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Thousands enter design Olympic jump competition

A total of 2,093 entries have been received for the Bejiing Olympics Jumping Fence Design Competition, which was reported in the 1 February issue of H&H.

A shortlist of 60 entries is being drawn up and the final winner will be announced on 1 April. The winner will receive £650 and their entry, alongside those of the runners-up, will be exhibited in Hong Kong.

The majority of entries were from under 16s, while 270 entries were received from adults. Eighty-three entries were submitted by professional designers.

“We are very pleased with the enthusiastic response, especially from the primary and secondary schools,” said Nancy Pang, marketing director of the Olympic Equestrian Company. “Indeed, one of the main objectives in organising this competition is to encourage students to explore what the Olympics and equestrian sport are, to examine Chinese culture and Hong Kong identity, and to exercise their visual creativity.”

On 27 March, the 60 shortlisted entries, which include 30 from the junior section and 15 from both the senior and professional sections, will go on display to commemorate the 500 day countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

H&H Hong Kong blogs

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