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Raise-Up Gambia to organize Designers Contest

Sep 17, 2021, 12:46 PM | Article By: Ousman A. Marong

Raise-Up Gambia Helping Hands, a charitable organisation based in Germany, with its sub-office in The Gambia is set to organise a Designers Concert for ten Graphic Designers selected from different designing institutions in the country.

The organisation recently launched the new branding campaign targeting art design nonprofessionals in the advertising and integrated marketing communications industry.

The new branding was launched by Sandra Schuler, chair of Raise-Up Gambia Helping Hands.

The winner of the competition is expected to walk away with a whopping substantial amount of money.

Selected contenders are tasked to design one T-shirt and shoulder bag to create a traditionallabel design which will be used for the celebration of the 1st brand anniversary and the launch of the Raise-Up Gambia Helping Hands Office in Brikama.

Dubbed #’ Recognize Design Contest,’ the competition would see ten (10) Graphic Designers selected from different designing institutions in the country compete for the chance to have their design displayed on arguably one of the biggest canvases of their careers.

Four (4) Jurors made up of independent design personnel would vet and choose the ultimate winner who will subsequently walk away with a substantial amount of money.

“With ‘Raise – Start-Up Gambia’ we want to reach young people. We would like to try to support them to start their own business for them to lay a foundation for a better future. Our areas of specialisation in helping you to start up your own business are poultry, farming, carpentry, and tailoring, among others. We have come up with something special for tailors. We want to start a ‘Designers Competition’ at the end of October. Interested Hobby Schneiders (not self-employed) can register from now against 30th September 2021. There is a specification of what should be manufactured and the juries will select the best three (3). The winner will get support to build a business of his or her own,” said Sandra Schuler, chair, Raise – Start-Up Gambia.