Thursday, 27 December 2012

Logo needed for 2013 Norwich Beer Festival

Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA's thoughts have now turned to preparing for the 36th Norwich Beer Festival, which will take place from Monday 28th  October 2013.

The first task is to get a logo for the festival, which forms one of the prime marketing tools for the festival.

Martin Ward, the current festival organiser says: “As in previous years, we expect to receive a large number of entries, with no doubt a fantastic array of ideas, but we always look forward to having a tough decision with big selection to choose from”.

The main winning entry will be judged by the organising committee at the inaugural planning meeting in the New Year and receive £100 plus a selection of goodies at the festival.

The winning under-18 entrant will get a book voucher, plus there will be ten runner-up prizes of complementary festival tickets.

On the back of the paper, or within the email, please specify "Adult" or "Under-18" and include your name, contact details and age (if under-18).

The most important element of the design is that a dragon must be included, but abstract is fine; with a maximum 5 colours (although 4 is preferable), including any black or white parts of the design.

Emailed entries should be in a computer readable format (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF, Postscript, GIMP, Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw), please. No MS Word document files please.

Entries (one per sheet or email, maximum size A4) can be sent to Logo Competition, 22 Branford Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4QD or email to Jane at by Monday 18th February 2013 please.

All entries become the property of Norwich & Norfolk Campaign for Real Ale and may be used for display and publicity purposes.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Review of the 2012 Norwich Beer Festival

Judging from the feedback we received from customers, volunteers and brewers, the 2012 Norwich Beer Festival can be classed another success.

Comments on the beer and range available have been mostly positive, with the public very happy with the range of styles from light golden beers to the traditional autumnal porters and stouts, with a good variety in between.

Numbers of festival goers did seem slightly down on previous years with around 19,000 people through the door and sales down by around 5%, so perhaps the recession is still biting, however we did also have to compete with two football matches, Hallowe'en and fireworks night.

The tasting sessions were well received again and all the session leaders seem pleased with those attending and their enthusiasm to acquire knowledge on the styles of beer and cider available and insight into how such products are made and where they came from.

The branch's charity, Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue (NORLSAR), raised their profile through their attendance and also some much needed cash which will be used to purchase essential items to enable the volunteers to perform future searches and rescues.

Through donations of unused tokens, £2,200 was been raised and along with £1,300 cash donated during the week the total has reached a very impressive £3,500.

Paul Webber of NORLSAR says: “The committee will decide how best to allocate the money in January but items we are looking at are team radios, portable weatherproof shelters for the team and personal protection equipment for riverbank searches”.