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Anzac Day Logo Classroom Activity
There is no
single official Anzac Day logo. Here are some examples of illustrations that various
organisations have chosen to use around Anzac Day . Can you identify the components of each?
(See the table below for more information about each component.)
DESCRIPTION and CONTEXT
What are the KEY COMPONENTS? (Examples: red poppy, rosemary, Anzac/ANZAC, Australian flag, slouch hat, military
Some people believe that the white Gallipoli rose (archived
gallipoli2015.govt.nz) should be used if
an official Anzac Day logo is created.
This flower blooms during April and May in Gallipoli. It was
chosen to form part of the official logo for the Gallipoli
Get ready to create an Anzac Day
First, what is a logo?
A logo is an image that is specially created to enable people to
instantly recognise an organisation or an activity - for example, a
special occasion such as Anzac Day.
The logo needs to be simple, and
to convey a meaning or message using few or no words.
To work well in practice, the logo
must still be recognisable if reduced to a very small size or
from colour to black and white. (For example, a logo should not use red
print on a black background because making a black and white photocopy
would change the red print to black too.)
Now create your own Anzac Day logo:
Components like these could be used, but think of others as
First click on the links to find out more information about each component.
Australian and New Zealand flag colour-in activities see our Colour-inpage.
**Anzac/ANZAC. Note that it is historically correct to write "Anzac Day" rather than "ANZAC
Day", and to refer to the soldiers as "Anzacs" rather than "ANZACs". A
detailed explanation is provided on our Anzac or ANZACpage. If you wish to step around the issue you can use UPPER-CASE letters
for the whole of the expressions in logos, headings and posters: for example,
"ANZAC DAY", "REMEMBERING OUR ANZACS".
My Anzac Day logo
Explain why you chose this design:
The idea of an Anzac Day logo as discussed above is quite
different from the "Anzac Emblem". For more information, go to
the following pages of the Digger History website:
Gallipoli Service Emblem (diggerhistory.info)