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After a Fashion: Festival Holding A Logo Contest

As part of celebrations for the upcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, the Korea Fashion Association and the Japan Fashion Association are organizing the Korea Japan Fashion Festival.

On July 16, Ryu Kee-jae, the vice-president of the Korean Fashion Association and Hiroshi Fujinani of the Japan Fashion Association signed an agreement to hold fashion shows and a contest to design a logo for the fashion festival.

The contest is open to all, both individuals and groups, and each applicant can submit multiple designs, free of charge. The logo must include the "KJFF" characters and a symbolic illustration, but it does not necessarily have to embody the World Cup theme. However, all applications must be original, unpublished works. Entries will not be returned to applicants and the Korea Japan Fashion Festival will become copyright holder of all entries.

Designs must be A4 (21cm by 29.7 cm) in size, using an application downloaded through http://www.koreafashion.org (English available) and adhered to the back of the entry. Entries must be sent before Oct. 5 to The Korea Fashion Association,The Textile Center, 5th Flooor, 944-21 Daechi 3-dong, Gangnam-gu, 135-283.

Entries will be judged on creativity and originality, as well as their significance and popular appeal. The first screening will be done by the judging committee of each association, consisting of professionals from the fashion and design industry. The second and final screening will be done jointly by officials from Korea and Japan.

There will be one first prize awarded, worth 500,000 yen ($4,150), and five second prizes, each worth 50,000 yen. The winning designs will appear on various promotions, including posters, homepages, event activities and banners. The winners will be announced through the Korea Fashion Association homepage in November. Check the site for further announcements.

The two fashion groups will also offer cultural exchange programs during the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup next year. On May 25 and June 25, joint fashion shows presented by designers of the two nations will be staged in Seoul's Jangchung Gymnasium and Tokyo's Ebisu Garden. For more information, call 02-528-4741~5.

by Rhee Hyun-ju

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