WANTED: Logo for the Singapore Festival Orchestra (SFO)


REWARD: S$2,500 cash


Noise Singapore – the foremost youth arts festival in the nation – is partnering the Singapore Arts Festival to come up with an innovative logo to brand the SFO. The Arts Festival’s resident orchestra was specially set up for new expressions of orchestral performances in the Singapore Arts Festival and has played to the delight of a new generation of music lovers. This partnership with Noise Singapore is aimed at attracting the best creative talents in town to come up with a barrage of creative designs and ideas!


Starting today, Noise Singapore is inviting established and aspiring designers and artists to come up with original designs for the logo, embodying the spirit of an orchestra which celebrates innovative expressions of music and young musical talents with a strong sense of adventure and adaptability. The logo design competition is part of Noise Singapore’s sponsored category which aims to bring industry partners and young artists together in specially-created projects.


The winner of the competition will be awarded a cash prize of S$2,500 as well as a chance to work with the Singapore Arts Festival to achieve the final design for use by the orchestra. Two other cash prizes of S$400 each will be presented to merit entries. The competition opens today and will close on 30 November 2008.


Noise Singapore’s sponsored programmes like SFO’s logo design competition benefits both young artists as well as the sponsors. Each year, we see some very creative work that comes out from the unique challenges our sponsors present to the participants,” said Ms Chua Ai Liang, NAC’s Director of Audience Development. “The participants get a golden opportunity to have their work used by renowned brand names and displayed to the world, while our sponsors get to tap the minds of creative youths with great ideas and unique perspectives.


Noise Singapore’s collectible T-shirt design contest

But the SFO will not be the only one employing the help of Noise participants this year. Back by popular demand, Noise Singapore is on the hunt for winning designs to be printed as Noise 2008 collectible t-shirt which would be made available at the festival showcase in March 2009. The youths are given free reign over the design, which will be a visual interpretation of what Noise Singapore means to them. The winning designs will receive cash prizes of $800, $500 and $200, and will be featured on the Noise Singapore website and in the festival booklets. The contest opens today and will close on 15 December 2008.


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About Noise Singapore

Now into its 4th year, Noise Singapore is an arts festival for young people, by young people. Building on various media platforms, Noise Singapore is dedicated to giving voice to the plurality of ideas and creative compulsions of youths in Singapore. The festival is an inclusive platform for young people aged 35 and below to submit original works – broadly classified under art & design, music and photography – to be showcased through the festival’s new social networking website, live concerts, exhibitions and mass media platforms. Initiatives such as creative workshops and The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) serve to give young talents a leg-up into the creative industries and allow participants to interact with industry professionals. “What Noise Do You Wanna Make?” the festival’s tagline this year, speaks of a creative democracy and the empowerment of youths to express themselves through their own unique forms of art. It is a call to be more than mere passive audiences, and to come forward and unleash their talent and creativity.


About the Singapore Festival Orchestra (SFO)

Set up by the Singapore Arts Festival, the SFO was inaugurated during the Singapore Arts Festival 2007 as its resident orchestra. It headlines 2007’s festival with the sell-out PLAY!, a symphonic extravaganza featuring award-winning music from popular blockbuster video games. This year, it performed the Oscar-winning score of The Lord of the Rings Symphony by Howard Shore to the live projection of Tolkien art in storyboard drawings, The Architecture of Silence – an epic dance and music performance collaboration with the Slovenia National Treasures opera , Ballet Maribor and Ljubljana. The orchestra also performed under the baton of Tan Dun in his Crouching Tiger Concerto and Water Concerto for a gala concert at the Singapore International Water Week. Comprising seasoned professional musicians, the SFO aims to bring together classics with new expressions of orchestral performance, contributing to the diversity and enrichment of the Festival’s music programme.