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Warsaw. “Prague signs” competition. Rules, deadline for submitting works

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They should be aesthetic, modern and communicative, and at the same time refer to tradition. A competition for the graphic concept of signs for seven premises belonging to the city but rented to craftsmen in Praga begins.

“We want to constantly improve the aesthetics of urban space. After all, Warsaw is the best tourist destination in 2023!” – wrote the deputy mayor of Warsaw, Aldona Machnowska-Góra, in social media.

Contest rules and deadlines

As the city hall describes in the communiqué, the aim of the competition is to design signs that “improve the attractiveness of commercial premises belonging to the stock of the capital city of Warsaw, increase the aesthetics of urban space, and contribute to the promotion of unique activities and the city”.

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The competition is open and is addressed to all interested natural persons, legal persons or organizational units without legal personality, including graphic designers, designers, visual artists, as well as enthusiasts. You can design signs for any number of premises, i.e. submit designs for all premises participating in the competition, or the Participant may choose a specific premises and propose a signboard for it.

Deadline for submitting works ends March 13, 2023, until 10 p.m. Announcement of the competition results is planned until March 31, 2023.

Submission of competition works is on-line via e-mail to the following address: modelowa-rewitalizacja@um.warszawa.pl

The author of the awarded sign will receive a cash prize of PLN 2,500 gross.

A few years ago as part of the “re:design 4” project the signs of several local craftsmen were replaced in Praga North. They decorated the entrances and windows of a glazier, upholsterer, hairdresser, watchmaker, optician or furrier. The initiative covered premises at Ząbkowska 11, Wileńska 21 and 31, Stalowa 14 and 15, Szwedzka 7 and 11 Listopada 12.

New signs in PragaTomasz Zieliński/tvnwarszawa.pl

Main photo source: Aldona Machnowska-Góra, facebook.com

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