Tuesday, April 15, 2008

City launches 2010 poster competition

By Celeste Ganga
15 April 2008


The City of Cape Town launched a host city poster design competition on Tuesday with prizes totalling R30 000 for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

“The winning poster should feature the 2010 corporate slogan, namely Ke Nako- Celebrate Africa’s Humanity and will be used to promote the Mother City, “says the City’s 2010 co-ordinator, Teral Cullen.

Each of the nine South African host cities is given the opportunity to produce a poster to promote and position themselves. Once the local advocating panels have selected the winning poster, it will be referred to FIFA who will announce the winner in September.

“The winning colour poster needs to capture the essence of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, highlighting distinctive features and unique attributes. The winning design will be reproduced in various sizes ranging from murals on buildings to lapel pin size,” says Cullen.

She adds that a panel of judges will shortlist the submissions which will be published in the local media, “the public will be able to vote via sms for their choice of design which will inform the panel’s final decision”.

The short-listed designs will be announced for public voting on 15 May 2008.

The closing date for the competition is 12 noon on 6 May 2008.

For more information on how to enter or for any other details e-mail yolande.quinton@capetown.gov.za. Electronic entries in PDF format are preferred and must be e-mailed to the same address.

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