Take part in the global competition on Facebook -- follow the link and Design the Olympics mascot for the 2016 Lillehammer Olympics! On the exact date celebrating the two year to go countdown Lillehammer 2016 has opened their international mascot design competition.
Everyone between the age of 15 and 25 are invited to enter into the competition to design the official mascot for the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2016. Lillehammer 2016 has created their own Facebook application where the young and talented mascot designers may upload their creative suggestions.
Magne Vikøren, Head of Communications and Marketing says:
Being an event by, for and with young people there were never doubt in our minds that this prestigious design task should be put into the hands of young people. We can’t wait to see the entries flood in from all over the world.
Lillehammer 2016 has created a set of criteria for the mascot competition::
- be sporty, happy and youthful
- be an animal or an imaginary creature
- be fictitious and not bear any similarities to any existing characters
- have a clear connection to Lillehammer and to winter sports
- authentically reflect the Games, Lillehammer and the Norwegian Youth
- fit with the "Look of the Games"
The mascot competition will be open for entries until March 31
A jury will then shortlist three finalists from all the uploaded suggestions and the winning entry will be selected by an online voting-session on the Lillehammer 2016 Facebook page. As well as the prestige of winning this top design competition the winner will also be awarded a Samsung S4 Active smartphone.
The mascot will play a central role in Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games, and we hope that young creative people around the world rise to the challenge. . Let the competition begin.
Lillehammer 2016 Facebook application where the young and talented mascot designers may upload their creative suggestions.
Good luck, and, thanks for reading
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