Students to design 2012 Victory Ceremonies

Olympic organiser Locog have enlisted the help of students from the London Royal College of Art, to design ‘key elements’ of the Olympic Games Victory Ceremonies.

More than 770 Victory Ceremonies are set to take place at 29 different event venues across the UK during 2012. The ceremonies are to be watched by thousands of spectators in the venues and by a global television audience.

The students are expected to work on items including the podia, where athletes will receive their medals, costumes, flower holders and the medal trays, Event Magazine reports. It is estimated that around 250 trays and 6,000 flower holders are to be used in the Victory Ceremonies.

Paul Deighton, Locog CEO said: “We’re delighted to be working with one of the world’s best postgraduate art and design schools to enable these students to take up this once in a lifetime opportunity. We look forward to seeing their proposals, then teaming them up with industry professionals to realise their designs which will be seen by a global audience at the greatest show on earth.”

Rector of the Royal College of Art Dr Paul Thompson added: “It is a great honour that Locog are giving Royal College of Art postgraduate students the opportunity to contribute to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the enormous international appal of the Games, this is an unparallelled opportunity to showcase British design education to a worldwide audience.”