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Bakubung Platinum Mine branding design competition launched for students

20 September 2013

As part of Wesizwe Platinum’s ongoing community outreach programmes to engage young people, particularly young students, the company is launching a new competition inviting talented young design students in the community to help to design a concept for a new corporate logo for the Bakubung Platinum Mine.  The premise of the competition is to encourage young design talent from the local Ledig high schools including Phatisma High School, to use their creative imagination and design expertise to create a possible creative logo for consideration for an independent panel of competition judges. The judges will then, according to a set of design criteria, make their assessments of all the design entries submitted, and identify one final design that could be used in part, or in total, with some fine tuning by Wesizwe’s appointed design team, to create a finished version for use at the mine site.  The young learner submitting the winning design, as chosen by the judging panel, will be awarded with a prize of a laptop computer, fully loaded with a design software package, aimed at encouraging them in their future design career. The winner would also be profiled in an article to be featured in a forthcoming edition of Ledig Sun newspaper, in a future edition of Community e-News, on the Wesizwe website, and in a press release to be distributed to the local media.  The competition will run from Friday 6 September 2013 and all entries must be received no later than Monday 30 September.


Bakubung Platinum Mine branding design competition rules


• The competition is open to registered, full-time Grade 10, 11 & 12 learners at Ledig High Schools and Phatisma High School

• Entrants should be able to produce a testimonial letter from the school if required

• Only one entry per learner will be admitted

• Entrants must be aged between 16 and 21 years

• Entries must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the principal’s office at the school where the learner is registered

• All entries must carry the school’s stamp on the envelope

• All designs entered should be on a clear, white page, not larger than A-4 in size

• The design of the logo should represent the Bakubung heritage and the animal Hippo should feature in someway in the design

• The design should be free-hand drawn and not produced by computer aided drawing

• Entries must be accompanied by the learner’s full names and surname, ID number, home address and contact telephone numbers

• The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into

• Short-listed entrants will be required to present their logo concept to the judging panel

• Wesizwe Platinum reserves the right to publish the winning design in any format it so wishes

• The competition closes on 30 September and no late entries will be considered

• The prize for the winning entry is a lap-top computer with graphic design software installed

• The winner is liable to pay for renewal of software upon its licence lapse, and Wesizwe Platinum will not be held liable for renewal of such software upon its lapse

• The prize cannot be converted into cash or replaced and/or changed into any alternative prize; or awarded to another person

• The winners will be notified by phone, and their name and photograph will be published in newspapers and radio stations that Wesizwe Platinum chooses

• Employees of Wesizwe Platinum, Bakubung Platinum Mine, their advertising/marketing agencies and their immediate family members cannot enter the competition

• Entrant’s contact details may be used for possible future marketing purposes

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