RELEASE NUMBER 116/16
FIJI ISLANDS – A stylized image of Castaway Island, Fiji, framed by the sun and highlighted by hibiscus, palms trees and a starfish has won a competition to design a sulu or sarong logo to mark the resort’s 50th birthday.
The winning entry was designed by Irimaia Drua Toga, a Certificate IV screen printing and signage student at the School of Creative Arts Graphic Arts and Design program offered by Fiji National University.
Irimaia (pictured) said his inspiration for the design came from a desire to show people the beauty of Fiji.
“It was very challenging as it was a competition held among all us graphic design students and we all wanted to win,” he said.
The 22-year-old student, who was born at Nausori, began his tertiary studies doing a Bachelor of Education majoring in history and geography.
“But after my first year I found it a bit boring, and I switched to doing the graphic arts and design program this year which I’ve found to be much more interesting,” he said.
Irimaia’s design, which also features a Fijian tapa design as a border, wins him a prize of FJ$750 (US$363) and two nights on Castaway Island, Fiji Resort, as well as giving him recognition for his achievement.
His design will decorate sarongs or sulus that will be given to all guests staying at Castaway Island, Fiji, throughout November as part of the 50th birthday celebration and to be worn at a formal VIP cocktail event on November 18.
For more about Castaway Island’s 50th birthday celebrations click here.