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Brussels, 19 January 2010

European Commission invites public to vote in Europe Day 2010 poster competition

The European Commission recently launched a competition for young graphic designers to create its Europe Day poster for the year 2010. A panel of European experts in the field of design and communication chose ten finalists among more than 1 700 entries. The ten shortlisted proposals are now open to a public vote on the website of the competition.

"This competition has provided the Commission with a great opportunity to draw attention to and show how Europe is seen by young people", said Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Communication. The winning design will become the official poster for the Europe Day on 9 March 2010 and beyond and distributed in all 27 EU countries. The overall winner and the two runners-up will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Brussels to attend an award ceremony in May 2010 and a cash prize of €2 000 and €1 000 respectively. Reflecting the theme chosen for the Europe Day poster competition, ‛I ♥ Europe’, the contributions of the ten finalists may also be used in exhibitions organised by the European Commission or EU representatives in the member states as well as in promotional material.

Votes can be submitted on the website of the competition until the 31 January 2010: http://www.designeurope2010.eu/

To receive regular updates on the progress of the votes, you can join the Facebook group on: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=131496902480


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