UK-wide children’s competition launched with the BBC to mark 1,000 Days To Go until the Games
Glasgow 2014 has joined forces with the BBC to launch a children’s competition to design the official Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot with exactly 1,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony.
The competition was launched in Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland’s MacAulay & Co show with Fred MacAulay at 1030am. There will also be coverage on BBC Sport and Blue Peter throughout the five-week competition.
The winner of the competition will be given four tickets to the Opening Ceremony!
Mascots are a major part of the Games experience, embodying the values of the Commonwealth Games and character of the host country, and playing a lead role in engaging and inspiring young people.
The Mascot will be a significant personality in the run-up to and during the Games, used by Glasgow 2014 to welcome visitors and spectators, visit schools and community events and appear on signage.
Glasgow 2014 is looking for a mascot that is:
- A made up or imaginary character, animal or person;
- Easy to recognise as the official mascot for Scotland and the Commonwealth Games;
- Is appealing to young people;
- Friendly; and
- Incorporates red, yellow, green or blue – or all of these colours.
The entries will be judged in three age categories (6-8, 9-11 and 12-15) and children from all over the UK are being encouraged to enter the competition.
Ten of the best entries from each age category will be selected in the first round of judging. These will then be shortlisted and judged a second time before a final winner is chosen.
Those shortlisted will be contacted by the BBC. The winner will be announced after the London 2012 Paralympics in September 2012, where the winning mascot will be unveiled.
The judging panel will be made up of BBC and Glasgow 2014 staff and external experts.
Entries must be sent in on an A4 piece of paper and must be drawn or painted. For full details of the competition, including how to enter, please visit: www.bbc.co.uk/glasgow2014
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