On your marks, get set, get creative!
All athletes want to get their hands on a medal, but this is your chance to create it! This edition of the YOG newsletter brings you the Medal Design Competition that is now open to design the Lillehammer 2016 YOG medal.
Remember the #YOGselfie craze that took the world by storm last summer? Now it’s time to support all the young athletes aiming for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games by posting your sporty selfies using #Lillehammer2016 #YOGselfie.
Let your creativity flow! We are giving you the chance to be part of the Winter Youth Olympic Games by designing the medal for the next winter edition, in Lillehammer in 2016! All you have to do is go to www.medaldesigncompetition.com, get inspired and submit your very own design. The competition runs until 1 June 2015.
The winning design and two runners up will be selected by a judging panel made up of the Young Ambassadors and Young Reporters who have been involved in the YOG since the inaugural Singapore 2010 Games. Also joining the panel will be IOC members Claudia Bokel, Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and Olympic silver medallist in fencing, and Angela Ruggiero, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for Lillehammer 2016 and Olympic champion in ice hockey.
The winning design will be selected at the end of June 2015 and this design will then feature on the face of the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in Lillehammer from 12 to 21 February 2016.
In addition to the prestige of creating Olympic history, the winning designer will win a trip to Lillehammer 2016, which includes tickets to the Opening Ceremony and sports competition, as well as a full collection of medals featuring their design.
So what are you waiting for? Get creative and enter your design!