The Swans, the Sail Bridge and the Wales National Airshow all feature in some creative new designs vying to become the official #Swansea2021 emoji.
The team behind the city’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid set the quirky challenge to students at Swansea College of Art (UWTSD) to design an emoji to represent Swansea’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid, with the winning Swansea-moji set to be chosen from the six shortlisted ones on 13 November.
Now the public is being asked to vote for its favourite #Swansea2021 emoji by visiting www.swansea2021.co.ukand casting their vote. The design with the most votes will become the official emoji of the bid, shared by thousands during the campaign and – if Swansea wins – during the city’s tenure as UK City of Culture 2021.
Jane Simpson (Gallery Simpson) from Swansea 2021 said: “We’re delighted to launch this inventive competition and it has been pleasing to see the young people from UWTSD take up the challenge so enthusiastically.
“You can see from some of the shortlisted designs how iconic Swansea’s features are – from the Swansea City FC brand to the Meridian Tower, from the sea at Swansea Bay to Swansea Airshow. These things have become a part of our cultural DNA and it is great to see them writ large in some of these eye-catching emoji designs.
“More than 5,000 have already cast their vote at www.swansea2021.co.uk and I would urge everyone to choose their own favourite before voting closes at 9am on Monday 13 November, so Swansea 2021 can have an emoji everyone wants to share and broadcast.
“Over the past few years a number of Welsh-themed emojis – from the Welsh flag, to Skomer Island puffins, to our favourite word in Wales – tidy – to the Welsh Dragon have been added to the emoji lexicon. I look forward to launching the #Swansea2021 emoji.”
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