IOA (Irish Organic Association ) reports that the European Union has launched an EU wide student competition to develop a new organic logo which will be used on organic products across Europe. The aim is to attract entries from art and design students from across the EU. To enter you must be over 18 and a registered student of art or design and all entries must be submitted electronically. Entry is free and the best designs will be selected by a jury consisting of a panel of experts from the fields of art, graphic design and organic farming from different EU countries. Those designs shortlisted will be uploaded to the web and people from across the EU will be able to vote for their favourite entry. The deadline for receipt of entries is June 25th and the winner will receive a prize of 6,000 euro with the runner up receiving 3,500 euro and a third prize of 2,500. All information on the competition and how to enter is available on www.ec.europa.eu/organic-logo
Kate Carmody, Chairperson of IOA commented, â€˜This is a great opportunity for young Irish artists and designers to come up with a logo which will be used on organic products across Europe. Quite apart from the prize money, itâ€™s a real opportunity to showcase their creativity and help promote the benefits of organic food. We hope there will be a very strong Irish entry. If anyone is thinking of entering and wants to get some ideas about organic methods and what is happening in organics in Ireland they should go to the Organic Matters or IOA websites which have a good range of articles and other information available.â€™
The Irish Organic Association (IOFGA) is the largest organic certification organisation in Ireland representing approx 1,000 farmers, growers and processors. It is responsible for certifying the organic provenance of its members produce and the IOA symbol indicates that a product has met the highest standard of organic integrity. IOA also works to inform the public about the benefits or organic food and to support the development of organic food production in Ireland.
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For further information contact:
Kate Carmody Chairperson IOA 086 8239582
John Oâ€™Neill Tel 087 612 5989
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