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Could you design the mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Our nationwide search to find a ‘Mascot Maker’ is officially live!

Do you have what it takes to design the official Birmingham 2022 mascot? We’re inviting children aged five to 15 to get creative and submit their very own mascot design for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with winners receiving tickets to our spectacular Opening Ceremony.

We want our mascot to reflect the identity, heritage, and culture of the West Midlands, and embody everything the region stands for; youthfulness, diversity, dynamism and creativity – so keep that in mind when working on your design.

The entries that best reflect these attributes will inspire the official mascot, which will be seen by over one billion people, and will become an iconic symbol for the region in the run up to and during the Games.

And if that isn’t enough of an incentive to get involved, the best entries will win family tickets to our Opening Ceremony!

Gold Coast 2018 Opening Ceremony

We’re handing the creative reins over to you. What will you design? Your mascot can be a drawing, painting or collage and could be a character, person or animal. It’s up to you; all you need is your imagination!

It couldn’t be easier to take part. Just click HERE to download an entry form, or simply use an A4 piece of paper and let your imagination run wild. When your masterpiece is ready, take a photo or scan it in and ask a parent or guardian to upload it HERE. Just be sure to submit your entry by Wednesday 5th August. What are you waiting for?!

Once we’ve received your fantastic designs, we’ll turn to our trusted panel of experts, including elite Team England athletes Sarah-Jane Perry (squash), Katrina Hart (athletics) and Sarah Davies (weightlifting), to help us pick the winning entries.

 

Katrina Hart

Athletics

Sarah Davies

Weight Lifting

Sarah-Jane Perry

Squash

Need some inspiration? Why not take a look at our new teaching resources? These have been developed to help children learn all about the role of mascots in major sporting events, the history of the Games, and the values of Birmingham 2022.

We’ve even got our very own Inspiration Page to help you design a mascot to remember! Here you can check out the highlights from our world’s first Virtual Mascot Summit, where children from across the West Midlands told us what they think the mascot’s characteristics, values and movements should be.

President of Commonwealth Games England and former Olympic heptathlete, Denise Lewis OBE, has joined our search for a Mascot Maker, and said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for children to create a lasting legacy for Birmingham 2022 which will be recognised around the world. I was born and bred in the West Midlands, and as a parent I’m excited to get behind the search for a mascot, and encourage families to take part.

“I’ve seen some fantastic mascots during my athletics career, so the bar is set pretty high for Birmingham 2022, but I’m confident that children across the country can create something spectacular that will become an icon for the Games and inspire future generations.”

Chief Executive of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Ian Reid, said:

“Birmingham 2022 will embrace and champion youth, diversity, humanity and pride in the region and the Commonwealth, and we’re thrilled to invite children across the UK to create our mascot.

“The Games will be a true celebration of world-class sport and culture and aims to leave a lasting positive impact. Our mascot will become an international icon for the Games, and this is a great opportunity for children, parents and teachers nationwide to take part to help us welcome the world to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”

Entries close at 23:59 on 5 August 2020.

To submit an entry or find more about the mascot competition, including the entry form, teaching resources and the full terms & conditions, click below

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