A fence design competition for the show-jumping event in the 2008 Olympics was launched Monday.
Organized by the Hong Kong Equestrian organization, the competition aims to raise the equestrian's event reputation among the public. The design work should convey the themes of the Beijing Olympics, namely "Green Olympics", "High-tech Olympics" and "People's Olympics", as well as the image of Hong Kong as progressive, innovative and cosmopolitan.
President of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, Timothy Fok, said that jumping fences were a good metaphor for promoting the Hong Kong personality before the global community.
He said the competition was a good opportunity for members of the public to exercise their creativity by submitting innovative designs for fences.
The competition comprises three categories: junior, senior and professional with results due to be announced on March 27 next year.
(Xinhua News Agency November 28, 2006)