Charities compete in tangram contest for donations

Barcham 8 November 2013


This sounds kind of fun.

The Salvation Army, CARE Australia and the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia dueled it out in a game of creative mathematical thinking as a part of the 2013 Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Congress held in Canberra last month.

The participants were given a chance to fit tangram shapes into the logo of the event’s major sponsor, the Synergy Group.

The $1,000 first prize will go to the Salvation Army, the $750 second prize winner nominated CARE Australia, while the $500 third prize will go the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia.

Synergy Partner Mark Patrick, spokesman for the group, said he was pleased the group was able to help so many admirable community groups.

‘Each of the charities to which the prizes have been kindly donated has a reputation for tireless community work and the group is really pleased to provide what it can to such admirable causes.’

‘The Tangram that comprises our logo was designed to have high visual impact, but I hadn’t realised exactly how many shapes could be developed from the design’s constituent parts until I saw some of the entries,’ Mark said.

‘Everyone had a lot of fun, the results were very entertaining, and there was a good outcome for some of our community’s key support groups.’

‘I don’t think a professional congress can get much better than that.’

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