GO! 2025 European Capital of Culture Nova Gorica - Gorizia now is over!
EGTC GO, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, published an international competition for the selection of the logo and visual identity of the European Capital of Culture 2025 Nova Gorica – Gorizia.
EGTC GO, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation recently has published an international competition for the selection of the logo and visual identity of the European Capital of Culture 2025 Nova Gorica – Gorizia.
What is the European Capital of Culture?
The European Capital of Culture is a project of the European Commission that has taken place every year since 1985 and involves two cities from two states of the European Union selected by an independent jury within national competitions. In 2025, in addition to Nova Gorica and Gorizia, the German city of Chemnitz will also be bearing the title. The theme (slogan) of the European Capital of Culture 2025 is GO! Borderless, which embodies their desire to create a city without borders. Nova Gorica and Gorizia overcoming together all kinds of 'borders': two cities divided by the wars of the twentieth century, united by close collaboration and friendship, have set themselves an ambitious goal: to become the European Capital of Cross-border Culture.
Under the motto Go! Borderless, the borderless international project promotes and implements one city of culture in two cities, which together overcome all “borders”: care for the common development of the territory, friendship, development of a common cultural center and valorization of all the cultures and traditions of the shared space.
The visual identity of this unique capital of culture, which will be an expression of a real “cultural earthquake” at the junction of two cities, will be our mirror to the world and a common message that culture builds bridges and tears down walls creating #GO! Borderless worlds. The object of this Competition is the study and creation of a new logo / representative brand that clearly summarises the theme inspiring the event, and which serves as a launching platform and distinctive sign for all activities of the European Capital of Culture project with particular regard to identity and communication. A logo / brand that must be original, innovative, inclusive and 'borderless', as the new European capital of the two cities on the border is striving to be original, innovative and inclusive. The visual identity shall be able to address everyone in a clear and engaging way, transferring a positive and modern approach to the great theme of European culture.
The participation is open for graphic / design companies, advertising / communication agencies; graphic designers, designers and architects or artists with status; graduates of public and private study programs in fine arts, graphics, design or communication.
There is no entry fee to participate!