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Below are images from the past International World Youth Days. Also, you will find suggested logos for the next WYD in Cologne, Germany. These images are free to download so long as they are not used for commercial or profit use.

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What is the Logo?
How are the Logos Designed?
What does a Logo mean?


Possible 2005 Logo
Cologne, Germany

 


2002
Toronto, Canada

 


2000
Rome, Italy

 


1997
Paris, France

 


1995
Manila, Philippines

 


1993
Denver, USA

 


1991
Czestochowa, Poland

 


1989
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

 


1987
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

What is the Logo?
The logo is what distinguishes each international World Youth Day from the previous one. The image is used for almost all official documents of each WYD and is used for signs, flyers, banners, memorabilia, etc.
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How are the Logos designed?
After the announcement of each WYD, a committee is formed in the host country. It is then up to this committee to decide on the logo. In most cases, the logo selected is from submissions of youth from the host city. In recent WYDs, the logo has contained three main elements. For 1997, 2000 and 2002, the logos have contained four main colors; red, blue and yellow. Additionally, each logo has contained an image of something distinguishing the city from any other city in the rest of the world. In 1997, it was the Eiffel Tower. In 2000, it was an image of St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. Furthermore, a circle in either red or yellow has been incorporated. Also, a cross typically is included somewhere in the logo.
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What does a logo mean?
Let’s look at the logo for the last WYD. The image not only contains the elements described above, the symbolism of the placement of the images is essential. In this logo, a yellow circle represents of the youth from around the world. The red maple leaf symbolizes Canada and is wrapping around the yellow circle, thus illustrating Canada embracing the youth of the world. The blue field contains a cross to represent the Christian youth. The text, in this logo, is written in both English and French, the two official languages of Canada. Also, the city and year are written at the bottom.

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