Entries from road safety poster contest go on show

Arresting graphics with a road safety message went on show in the capital’s Atatürk Cultural Centre last week from a selection of entries to an Cyprus International University (CIU) poster competition.

The contest was held in memory of former student and motorcyclist Ali Gargınsu who died with pillion passenger Gizem Acet on May 25, 2014 after losing control of his bike on the Kaplıca-Balalan road.

“Grafers” project co-ordinator Dr Elif Songür Dağ said: “Traffic is an important part of coexistence which requires all citizens to be educated in road safety, abide by the rules and have respect for others. We organise the show to raise awareness and to remember our beloved student Ali Gargınsu.”

First prize went to Özge Kandemir with honorable mentions for Iva Bohacova and Ceren Doğuşlu.

Jury Special Awards went to Vahid Fanodi, Iran: Edyta Kurc, Poland: Sergio Olivotti, Italy: Patryk Krygowski, Poland and Tore Terrasi, USA.

The event won the recognition of the international graphics organisation Ico-D and drew 314 submissions from all over the world which were judged by a jury of eight academics and designers at CIU last month. A selection of 50 posters went on at the 6.30pm launch last Friday which may be viewed on weekdays from 9am to 3pm except Thursdays when hours are 9am to 12.30pm and 2.30-5.30pm until Friday March 24.

By Anne Canalp for Cyprus Today

Entries road safety poster contest show

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