One Week Left To Submit Designs For The Space Needle’s 50Th Anniversary Wrap-up; “Top Off Our 50Th” Contest Garners National Attention
September 13, 2012
SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WHAT: The submission deadline for the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary "Top Off Our 50th" roof painting design is 11:59 pm PDT on September 20. A judging panel will then review all entries and cut the field down to six. Those designs will be posted on www.spaceneedle.com for a public vote. The winner will get to see his or her design gleaming from the top of the 50-year- old icon until the end of its 50th Anniversary year on April 21, 2013. STATUS: More than 100 designs, both hand-drawn and electronic, have come in from coast to coast thus far. A wide variety of themes have been put forward from the 50th Anniversary to Native American Heritage. Good taste is the only limiting factor for submissions. BACKGROUND: For the first time ever, a fan of the Space Needle will see his or her design painted on the roof of the 605-foot-tall structure for the world to see. The design and, quite frankly, some pretty legit bragging rights for its mastermind will adorn the roof from October 21, 2012 through April 21, 2013, the day of its 51st birthday. ANNOUNCEMENT: On Sunday, October 21 - as the Space Needle celebrates the anniversary of the closing day of the 1962 World's Fair - the winning design will be revealed. Painting will begin as quickly as the weather permits. Besides the honor of being the first-ever to have a personal design on the Space Needle, the winner will also receive various prizes all tied to the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary. COMMENT: Ron Sevart, Space Needle President and CEO, said when announcing the contest, "This really is a nod to our heritage. We were built as a symbol of the future, born of the imagination of a few and embraced by the world. As we look ahead, this is our way to continue to stir the imagination and look ahead to our next 50 years."
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