SF Express’ cargo plane with current body paint design. File photo
Shenzhen-based?SF Express is offering a total of US$100,000 for new creative designs for the bodies of its Boeing 747-400ER freight planes.
Designers from across the globe can submit their entries to the leading express courier firm in China before May 19, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported yesterday.
The award money consists of US$50,000 for the top winner, US$10,000 for each of the three runners-up and US$4,000 each for the five second runners-up.
The top winner and the three runners-up will also be invited to the inauguration ceremony for the two Boeing 747-400ER, which the company acquired through online auctions on Taobao.com at the end of last year.
SF Express won the two Boeing 747 freighters last November with online bids totaling 320 million yuan （US$50.65 million). The cargo planes were previously owned by Jade Cargo International Co. Ltd., a Sino-German cargo company that filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
SF’s first freight plane in 2009 featured a mostly black design. The body paint was changed to white in 2011 and this design continues to be used to this day for its fleet of Boeing 737, 757 and 767 aircraft.
The company said the new design, which it is seeking globally, will not be limited by the current design. It said the new design should incorporate SF elements and cultural content, and produce international, artistic and creative visual effects.
Interested designers can log onto http://pk.arting365.com.mattyorkonline.com/sfairline for more details and to submit their entries.