A competition to celebrate the special exhibition “The girl and the sea”
Lively, funny, or dreamy: Who can make the best fish plate?
22 October – 18 December 2016
Fished right out of history
Experts are still fishing around in the dark to figure out the purpose for which fish plates were used. What we know for sure is that they were made about 2,500 years ago and fascinated a great many people with the playful, colourful ocean life on them. Back then – and even today – fish and the ocean were symbols of life, as the ocean was and is considered to be the source of all life.
Now we've got you on the hook
Cast your net and catch some fresh ideas. The one who designs the most lustrous creation will haul in an attractive prize. Visitors to the museum and passers-by will choose the winners from two categories.
Taking the plunge
The blank plates needed to participate in the competition can be obtained free of charge in the Toy Worlds Museum Basle starting 22 October 2016. Whether it's decorated, painted, garnished, or wrapped up in a net is up to you. But the due date is set in stone. It has to be turned in no later than 18 December 2016.
Decisions take time
Participants will have to wait a while in suspense. The fish plates will be judged by the public from 28 January to 19 February 2017. The plate that hooks the most points wins. Plates will be displayed in the shop windows in the Toy Worlds Museum Basle after voting has stopped until 26 March 2017.
Plenty of great prizes to win
Category A | Children up to 13 years of age
1st prize: BASEL ZOO, children’s birthday party with snack for 10 children and 2 adult chaperons, additional voucher for the zoo restaurant and zoo store, total value of CHF 500.00
2nd prize: BASEL ZOO, children’s birthday party with snack for 10 children and 2 adult chaperons, total value of CHF 280.00
3rd prize: BASEL ZOO, one-year family subscription and a voucher for the zoo restaurant, total value of CHF 200.00
4th to 10th prize: Ceramico Basle, paint your own ceramics, for 2 children each, total value of CHF 100.00
From 11th prize: BASEL ZOO, three entrance tickets each for children ages 6 to 15, total value of CHF 30.00
Category B | Youth 14 and older and adults
1st prize: Tropenhaus Frutigen, jungle tête-à-tête at the tropical greenhouse with a 4-course dinner for 2 people, including caviar, champagne and drinks, plus SBB voucher for CHF 120.00, total value of CHF 500.00
2nd prize: Tropenhaus Frutigen, jungle tête-à-tête at the tropical greenhouse with a 4-course dinner for 2 people, including caviar, champagne and drinks, total value of CHF 380.00
3rd prize: Sushi course for 2 people at negishi, total value of CHF 280.00
4th to 10th prize: Sunday brunch on the Rhine ship of Basler Personenschifffahrt for 2 people, total value of CHF 130.00
From 11th prize: Small roll-up fish for valuables, total value of CHF 16.50
No cash payments will be made. Competition prizes cannot be exchanged. No correspondence about the competition will be entered into. There will be no recourse to legal action. All winners will be contacted personally. The employees of the Toy Worlds Museum Basle and their dependants are excluded from participation in the competition. All participants will be notified personally about the results of the competition by 20 March 2017. All fish plates submitted will remain the property of the Toy Worlds Museum Basle until the end of the vote. Collection of the prizes and fish plates is possible during the period 4 to 21 April 2017, Tuesdays through Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. No later collection will be possible and any claims for prizes or fish plates will lapse.