Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Logo competition for 2014 Norwich Beer Festival is now open

Thoughts have already turned to preparing for the 37th Norwich beer festival, which will take place from Monday 27th October 2014, because preparations take nearly a year.

The first task is to select a logo for the festival, which will be one of the prime marketing tools for the festival.

Martin Ward, the current festival organiser, says: “We expect to receive a large number of entries as ever, with no doubt a fantastic array of ideas including a dragon, 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.

Entries should be one per sheet or email, maximum size A4. 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 should be sent to Logo Competition, 22 Branford Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4QD or email to by Monday 17th February 2014 please.

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

Branch charity benefits from beer festival donation

Our Branch Charity for 2013, the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB), were delighted to be chosen by the branch and report that they are positive their profile has been helped by their attendance throughout the 36th Norwich Beer Festival in October.

Also through the generous donations of unused beer cards, as well as coins and notes given during the week of the festival, NNAB fundraiser Jeremy Goss said they were delighted with the record breaking total of £5,000, much needed cash which will be used to assist the lives of blind people throughout Norfolk.

Jeremy said he had never been to a beer festival before, let alone Norwich’s long-running event, indeed he had never had real ale before being served a small taster of a light, pale ale about which he said “actually that’s really nice!”.

A presentation of the cheque from the Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA branch will be arranged for early next year.