Fans of the late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs are planning to install a monument to the man in St. Petersburg, Russia.
A private foundation based in the city has announced a competition for the best concept for the monument, and it definitely won’t include the bitten apple.
The organizers decided not to limit the participants’ creativity. They say the memorial can be anything from a classical life size figure of the man, to a memorial board or even an electronic installation. However they noted that those concepts which will be accompanied with pictures, schemes and technical data, would have a better chance of winning.
A jury including advanced IT specialists will be judging the ideas and choosing the best three. The organizers also plan to hold an online vote.
However if you want your concept to be considered you’ve got to be quick as applications have to be in by August 6. Winners will be announced on August 13 and will be awarded with Apple gadgets.
The contest organizers think St. Petersburg is the right place for a Jobs monument as they claim the city is considered the center for Russian information technology.
“The most famous universities are situated here; the Leningrad School of Programming was recognized as one of the best in Russia, VKontakte, which is the only and unique Russian competitor of facebook, was also founded and is based in St. Petersburg,” the message on the competition’s website says.
The location for the new monument will be decided after the city authorities and the men behind the project agree on the concept, material and scale.
Enthusiasts in the Russian city of Novosibirsk are also hoping to install a Jobs monument near their city. A local resident has started gathering funds for the memorial and has so far collected around $2000.
A bronze statue of Apple co-founder has already been installed in Budapest, Hungary. The Hungarian capital unveiled the monument in December 2011. Gabor Bojar the head of Graphisoft, one of the country’s leading software developers, commissioned the monument in gratitude to Jobs’ support of his business.
Brazilian city of Jundiaí has named a street after Steve Jobs.
In December last year Madrid City Hall in Spain decided to honor Steve Jobs by naming a street, public area or cultural institution after him.
Steve Jobs died from cancer in California in October last year.