Designed by Pham Ngoc Thuong of the Mekong Delta province of Long An, the official logo features a pattern of a lotus which contains three petals. Each of the petals represents one of the three pillars of the ASEAN Community: the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the ASEAN Economic Community, and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.
In addition, a bird moving forward appears under the lotus, symbolising sustainable growth, connectivity, and integration for a common prosperity to help the ASEAN community.
The key colours featured on the logo are yellow, red, and blue, with the yellow representing the themes of prosperity, optimism, and joy, the red indicating dynamism and determination, whilst the green is for peace, wisdom, and faith.
Furthermore, the logo also bears the words “Cohesive and Responsive”, the theme for ASEAN Year 2020.
The logo was finally chosen after a lengthy design contest which was first launched by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography, and Exhibition on April 18, 2019.
In total, 167 designs from 61 entrants were sent in 13 cities and provinces across the country.