Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition to Launch at Design Indaba

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition, which showcases the winning work from the awards, will open at the Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town at the end of February. The exhibition, of which the SABC is the sole sponsor, is the annual roadshow of the Loerie winners and visits both local and international festivals, agencies, museums and educational institutions. “The launch of the exhibition at Design Indaba is particularly significant,” notes Andrew Human, managing director of The Loerie Awards. “Design is an important part of Brand Communication and it is a great opportunity to showcase the industries best work to a broad audience of designers, brand managers and consumers.” Recently the exhibition has travelled as far afield as Russia and New York to expose the very best of South African creative talent to a larger audience. This year the roadshow will include international stops, amongst other places, in Namibia and at The One Show in New York. The Loeries Travelling Exhibition does more than just showcase great creative work, as it also aims to broaden awareness of the brand communications industry as a career path for learners, and inspire students currently studying brand communications.

“The SABC, one of the major sponsors of the Loerie Awards, have over the last couple of years, increased its investment and strengthened its partnership with the Loeries in support of the creative industry. As the country’s biggest communicator, and a responsible corporate citizen, it is vital that the SABC moves beyond its mandate and play a meaningful role in the development and celebration of South Africa creativity. The monumental success of Africa’s most prestigious awards is testimony to the talent we harbour in the country. We are extremely excited to be the sole sponsor of The Loeries Travelling Exhibition,” says SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.

The Design Indaba Expo takes place from 27 February to 1 March. Visitors will also be able to take the exhibited winning work home with them, as the Loeries Annual, which showcases the winning work of 2008, will also be launched at the conference.

Major Sponsors

The major sponsors for the 2009 Loerie Awards are the SABC, Ads24, Cape Town Tourism and The City of Cape Town.

Travelling Exhibition Venues and dates*
Dates to remember:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PE: 7 - 14 March 09
DV8, Windhoek, Namibia 4 -13 April 09
Vega, Johannesburg 2 - 9 May 09
Durban Natal Museum 16 - 27 May 09
Bloemfontein Museum 9 - 27 June 09
Vega, Durban 13 - 18 July 09
Vega, Cape Town 24 July - 1 August 09
Tshwane University of Technology 22 - 29 August 09
City Varsity, Johannesburg 4 - 11 September 09
North West University, Potchefstroom 24 September - 4 Oct 09
Stellenbosch Academy 10 - 22 October 09
One Club, New York End November 09
*All dates are subject to change

Important Loerie dates to diarise:

Entries Open: March
Entry Deadline: 15 May 2009
Migrate Magazine 09 May 09
Judging: 13 - 17 July 09
Judges Seminar: 13 July 09
Loerie Awards Festival Weekend Cape Town: 25 - 27 September 09
Migrate Magazine 10 October/Nov 09

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