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Describe city's unique craic and win €10k prize

FROM nicknamed sculptures to funny ad slogans, Dubliners' wit has manifested itself in many ways

The Molly Malone statue is affectionately known as the Tart with the Cart.

And the now removed Anna Livia monument on O'Connell Street will always be the Floozy in the Jacuzzi.

This humour will be one of the aspects celebrated in Uniquely Dublin, a competition about Dubliners and their city.

The project will capture the capital's unique characteristics in a "compelling, innovative and popular" way, according to the organisers.

It is open to everyone and entries be anything from a few simple words to a short film.

A judge on the panel of Uniquely Dublin, Bride Rosney, told the Herald the most important things about Dublin for her are its people and humour.

Ms Rosney, a former adviser to Mary Robinson, pointed to the division between the north and south sides.

This, she said, was typified by the famous Bulmer's North Cider or South Cider ads, which ran on the Loop Line Bridge over the Liffey between Tara Street and Connolly Station.

Another judge, George Boyle, founder of creative business association Fumbally Exchange, said she works in the "gritty and productive and no-nonsense part of the city".

Among the other judges are academic and Senator Ivana Bacik, artist Robert Ballagh and Riverdance co-founder Moya Doherty.

If a film is submitted, it must be no longer than two minutes and of broadcast quality. Photographs may be colour or black and white, digital or film.

The overall competition winner will receive €10,000 and the entry will be chosen by public vote between February 15 and March 1 next year.

Closing date is January 28. Details: www.uniquelydublin.ie.

comurphy@herald.ie


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