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Win £6000 of colour help!

crown trade competition

A special promotion for aj readers offers £000s-worth of Crown Trade specification materials.

aj, with the support of Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings, is marking the relaunch of the Crown Trade range of professional paints with a readers' promotion offering over £6000-worth of Crown Trade specification aids. All you have to do is answer the three questions shown below, supply your professional details, and return your entry to Emma Foster, aj promotion, c/o Charles Barker bsmg, 56 Dean Street, London W1V 6HX by no later than 15 October. Winners will be drawn from correct entries received.

The prizes

First prize is a comprehensive Crown Trade Colorfects Compendium, worth around £100, a copy of the 1999 International Colour Authority's colour trends 'bible' valued at nearly £300, a seven-volume box set with samples of the new Crown Trade Expressions 2 colour range (worth around £1200) and an Expressions 2 colour fan. The next four winners will receive a Colorfects compendium, the ica bible and a colour fan, while 45 runners up will each get a Colorfects Compendium and an Expressions 2 colour fan.

New colour options for specifiers

After one of the biggest trade paint relaunches for some years, the Crown Trade portfolio now offers an enhanced, modern colour range, new specialist effect products and extensively revised specification literature. Underpinning Crown Trade's new proposition is its alignment with the highly respected, widely used ncs colour notation system that provides greater specification accuracy and colour matching. A totally revised colour offer now means that specifiers have a choice of over 1100 shades in the new Crown Trade Expressions 2 colour collection which is subdivided into five palettes for easier selection. There's also the new Crown Trade Colorfects range of water-borne specialist effect finishes. Colorfects' colour combinations and finishes, including metallics, pearlescents, woodwash and decorative effects, provide new solutions for specifiers who want to combine pattern and colour from one range.

The questions

1 What does ncs stand for?

2 In which country was ncs developed?

3 ncs is based on six pure elementary colours - white, black, yellow, red, blue and . . . What is the sixth?

How to enter

Send your answers to the address above by 15 October, including your name, title, organisation, address, telephone and fax numbers (or just attach a business card). You can submit more than one entry (up to four entries per individual). Other than winner notification, no correspondence will be entered into.

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