21 April 2014 10:22

The preliminary list of names nominated by the public for induction in the 2013/2014 Cyprus Walk of Fame has been released by project organisers. Each year, a committee will review the public’s nominees and decide who can be inducted into the ‘Cyprus Walk of Fame’.
People will also be able to vote for their favourite nominee through online voting. Inductees’ names will be inscribed on starfish-shaped tiles, which will be placed along the Limassol seafront.
To the present, five people top the list of people’s nominees. These are: Igor Vartchenko (Arts & Entertainment category), Roman Starikovich (Agriculture, Business & Industry), Marcos Baghdatis (Sport & Recreation), Violeta Cacomanoli (Arts & Entertainment), and Andreas Pantzis (Arts & Entertainment).
The nomination criteria are: Nominees must have been born in Cyprus or have spent their formative or creative years in Cyprus, must have experience in their field and have an established body of work, and must have had national or international impact on Cyprus heritage.
In addition, organisers expect that nominees should represent the essence of the Cypriot identity, which they describe as peace-loving, creative, diverse, confident, harmonious, innovative, socially responsible, and successful.
Meanwhile, the results have been announced for the competition for best star design, to be adopted as the walk of fame tile. Over four dozen designers took part in the competition, which had both Cypriot and international participants. The winning star was the ‘Starfish’ design by Anton Shappo of Russian-based Premier Advertising  Agency. The production of the first sample starfish tiles has already started.
In another project milestone, the Enaerios Pier has been selected as the landmark to be used in the Cyprus Walk of Fame logo. 
The pier was chosen as the image for the logo on account of its recognition as a Limassol landmark that is popular with locals, tourists, and fishermen.
Cyprus Walk of Fame organisers are confident that the project will become a popular attraction for tourists and locals. Similar ‘walk of fame’ projects have been done in over 50 countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Canada and the USA.
To nominate a person go to:  http://www.cypruswalkoffame.com/en/nominate/.  
For more info contact: cypruswalkoffame@gmail.com


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