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Logo competition is sure to be a big draw
WITH its colourful characters, bustling stalls and alluring aromas, there is plenty at the Leys Community Market to draw inspiration from.
Now the organisers of the monthly event in Blackbird Leys want help in designing a logo.
Anyone who thinks they can capture what makes the event special is invited to give it a bash.
Even those who don’t win will have a role to play as the entries will form an exhibition on the Logo Wall in The Barn, Nightingale Avenue, where the market is held.
Co-organiser Christine McDermott, of Greater Leys, said: “It is about harnessing and encouraging local talent.
“We are looking for entries from people of all ages, and are hoping to engage as many people as we can.
“By opening this competition to everyone in Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys we hope that they will come up with something that really captures the essence of what the market is about.
“It also helps towards continuity and gives something visual for people to hold on to when they think of the market.
“We are all about promoting local talent through the stalls, so this is another way to do that, and to consolidate our identity.
“To enter you must get a form from the market, as we hope that by taking it in will inspire someone to come up with something fresh and original. It will give them a visual sense of what we are all about.”
Residents worked on plans for a community market for the Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys estates since January 2012 Funding was provided from Oxford City Council’s regeneration budget of £14,000 and around £1,000 in other grants from funds such as Community First.
The first event was in December, with hundreds of people attending.
Following its success it was decided to hold the market on the third Saturday of each month, but from next month that will move to the last Saturday.
Ms McDermott said: “This will help us too, as the date is easier to remember in people’s minds.
“We’re on the lookout for steering group members too, so anyone who wants to come along and help is more than welcome.
“All this adds up to giving the growing, exciting community market a more fixed identity.”
For an entry form visit the market on Saturday, September 21, between 11am and 2pm.
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