Children urged to enter Commonwealth ‘Mascot Maker’ competition
Youngsters in the borough are being urged to get creative and enter a competition to design the mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor David Stanley, is encouraging children to take part. The designer of the winning entry will get free tickets for their family to the opening ceremony.
The competition is open to children aged five to 15 across the country and organisers are looking for creations which reflect the identity, heritage and culture of Birmingham and the West Midlands.
The best entries will inspire the official Birmingham 2022 mascot, which will be seen by over one billion people and become an iconic symbol in the run up to and during the Games.
Councillor David Stanley, the Mayor of Dudley, said:
This is a great chance for children to get creative during the school summer holidays when they will be looking for things to do.
The design could be a painting, drawing or collage, while the mascot could be a character, animal or person.
I hope we get lots of entries from children in the borough – it would be fantastic if the winner of this nationwide competition was from the Black Country.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday August 5. More information on how to enter is available at www.birmingham2022.com/mascot