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Still time to design winning medal for ‘Young Mayo Person of the Year’

Still time to design winning medal for ‘Young Mayo Person of the Year’

The deadline date has now been extended to 9 January to enable more young people of Mayo to design the medal that will be presented to the first ‘Young Mayo Person of the Year’ at the Gala Awards Ceremony on Friday 10 February 2017 in the Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin.

The design competition is being held in association with Designwest, one of the premier digital and print design agencies in the West of Ireland.

Having written to every secondary school in the county, inviting them to participate in the competition, Mayo Association Dublin has extended the deadline date to Monday 9 January, to enable more students to enter the competition.

Students are required to design a medal, incorporating the aims of the Award and the spirit of the Mayo Association Dublin into their design. The medal will be of 55mm dimension, and will be cast in metal.

Entries must be submitted to secretary@mayoassociationdublin.com. All Transition Year students are welcome to submit an entry, and please note that multiple entries from any one school are welcome.

The top five designs will be selected by the qualified graphic designers at Designwest and will be then voted for by the public on the Mayo Association Dublin’s Facebook Page.

designwest-square-logoA press release with the winning design will be issued. The winner’s school will be awarded €500 by Mayo Association Dublin, kindly sponsored by Designwest, which can be used at the school’s discretion to support students in an educational or extra-curricular project. The winning student will also receive the opportunity to intern with Designwest in Kiltimagh.

Paul Sammin, Chairman of Mayo Association Dublin, described this competition as “a fantastic opportunity” for the creative young people of Mayo to demonstrate how the achievements of their own winner should be represented. “We are very grateful to Designwest for the sponsorship and also for the extremely generous opportunity for the winner of the competition to intern with them,” he added.

On behalf of Kiltimagh-based Designwest, Declan Foley said they are delighted to sponsor this competition. “One of my earliest memories in terms of my own creative journey was winning a poster competition or two, which I firmly believe instilled a love of art and creativity in me and a belief that I could do something with my talents.

“If I or Designwest can help an aspiring creative be they a designer or an artist on their journey I am most happy to be part of that.”

For more information about  the ‘Young Mayo Person of the Year’ Award click here.