Wednesday, November 9, 2011
That Wellington International Airport sign ..
A public competition was launched on August 31, after public outrage over airport plans to put a Wellywood sign on the hillside.
More than 300 entries were sent in and a panel of prominent Wellingtonians selected five finalists. A first round of voting in which more than 18,500 people voted determined the two finalists that would go up against Wellywood in the final vote.
Wellington – Blown Away was the clear winner of the first stage of voting with a whopping 46 per cent of the votes.
Second with 21 per cent of the votes was The Eye of the Taniwha, which shows the giant eye of the mythical beast gazing across the harbour.
These two designs now go head-to-head with the Wellywood concept in a final vote.
The vote closes on Friday, November 18 and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 21.
So, what sign would you like to see as you fly into the coolest little capital in the world?