One year ago, the Cyprus government ran a competition for its presidency logo, with the winner being promised 6000 Euros. According to Cyprus Mail, the competition had to be restarted after allegations of nepotism.
In mid-May, after the final logo was unveiled, there were media reports that the logo looked very similar to a raw logo that could be bought from the online platform Shutterstock.com, although the Presidency logo designers said that this was coincidence.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to know when the image was uploaded on Shutterstock, so it is impossible to check if and (if yes) how long the Shutterstock image existed before the Cyprus logo was sent in by the designers – so this is all pure speculation.
In any case, the Cyprus presidency logo has quite an interesting story even before the presidency has started. I can’t remember that, let’s say the Finnish logo was equally exciting.