"Melbourne City Council has decided to ignore the findings of a council-commissioned report on street art and strike a blow against Melbourne ’s culture with a zero tolerance anti-street art policy. In the tradition of other Commonwealth Games hosts, the council is now attempting to sterilise Melbourne by making it the world’s mostunliveable city for anyone failing to shape up to their expectations of shinyshoppers.
How long can it be until people with less than $100 in their pockets, nondesigner tracksuits or crooked teeth also find themselves united bythe moment in being frogmarched to the city limits? In response to this we are announcing the 2006 Graffiti Games. During the Graffiti Games, the entire CBD has been declared a maximum tolerance zone open to street art of all forms. Unlike the elitist Commonwealth Games, the Graffiti Games will be open to anyone with a spray-can and a good or bad idea.
The Graffiti Games Organising Committee will award gold, silver and bronze medals to the most popular entrants in categories including:
* Most Elaborate Stencil Piece
* Funniest Slogan
* Largest Graffiti Piece
* Most Daring Placement
* Best Caricature of the Mayor
* Most Seditious Piece
To he eligible, all competitors must photograph their work and send it in to www.graffitigames2006.com "