bannerart.org "buy nothing day" contest winner

Posted by GARRETT LYNCH | Fri Nov 29th 2002 1 a.m.

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Hello everyone

The Banner Art Collective announces winner of Buy Nothing Day contest.

The Banner Art Collective's Buy Nothing Day contest received 15
banners from artists in France, the UK, and the US. Thanks to all
artists for a great and varied group of entries.

Many entries were strong, so contest officials almost decided to
split the grand prize of $0 (USD) between several entries.
Ultimately, though, the grand prize was awarded to Zebra3's
"buy-sell(f) nothing," a banner which subverts the textuality of
corporate logos to good effect. Zebra3's banner will be featured on
the Banner Art Collective's front page (http://www.bannerart.org/)
through the holiday buying season.

Buy Nothing Day (November 29th in the US and Canada, November 30th in
Europe and elsewhere) is an annual international event held to
protest the unoffical opening day of holiday shopping. It is
organized by the Adbusters Media Foundation
(http://www.adbusters.com/). Now in its eleventh year, Buy Nothing
Day is a 24-hour consumer fast and celebration of sustainable living.
Over one million people around the world are expected to participate.

As always, the Banner Art Collective (http://www.bannerart.org/)
continues to collect new entries for its ongoing banner art
collection. From November 29 through February 4, the site will be
included in the Edith-Russ Site for Media Art exhibition "Total
Uberzogen" (http://www.oldenburg.de/edith-russ-haus/) in Oldenburg,
Germany. The group plans to stage several banner art "happenings"
within commercial advertising space in early 2003.

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Salut tous

Le Banner Art Collective announce le gagnant de le "Buy Nothing Day" concours.

Le "Buy Nothing Day" (achete rien jour) concours de le "Banner Art
Collective" a recu 15 banniere's de artistes en France, Angleterre et
Etais Unis. On remerci tout qui a participe au concours.

Le qualite de banniere's entre dans le concours etait forte et on a
presque decide a diviser le grand prix de $0 (USD) soit 0
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