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Libraries with a kick: Poster Competition for Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa

Libraries with a kick Poster competition for the Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa


Goethe-Institut in cooperation with LIASA and IFLA Africa Section.



When and where was the first Football World Cup held? Who currently holds the title of the Women’s Football World Champion? Which soccer player was awarded “African Footballer of the Year” in 1990?


Answers to these and many other questions around soccer can be found in your library, as well as many exciting books about soccer. During the Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa, many libraries will provide match results, background information about the teams and places where the games take place and even live screenings of the games. Libraries are meeting places for all soccer fans!


Now it is your turn: Design a poster with a slogan that combines soccer and libraries – one where the theme soccer can be suitably used to promote libraries and their services. You stand a chance to win an attractive prize!


This is how it works:

Send your design as a hardcopy or electronically to the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg by 01.02.2010. Each country selects the best three designs. An exhibition including all the winning posters will be shown in participating countries. - Take part! We are looking forward to your ideas.


Terms of participation:

  1. The poster designs must be submitted to the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, either electronically in ‘jpeg’ format or on A4 paper (210x297mm).
  2. The following details of the sender must be included upon delivery: name, surname, age, postal address and if available, an email address, telephone and fax number.
  3. The deadline for entries is on 01.02.2010. Please consider possible delays when using postal services. Designs that arrive at the Goethe-Institut after the stipulated date cannot be considered.
  4. Participation is open to people living in a Sub-Saharan African country. Employees of the Goethe-Institut and their families are excluded from participation.
  5. A jury, appointed by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, judges the designs’ originality and creativity. Each national jury chooses three winners.
  6. Participants authorise the Goethe-Institut to organise an exhibition in which all winning posters of the participating countries will be displayed. National winning posters will be made available to libraries in the respective countries for promotional purposes. The Goethe-Institut is permitted to publish and reproduce all designs.
  7. By participating in this competition, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions stipulated above.



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