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Design yourself into Toowoomba's history books

Toowoomba residents have a chance to draw themselves into the history of their city with a new competition to unearth a logo for Toowoomba — the Education Capital.

Toowoomba Regional Councillor Geoff McDonald has today put the call out for residents to get in touch with their creative side and come up with a design the city can proudly promote for years to come.

There is also a prize of $450 up for grabs if your logo is chosen as the winning entry.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the people of Toowoomba,” Cr McDonald said.

“It really is a chance for one of our residents to write themselves into the history of this city.”

The competition will be run through www.designcrowd.com.au/crowdsourcing — a website that hosts competitions open to designers based all around the world, which is why Cr McDonald said it was important for local residents to make sure they throw their hat into the ring.

The logo would be part of a community push to encourage local, national and international people to consider Toowoomba as the Education Capital of Australia.

It would represent businesses and education providers throughout a broad spectrum of lifelong learning opportunities in the region, incorporating both a ‘graphic’ and a ‘tag line’ — Toowoomba Education Capital.

“We are looking for a sophisticated albeit simple logo, which will honour aspects of what makes Toowoomba great,” Cr McDonald explained.

Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek lent his support to the Education Capital project at an official launch with University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas in Toowoomba in August this year.

“Toowoomba is known locally as a centre of excellence in education, but the challenge now is to broadcast that message to the rest of Australia and the world,” Mr Langbroek said.

Further information and competition details are available at http://jobs.designcrowd.com.au/job.aspx?id=71147

The competition will close on December 10, 2012.

Media contact:

Jim Campbell, jim.campbell@usq.edu.au, 07 4631 2977

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