DAP, Gerakan fight over love Penang logo

(From left) State executive councillors Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim and Chow Kon Yeow, and Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng holding up the entry form (or poster) for the ‘I Love Penang’ logo design contest during the press conference in Komtar, Penang.StarPic by: ZAINUDIN AHAD / The Star / 12 Feb 2017

THE Penang government and state Gerakan have each organised a logo-designing competition to highlight issues in the state.

The state launched its ‘I Love Penang’ logo design competition on Wednesday while the state Gerakan launched a counter competition with the theme ‘Love Penang Save Penang’ yesterday.

State executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow, who is the committee chairman of the ‘I Love Penang’ campaign, said a 6km ‘I Love Penang’ run would be held on March 12 in conjunction with the campaign.

The run will be flagged off at Beach Street at 7.30am.

(Top from right) Lim, Chow and state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim holding up posters on the state’s ‘I Love Penang’ logo design contest. (Left) Oh highlighting Penang Gerakan’s ‘Save Penang’ logo contest at a separate press conference.

Oh highlighting Penang Gerakan’s ‘Save Penang’ logo contest at a separate press conference.

On the logo contest, Chow said: “Participants are free to use any type of colouring, technique, or design methods. The drawings and ideas must be original.

“Participants can submit more than one logo and every logo design must have the tagline #UntukNegeriKita and the use of language is free,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.

The closing date for the contest, which is open to all, is Feb 28.

He added that all entries must be submitted to the Bahagian Penerangan Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang at Level 47 in Komtar.

The first prize is RM2,000, second is RM1,500 and third is RM1,000.

For more details on the logo design contest, call 04-6505379/5365/5659/5683.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was present, said 3,000 participants had already signed up for the run.

It was reported that the state’s ‘I Love Penang’ campaign was launched recently after Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor expressed his view in a radio interview that Penang, Langkawi and parts Malacca and Tioman Island could see more development if they were federalised.

Penang Gerakan’s logo-designing competition is to raise awareness about issues in Penang.

Its vice-chairman Oh Tong Keong said participants must include the words of the theme in their logo in either English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese or Tamil.

“The logo must also touch on one or more of the key issues in Penang such as deforestation, floods, loss of heritage sites, loss of foreign investments, no low medium-cost houses, traffic congestion, land reclamation and water tariff rise,” he said.

The competition is open to all Malaysians.

State Gerakan publicity bureau chief Ooi Zhi Yi said the logo design must be submitted in both soft and hard copies.

The soft copy must be a vector-based file (.ai, .cdr, or .eps) while the hard copy must be an A4-size card.

“A description of the design in not more than 300 words must also be included.

Entries must be submitted with the registration form. They can either e-mail their design to letussavepenang@gmail.com or deliver it to the state Gerakan office at 139, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang.

Cash prizes of RM2,500, RM2,000 and RM1,500 await the top three winners, along with seven consolation prizes worth RM100 each.

Closing date for the contest is March 2.

For details and to download the registration forms, visit the state Gerakan Facebook page @gerakanpg.

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