Paint the World Orange
The Paint the World Orange contest is looking for those special ideas, those not-of-this-world propositions or spectacular and original tools to brand the Dutch economic image in the world in an unprecedented way.
Submit your unique ideas and win a production fee of EURO 500,000.
Amsterdam, 26 Sept 2008 – Launch of a national initiative by the Dutch Government. Who has the best idea to brand the Netherlands internationally?
The Dutch Innovation Platform and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs are launching a contest to develop a new approach for the international branding of the Netherlands. Goal is to develop innovative marketing concepts, tools and ideas to position the Netherlands as an international hub for creative talent, and a global force in innovation.
A jury, led by designer Marcel Wanders, will select 5 candidates from the initial entries; these are announced by 3 December 2008 and are asked to further develop their concept. The winner will be announced in the Spring of 2009. A budget of max. Euro 500.000 will be allocated to roll out the concept, and it will be made into an integral part of the Holland Branding Strategy.
Bas Verhart, Co-Founder PICNIC, Member Innovation Platform
Marcel Wanders, Designer, Entrepreneur, and Chair of the Jury
Frank Heemskerk, Minister for Foreign Trade, the Netherlands
The Contest is open to any individual or organisation (e.g.company, business or institution) in any country.
Documents for download:
Simon Anholt nation branding (PDF, 41 kb)
Terms & conditions (PDF, 92 kb)
Holland branding (PDF, 93 kb)
Identity guide (PDF, 5 Mb)
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Paint the World Orange
Amsterdam, Sep 26, 2008 — Launch of a national initiative by the Dutch Government. Who has the best idea to brand the Netherlands internationally?