Friday, 18 December 2015

2016 Norwich Beer Festival logo competition is launched

The annual competition to find the new logo for the 39th Norwich Beer Festival, which will take place from Monday 24th
October until Saturday 29th October 2016, has just been launched by members of the Norwich and Norfolk branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

The preparations for the popular annual event, which will be held again in St Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls in Norwich and receives around 19,000 festival goers over eleven sessions, and takes ten months to plan and organise.

The members and volunteers have only just recovered from running the 2015 Beer Festival but launching the logo competition is one of the first tasks for the beer festival and the winning design will be one of the prime marketing tools for the festival.

Rob Derbridge, the festival organiser for 2015, said "We are hopeful that as ever we will receive a large and fantastic array of entries. We always receive entries on various themes, although they must include a dragon in some form, but the entrants can choose a setting or background of their choice. We always look forward to having a tough decision yet again in selecting the eventual winner!".

The main winner will be judged by the organising committee at the planning meetings in the New Year and will receive £100 along with a selection of merchandising at the festival featuring their logo.

There will be ten runner-up prizes of complementary festival tickets and also the best under-18 entrant will get a book voucher.

Entrants are asked to specify "Adult" or "Under-18" and include their name, contact details and age (if under-18) on the back of the paper design or within the email.

As always, the most important element is that a dragon must be included within the design, although abstract is acceptable, also a maximum five colours (four 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); no MS Word document files please.

Entries (one per sheet or email and with a maximum size A4) can be sent to 2016 Norwich Beer Festival Logo Competition, 4 Rectory Close, Newton Flotman, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1PZ or email to by Monday 22nd February 2016 at the latest please.

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