29 May 2012
Design a Poster for Street Performance World Championships
Bord Gáis Energy is to sponsor a €1000 prize for a lucky youth club in the upcoming competition being run by Foróige, the Cork Independent and the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championships (SPWC).
The Cork Independent has teamed up with Foróige and the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship (SPWC) to highlight both the voluntary work and the visual spectacle that both groups bring to Cork culture through a poster competition.
The deadline for clubs to enter the poster competition has also been extended, and clubs now have until 15 June to submit their poster for consideration.“Bord Gáis Energy is delighted to be working with the Cork Independent in supporting youth development through street performance,” commented CEO John Mullins. “As a supporter of sport, reading, arts and community development we understand the valuable role that Foróige plays in the promotion of our youth in so many disciplines. I wish all of the participants great enjoyment and the very best in the competition.”
The posters will illustrate the work that Foróige does in the local community, either through charity ventures such as Meals on Wheel or assisting members of the community. “It is fantastic that the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship is returning to Cork again this July, it will bring great colour and activity to our summer,” said Jarlath Feeney, Managing Director of the Cork Independent.
Posters entered by the clubs will go up on the newspaper’s Facebook page on 21 June, when the applicants will be whittled down to five finalists through public vote. The five finalists will feature in the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championships as well as being included in a special edition of the paper this summer. Foróige’s aim is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society.
The deadline to enter the Facebook competition is 15 June, with entries to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting begins on 21 June via Facebook. The five finalists will be announced on 5 July with the overall winner included in a special supplement on the Laya Healthcare SPWC on 12 July.