The theme is the Merlion, and the challenge is open to everyone. Participation is free and there will be no restrictions on the number of models you may submit.
The Merlion, originally designed as an emblem of the Singapore Tourism Board, is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The lion head represents Singapore's original name "Singapura" or Lion City in Sanskrit. The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name of Temasek meaning "sea town" in Javanese.
The Merlion at Merlion Park is one of the few Merlion sculptures seen around Singapore. Pictures of this Merlion are uploaded at:
The 5OSME Merlion Design Challenge is now over! The entries can be viewed here: 5OSME Merlion Challenge Entries.
The voting period is now open. To vote, please download and complete the voting form below, and send it to: 5osme.merlion [at] gmail.com before 12 July 2010. Individual votes will be kept confidential.
This is a design challenge with no prizes. The winners will be decided by voting based on the pictures submitted and uploaded on the website. Voting is open to everyone, and further information on voting will be posted here at a later date.
The pictures submitted will only be used for the purpose of the Challenge. Any requests for commercial use will be referred to the model creator.