A competition has been launched to design the official pin badge for the NatWest Island Games XVI – Jersey 2015.
Islanders aged between 12 and 21 have the summer to create a design that represents the spirit of Jersey 2015. Thousands of pin badges with the winning entry will be produced and given to athletes and supporters at the Games.
Steve Bailey, Games Director, said: “It has become a tradition for the host island to produce a pin which, although only 3 centimetres in diameter, represents something much bigger.
We have developed a competition which will allow us to include youngsters who have a passion for art and design in what will be a huge sporting competition. It builds on our commitment to include and involve as many Jersey locals as we can in the Games.”
Duncan Langston, director of Waitrose in the Channel Islands, pin sponsor, said: “The Natwest Island Games is not just about sport, it’s about participation in all forms. The pin badge competition is a chance for those who skills lie within art and design to be included in the Games and we’re looking forward to seeing the wide range of talent that our island has to offer.”
Entry forms are being distributed to all Jersey Secondary schools and can also be downloaded from www.jersey2015.com/pinbadge or from the JEP website, www.jerseyeveningpost.com .
The closing date for applications is 15 September 2014 after which 12 of the best entries will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives from the Jersey 2015 Organising Committee, Jersey artist Ian Rolls, and the pin sponsors: Waitrose, the Jersey Evening Post, The Idea Works and NatWest.
The 12 best designers will be awarded a Daler Rowney Art Pack, courtesy of Waitrose, and their entries will be displayed in Waitrose Jersey branches throughout October. The public will be asked to view the shortlist and vote for their favourite design in-store or on the Jersey2015 website.
The designer of the winning entry, as chosen by the public, will work with local agency The Idea Works to fine-tune their design pre-production.
The official badges should be available from just before Christmas and throughout the Games.