Can you help market Kyogle?

CALLING all creative types looking to cement their reputation, Kyogle Council is offering $4000 prize money to help them create a fresh new brand to market the their local government area.

From 1 December 2016 through to 31 January 2017, Kyogle Council is holding a community-wide competition to find a new brand for use on signs, promotional material and products associated with the Kyogle LGA.

In order to fulfill the entry criteria, entrants will be asked to produce as graphic design representing the brand for the whole LGA; Suitable "slogans" or catch phrases for the LGA (up to three); Two key symbols/emblems for each of the villages of Wiangaree, Cawongla, Grevillia, Old Grevillia, Woodenbong, Old Bonalbo, Bonalbo, Tabulam, Mallanganee and Mummulgum and the township of Kyogle, and an explanation of the meaning behind each brand proposal, each slogan proposal and each village icon, and the linkage to Council's Community Strategic Plan.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $2500, with the first runner-up taking home $1000 and the second runner-up $500.

Once the winners are decided, the framework for the new brand will be determined, and a graphic artist will be asked to complete the final design.

For those who prefer using a camera, Council also is running a photography competition and is asking photographers to send in digital images of the Kyogle LGA.

The photographic competition will run from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017 and photographers submitting photos in the competition will maintain copyright but will agree to Council's use of all photos at no cost.

Council will offer the following prizes in the following categories linked to the Council's Community Strategic Plan - Best overall entry $500, Best "Village Life" $200, Best "Governance and community" $200,  Best "Aging in place, disability services and respite care" $200, Best "Agriculture" $200, Best "Visitor attraction" $200.

For further details about both competitions and entry forms, go to Council's website, drop into Council's Administration Centre at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle or call Council on 6632 1611.

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