National competition for Vancouver 2010 logo
People throughout Canada have shown a great deal of interest in participating in a conference in Vancouver next month that will help kick off a national competition to select an emblem for the 2010 Winter Games.
"We are encouraged by the enthusiastic response to this design initiative," said John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC). "We've had hundreds of calls and e-mails and more than 200 people have already registered for the conference."
Conference with design experts
The Vancouver conference, featuring design experts from previous and future Olympic Games, will thoroughly detail the unique history and significance of Olympic design and the values behind it, and outline the vision and emblem design expectations for the 2010 Winter Games.
New logo to be unveiled in early 2005
The winning logo design will be determined with the assistance of a panel of international judges. VANOC plans to unveil the new logo in early 2005.
Seven hundred entries for Athens 2004
Conferences and emblem competitions have been used by other Organising Committees for the Olympic Games in the process of replacing their bid committee logos. The Athens 2004 logo was selected from almost 700 entries. The Turin 2006 Organising Committee selected its logo from 1,300 different proposals. The new Beijing 2008 logo was selected from almost 2,000 designs.
Six years of design projects
"This is just the beginning of six years of tremendous design projects that will showcase the talent and spirit of Canada's design community to the world," added Furlong. "The new 2010 Games emblem will be one of the most recognised logos in the world in the coming years and will form the cornerstone of the entire look of the Games."
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