The Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO) is inviting students and residents from across Northern Sydney to help design its new logo. The AHO is looking for a bold, creative design that will be used on its letterheads, reports and event posters, as well as on the shirt sleeve badge with interchangable labels for its Rangers, Officers, Volunteers and Interns.
The logo can be of any shape, but the design should not be larger than A5 (half an A4 page).
There are three categories. The winner of each will be awarded a brand new Nikon Coolpix waterproof camera. The categories are:
- Primary School: Years 3-6
- High School: Years 7-12
- Community: Council area residents
The competition is open to students and residents within Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Manly, North Sydney, Pittwater, City of Ryde, Warringah and Willoughby Council areas.
The competition opens on the 1 April. Please submit entries to PO BOX 12 North Sydney 2059 with a completed application form before close of the competition at 5pm, Wednesday 13 July. Entries will be judged by the Aboriginal Heritage Office Steering Committee and the winners will be announced on 31 July 2013.
The Aboriginal Heritage Office is a venture of eight local Councils – Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Manly, North Sydney, Pittwater, City of Ryde, Warringah and Willoughby Councils, working together to protect irreplaceable Aboriginal heritage sites for future generations. The AHO employs Aboriginal staff as well as specialists in Aboriginal heritage, training and education to work with each Council on a range of programs and activities to address site protection and community education.
The AHO and their Keeping Place and Education Centre, 135 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge, provides a resource centre, museum and a friendly place for all to learn more about our local area from an Aboriginal perspective. Most people have little idea of the rich Aboriginal heritage and history of their own suburb. The AHO provides a range of information via their website, brochures and DVDs as well as walks, talks and presentations to help dispel this ignorance of our lands history.
The AHO is an example of a continuing tradition of Indigenous people caring for country, using available technology, resources, knowledge and human interconnections.