BMC, BSCL launch design contest for street vendors’ uniform

Bhubaneswar, Feb 11:
Redefining the concept of street vending in the first Smart City of the
country, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in collaboration with the
Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) launched a “Uniform Design Competition”
among citizens for the street vendors.
Citizens can take part
and win prizes worth Rs 1 lakh and contribute their innovative ideas to make
the vendors look smart. It would also make the identification of vendors easy
as they would be doing business with a proper dress code.
The competition will be
closed on March 15 and its results will be out in April. While the first prize
is worth Rs 50,000, second prize will be of Rs 30,000 and the third will have
Rs 20,000 as the prize money.
Any participant,
desiring to take part in the competition, has to submit the design entry to There will be
no entry fee for the uniform designing competition. This initiative is part of
the street vendors’ welfare and rehabilitation programme.
The design should be in
a uniform outlook and both the top and bottom and the print (if any) must be
completely incorporated by the designer. The uniform should have a space for
BMC logo, tagline and a reference to Bhubaneswar Street Vendors.  It should be unisex type and the fabric must
be suitable to the climate and seasons of the State Capital.
The design should
reflect the contribution of street vending to Bhubaneswar’s cultural identity.
The materials to be used by the designers should be comfortable, require less
maintenance and easy-to-wash. The uniforms will also cover food vendors.
Though citizens are to
create design with the help of computers, they can also submit sketches.
However, it should be properly scanned and submitted in JPEG or PDF formats and
there should be three dimensional views of the creation, i,e, views from back,
front and sides. Technical description of colours and fabric/materials should
match each other. The concept note of the design should also be submitted and
it must not exceed 200 words,
After the last date of
the submission of the entries, a distinguished jury panel will be assigned to
select the top three from all the valid entries.
It can be noted here
that apart from the systematic vending practice by putting the local vendors in
a definite area called “vending zone’’ and making them specific to a
particular type of commodity, the vendors were perhaps the leaders in using CFL
bulbs in their shops to help in the energy saving initiative of the city. They
are also using dustbins to keep their areas clean and green.

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