What’s in a name? R5,000 actually

Posted by Laura Grant on October 20, 2008
Posted in Green News

Think of a name for the Glass Recycling Company’s logo (pictured right) and you could win a nice R5,000 cash bonus for Christmas. It’s your opportunity to help convert South Africans into glass recycling champions.

The competition has been running for a while and a few hundred entries have been received already, but the closing date has been extended.

“Interestingly, many of the entries in so far have been similar in approach with a strong weighting towards names that emphasise the bottle’s characteristics, rather than what he represents: glass recycling and environmentalism,” says Shabeer Jhetam, general manager of The Glass Recycling Company.

The name should also be one that is representative of the demographics of the country, the company says. “Like Zakumi for [the] 2010 [Soccer World Cup], so too should our icon’s name be easily recognisable, it should roll off the tongue without difficulty and must be representative of what The Glass Recycling Company is trying to achieve: a nation of glass recyclers,” says Jhetam.

You’ll find the judging criteria and competition rules on The Glass Recycling Company’s website, plus an online entry form. Or you can send your entries to mel[at]simonsayscom[dot]co[dot]za or fax them to 011-465-7553 (don’t forget to include your contact details with your entry).

You have until November 30 to come up with a good name, so get your thinking caps on.


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