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Posted On: 22 September 2011 10:18 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

VCUQatar student designs Qapco mascot

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Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) student Noora Abdulaziz al-Muftah has won Qapco’s mascot competition. The leading petrochemical manufacturer launched the contest in association with VCUQatar in April this year for the university’s students and alumni. Qapco was looking for a mascot that reflects the company and its core values, but at the same time is refreshingly new and distinct from other gas companies. “We were searching for something that appeals to children and gains the acceptance of people from different cultural backgrounds, genders and ages,” said Qapco public relations manager Ahmad Yasin al-Hamadi. Qapco revealed its new mascot, to students, faculty and staff at VCUQatar yesterday. Qapco CEO Dr Mohamed Yousef al-Mulla presented the winner with a cheque for QR50,000 in the presence of VCUQatar dean Allyson Vanstone. Dr al-Mulla said: “It’s hard to imagine a mascot more in tune with what we were searching for. I am sure Noora’s design will prove a winning formula – a solid character that will capture the public’s imagination and help build a lasting legacy for Qapco. Dean Vanstone was of the view that with such competitions, VCUQatar students have the opportunity to leave their own mark on history. The mascot has a number of unique design features including a friendly rounded figure, inspired by the molecular structure of ethylene; he wears a helmet and goggles in the colours of Qapco and also wears a cape which gives him a superhero image. Gulf Times