Olympic committee seeks torch designers

Design consultancies, engineering firms and manufacturers are being sought to create the Olympic and Paralympic Torches for London 2012.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), in partnership with the Design Council, has begun the process of creating the torches for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays. They have invited product and industrial design, engineering and manufacturing talent to register interest in creating what will become two of the key visual icons of the London Games.

LOCOG and the Design Council are encouraging designers with a track record of creating iconic product or industrial designs to register their interest on the CompeteFor website.

Expressions of interest from engineering firms and manufacturers will be welcomed from Wednesday 11 August 2010 as details are posted on CompeteFor.

The deadline for completion of this first stage of the process is midnight on Sunday 22 August 2010.