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01 Oct 2015
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Young creatives take part in the first IOC Gifting contest

Let your imagination run riot! Get inspired by Olympism and its values! And create the ‘Olympic Souvenir’, an item that every Olympic Museum visitor will absolutely want to take home.

These were the watchwords of the first contest launched by the International Olympic Committee in partnership with the School of Applied Arts, Visual Merchandising Design Section, in Vevey (Switzerland).

Open to the school’s first-year students, this contest challenged them to create and develop a gift and an item to sell at The Olympic Museum, representing the IOC, and Olympism and its values.

The challenge was taken up with enthusiasm and verve, as 34 projects were put to the jury, which was made up of IOC representatives and several design and branding experts. Three projects were chosen, and their creators were honoured today at a ceremony organised at The Olympic Museum in the presence of IOC President Thomas Bach, who congratulated the three prize-winners, and indeed all those who entered, on their professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity. “Through your projects, you have perfectly captured the creative and artistic strength of Olympism and its universal values. You have fully demonstrated your creative talents in this contest,” the IOC President said.

The Exclusive Object Prize went to Jessica Mascellino, who won over the jury with her “THE OLYMPIC RIBBON” trophy. This 1st prize will take the winner to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in August 2016.

For the elegance and interpretation criterion, the Creativity Prize went to Kevin Dizami for his “RUNNING WAVE”, with a 2nd prize which will take him to Lillehammer (Norway) for the Winter Youth Olympic Games in February 2016.

For the direct link with The Olympic Museum interactive exhibitions criterion, the Jury Prize was awarded to Laetitia Nuara for her “EASYBOARD”, which took 3rd prize, and led her to be chosen to help set up setting up the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).


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