The National Fisheries Authority (NFA), an Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is implementing an online licensing and registration system called IrieFINS. This will be Jamaica’s fisheries and aquaculture information system.

The NFA invites all employees in the public sector to create and submit their best logo design for IrieFINS. The design must be an original and complement the stature of the Jamaican public service.  

The logo will be used online, in print, and on merchandise. The logo should visually capture in a simple, appealing and exciting way the essence of the IrieFINS – Jamaica’s fisheries and aquaculture information system.


The NFA is collaborating with the Transformation Implementation Unit (TIU) to implement a new licensing and registration system.   The new system is expected to improve the process for clients and stakeholders of the NFA while improving the management and sharing of data in the fisheries sector.

IrieFINS will be an internet-based, integrated licensing and registration information system that captures data, manages it, provides timely, accurate reports while assisting the operations of the NFA in managing the country’s fisheries resources.

IrieFINS, a highly secure and highly robust system, will efficiently provide access online to authorised stakeholders anywhere, anytime (i.e., 24 hours a day; seven days a week).

The implementation of this online licensing and registration system is part of a wider programme to transform the public sector.


The logo must be immediately recognisable, crisp, clear and easy to read. It should be simple, as too much detail might prevent the logo from reproducing well when viewed at varying scales across a range of media and products. If your entry is hand drawn, it must be clear enough to be scanned. The logo must be restricted to no more than 4 Pantone colours. Please also take into consideration that the logo will also be used in black only, at times.

Size of logo to be submitted within 8”x6” area on 8.5”x11” page

  • Colour:You should present your logo design comprised of no more than 4 Pantone colours. Only entries using up to four “spot” colours will be accepted. The logo must be legible and distinct in both colour and black and white.
  • Professionalism: This logo must reflect the professionalism required of a national government
  • Aesthetics: Design should be eye-catching, simple, and recognizable.
  • Adaptability: The logo must be easily reproduced and scalable for large and small formatting, able to be printed on all types of media.
  • Integrity: Logo entries must be original and should not infringe the intellectual property rights of others.



The competition is open to all employees of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) i.e. ministries, departments, agencies, statutory organisations, public bodies etc. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted per person, but there must be a completed application form for each entry.



The closing date for the logo competition is November 30 2022 at 4pm.



The logo design must be positioned on an A4 page. Any entries that are hand drawn must be scanned and submitted by email. Only entries in electronic format will be accepted. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed application form.

Entries must arrive before the closing date and submitted via email to:

Late submissions will not be accepted. 


All entries will be judged by a scoring panel to ensure that they meet the terms of the brief. The final decision will be made by a team which will include at least one independent member. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence can be entered into. Entries considered to be discriminatory or inappropriate will be disqualified.


There will be one winner who will receive a prize of a laptop computer.


The logo must be your original work. By participating, you agree to surrender the rights relating to this trademark to the GOJ. We decline any responsibility for misuse of the image. We will retain the right to pass the winning design to a third party for preparation to artwork stage, amendment and further use. You must also certify that the logo does not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. Imitation or insertion of registered images is not allowed.


All personal information enclosed in the submission form will remain confidential. We will not pass these details to any other parties or use these details for any purpose other than this competition. They will be used to check the validity of a submission and to contact the winner.


The participant with the winning entry will agree to have their photographs and/or details published.


All questions are to be directed to letusknow@transformation.gov.jm before November 15 2022 at 4pm.