This year will mark 40 years since Campbelltown signed a Sister City agreement with Koshigaya City, Japan.

Koshigaya Park in Campbelltown and a Campbelltown Park in Koshigaya were constructed following the signing on 11 April 1984.

To commemorate this anniversary of the sister city partnership, residents are invited to design a new logo that represents and celebrates the enduring bond between the two cities.

“The logo competition is a fantastic opportunity for someone to create their own part of this important history while marking an important milestone in this longstanding friendship,” said Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss.

Both residents of Campbelltown and Koshigaya are eligible to submit their entries, and the chosen design will become the official logo displayed on all on promotional materials, symbolizing the ongoing cultural exchange between the two cities.

Additionally, the winning logo will be incorporated into a commemorative flag that will be raised during visits by delegations from both cities.

Dr Greiss said that the Campbelltown-Koshigaya relationship is one of the most successful examples of a sister city relationship in Australia and has become an important part of Campbelltown’s modern identity.

“The relationship has provided students from each city with a valuable opportunity to participate in cultural exchange programs while also creating lasting legacies in the form of Koshigaya Park and the Japanese Tea House at Campbelltown Arts Centre,” he added.

The winning logo will be determined through online voting by residents of both cities. The winner will receive a prize of $500 and an award certificate jointly signed by the Mayors of both Koshigaya and Campbelltown.

The competition closes on Saturday 10 February at 5pm. Entry and design requirements are available here: https://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/About-Campbelltown/Sister-Cities/Koshigaya/40th-Anniversary-Logo-Competition