciences.
“Everything in Health Sciences is based on the human body which is structure and function. Those processes and structures are best understood visually and this why we dissect and collect these images in our mind which is really a form of art. So, the artistic element is really important. That is why we felt that having a logo would really be beneficial to embrace all of this,” said Prof Pillay.
Congratulating Ndwandwe for his design, Prof Pillay said he was proud of the logo since it represented all the elements of the department. The competition had over 22 design entries, designed by 11 students from various departments.
Pictured: Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, the winner of the BMS Logo Design Competition.