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Tokyo 2020 Emblems Open Design Competition

The Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee has launched a design competition for the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems.

The competition is open to everyone regardless of previous experience or formal qualifications, and individual or group applications are welcomed. The Games emblems should seek to symbolize the fact that the 2020 Games are being held in Tokyo and Japan, and elicit empathy with people across the world. The designs should endeavor to have widespread appeal before, during and long after the 2020 Games are over.

The winning entry will receive an official invitation to attend the opening ceremonies of both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tokyo 2020 would like all applicants to give full rein to their imagination and creativity, and incorporate one or more of the following key concepts into their design of new Games emblems:

  • “The power of sport”,
  • “Typifying Tokyo and/or Japan”,
  • “World peace”,
  • “Exerting the utmost efforts and striving to achieve a personal best”,
  • “Inclusivity”,
  • “Innovation and Futuristic”,
  • “Regeneration” (ability to recover from the 2011 disaster).

Applications can be submitted online on the official website from 24th November to 7th December, 2015.

An official announcement of the winning entry is scheduled for spring 2016.