Buzz

Competition to ‘Redesign Egypt’s Currency’ Goes Viral

Competition to ‘Redesign Egypt’s Currency’ Goes Viral

Currency design submission  by Muhammed Mahrous
Currency design submission by Muhammed Mahrous

An Egyptian graphic designer is encouraging the public to submit new design ideas for Egypt’s banknotes for a “currency redesign challenge” that has gone viral  on social media.

Reassuring viewers that the competition is not being carried out in an official capacity, the administrators of the competition’s Facebook page said that the idea behind the competition is simply to “showcase Egyptian art and culture through the exchange of visions, understandings and ideas specific to Egyptian designers.”

15027613_1672787763011123_3672850201211194405_n

Many of the submissions feature images that are considered symbols of Egyptian culture, including images of Queen Nefertiti, King Tut and other symbols from Ancient Egypt, while others feature some of Egypt’s more modern leaders, such as Muhammad Ali and Gamal Abdel Nasser.

EGP 1 banknote design submission from Fady Gamil
EGP 1 banknote design submission from Fady Gamil

Some also took the competition as an opportunity to display some Egyptian humor and made popular culture references in their submissions, including one submission that featured Egyptian belly dancer and actress Fifi Abdou on an EGP 5 banknote.

15078674_10202408844378062_3613894756499706626_n

After the challenge gained momentum and made the rounds on social media, the Central Bank of Egypt issued a statement reiterating that the Egyptian Currency Redesign Challenge was not launched under the bank’s auspices and is not an official competition.

You can check out more submissions from the challenge here.

Egypt's First Lady Leads Donation Campaign for 'Tahya Masr' Fund
Vintage Biplane Lands at Egypt's Pyramids in 80-Year First

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

‘Egypt is the Most Fascinating Place on Earth’: How to Spend Just 48 Hours in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 14, 2017

Drinking Liquor Without Getting Drunk Not Sinful: Islamic Scholar

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 13, 2017

World’s Heaviest Woman Transported from Egypt to India for Weight Reduction Surgery

Toqa EzzidinFebruary 13, 2017

Egypt is the Cheapest Place in the World to Buy a Big Mac – But What Does That Mean?

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 31, 2017

Meet Dina Habib Powell, the Egyptian-American Appointed by Trump to the White House

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 17, 2017

Redefine Ability: An Egyptian Campaign Changing How We View Ability

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 11, 2017

Egyptian Omar Samra Becomes First in the World to Climb Three Mountains in Antarctica

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 11, 2017

Feha Haga Helwa: US Navy Band in Beautiful Rendition of Popular Egyptian Song

Egyptian StreetsDecember 18, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.