The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) has called on interested parties to submit names for the nearly-complete building that will host offices of Members of the National Assembly and Senate.
In a public announcement, the Parliamentary Service Commission gave a hint on what would make the best name for the new building.
The name should be one that reflects the role of Parliament in the society and vision in the areas of good governance and representation.
Also, a name that celebrates underrepresented groups in the legislature, especially women or minority groups who have made great advances but did not receive appropriate historical recognition is also encouraged.
Interested parties are required to submit their applications by dropping them at Parliament buildings physically or sending them via email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner will take home a cash reward of Ksh.100,000.
Here is how you can participate in the contest.
1. Download a submission form on the parliamentary website.
2. On the submission form one will fill in the following;
- Your name, contacts and address.
- A Proposed name of the building
- One line to justify the name and up to 250 words to explain why you think the name is appropriate for the building.
- Declaration and signing off
3. The form can then be submitted at the 4th floor of Protection House on or before June 20, 2022, at 11.00 AM.
However, there are do’s and don’ts about the favourable name. They include;
1. The building cannot be named after an active person. A person must be full emeritus status (or deceased)
2. The name must be catchy, reflect constitutional values, the Parliamentary Service Commission stature and its legislative role.
3. If the name of a person is selected as the winning building name, the name/person will need to go through a due diligence process and seek legal approval for permission to use prior to Commission approval.
4. The name should not be under copyright, trademark, or other legal restriction.
5. Any submissions deemed as vulgar, unprofessional, disingenuous, or otherwise maliciously motivated will be disqualified in Phase I before they are shared for Phase II.
After participants have made their submissions, an Evaluation Committee will shortlist 10 suitable names before narrowing down to one in phase 3 of the competition.
The committee will also be at liberty to make some modification on the winning name.