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Who can enter the Birmingham 2022 mascot design competition?

The mascot design competition is open to children between 5 and 15 years old who are residents in the UK. 

How do I enter the mascot competition?

To enter the mascot competition, download our design template here or grab a plain piece of white paper and get drawing. You can use pens, pencils, felt tips or paint to create your Birmingham 2022 mascot.

Once you’ve completed your design, take a photo or scan the design onto your computer, tablet or smart phone, and upload using our online entry form. Make sure you’ve got permission from your parent or guardian before you submit your design.

If you can’t upload your design online, no problem. You can post your entry to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, One Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB. Make sure that you’ve included the name and age of the child, and the name and contact information for the parent or guardian.

When is the deadline for the mascot competition?

Digital submissions need to be received by 23:59 (BST) on Wednesday 5th August 2020.

Postal submissions should be posted no later than Monday 2nd August to ensure that they are received by Wednesday 5th August 2020.

All entries received after the competition closing date will be excluded from the judging process.

Is there anything Birmingham 2022 is looking for in the winning design?

We’re looking for a design that reflects the identity, heritage, and culture of the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham and the West Midlands. It should also embody everything that the region stands for: diversity, youthfulness, dynamism, creativity and always be innovative and forward thinking.

Is there a prize if my design is picked?

Yes! The winning design from each age category will receive family tickets (for up to four people, 2 adults, and 2 children) to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in July 2022.

Can I get my drawing back?

Unfortunately, if you post your design, we won’t be able to send it back to you. If you’d like to keep a hold of your child’s design, please enter via the website.

I’ve submitted a design, when will I find out if my design has won?

The winning design will be announced in November 2020.

I want to change my design or submit a new idea – is that possible?

We will accept one design per child. Please consider this before applying as, once a design has been submitted, we won’t be able to amend entries. As such, make sure you’re happy with your design before submitting your entry.

Can I share images of my child’s mascot design online?

Yes! We encourage you to share your entries online. If you post them on Twitter or Instagram, don’t forget to tag @birminghamcg2022 and use the hashtag #MascotMaker or a MascotMaker sticker available on Giphy

Can I withdraw a design submission?

If you’ve changed your mind about entering the competition, that’s okay, just drop us an email at [email protected] with your child’s name, your name and email address used to submit the application, and we can remove the design from our judging process.

How will you use my design?

We showcase different mascot designs created by children across the UK. We will review photos that we’re tagged in on social and will share the best content across our social channels.

Designs may also be used in marketing activity before we reveal the final mascot design. The winning design will then go on to inform the look of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games mascot.

Can I appeal a decision?

All approvals are final, so decisions can’t be appealed.

Can designs from countries outside the UK be submitted to the mascot competition?

This competition is only open to children residing in the UK (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). Entries from outside of the UK will not be judged.

Who will be judging the mascot entries?

Designs will be judged by a panel of specialists made up of representatives from the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee and its partners.

What is the purpose of the mascot?

Great question! If you’d like to learn more about the history of mascots and the role they play at the Commonwealth Games, download our educational lesson plan. It’s packed with useful information that might help with your design.

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See the preparations unfold as we prepare to host the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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April 2018

Goodbye Gold Coast

Gold Coast closing ceremony and handover to Birmingham

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June 2019

Commonwealth Games Bill

Introduced to the House of Lords

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July 2019

Start the countdown

Three years to go celebration

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August 2019

New Sports Announced

Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history

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Q1 2020

United By Birmingham 2022

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Q1 2020

Construction commences

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Construction Commences

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Q3 2020

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Two years to go celebration

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Q3 2021

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365 days to go

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Q3 2021

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Q1 2022

Alexander Stadium completion

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Q1 2022

Sandwell Aquatics Centre completion

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28 July 2022

Opening ceremony

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Closing ceremony

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