Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy-tale statue, The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen celebrates its 100th anniversary in August, with a special body-painted mermaids to appear at Sydney Harbour. Source = ETB News: P.T. On Friday 23 August from 7.30am until 2pm Sydney-siders and visitors can meet the mermaid at Circular Quay’s harbour promenade in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Little Mermaid statue has become a symbol of Denmark and the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Celebrating the centennial of the statue, real-life mermaids will be popping up in cities around the world on 23 August 2013 – including Sydney – clad in seashell bikini tops and fish tails, perched on artificial rocks. VisitDenmark organise worldwide photo competition. The Danish Tourism Organisation, VisitDenmark, will host a mermaid photo competition with an opportunity to win a trip for two with Singapore Airlines to Denmark. For the chance to win, contestants must post their photo with the body-painted mermaid to their Instagram or Twitter account using the hashtag #littlemermaid100.