The aj has teamed up with SimCity to run a competition to design an urban Christmas card for the aj to send out this year. The best 20 entries will receive a copy of SimCity 3000 - the latest version of the popular city-simulator computer game. The winner will also get a case of six bottles of champagne and 100 copies of the winning card.
Entries should be A4 size (to be reduced to an A5 card), and can be either landscape or portrait. Send your designs to the aj/SimCity Christmas Card, 151 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4GB or e-mail them as tiff or jpeg files to email@example.com by 25.11.99. Selected entries will be published in the Christmas issue of the aj (16.12.99). Call Victoria Nowell on 0207 505 6700 if you have any further queries.
The SimCity version on offer runs on a pc.
The ultimate city simulator, SimCity allows you to design your ideal city, incorporating real landmarks such as the Empire State Building or Big Ben, or to create your own buildings with the downloadable building architect tool. Watch your city come to life with bustling traffic, pedestrians, 3D-rendered buildings and environmental sound, and prepare to make tough decisions as you pilot your fledgling town through city events and disasters.