Mascots are a key component of any multi-sport games – and Hangzhou 2022 launched the call for mascot designs for the 19th Asian Games and 4th Asian Para Games on April 16, 2019.
The design window is open for three months, closing on July 15.
Organising committee HAGOC welcomes entries from individu- als, companies and organisations alike in a bid to select a mascot that will bring a strong identity and fun factor to the 19th Asian Games – just like Pan Pan the cute panda did at the 11th Asian Games in Beijing in 1990.
The design for the mascots shall comply with the ideals of the Olympic Movement and also reflect the history, culture and innovative vitality of Hangzhou. It must be instantly recognisable, have a short and snappy name that is easy to remember and convey a lively and attractive image to the youth.
HAGOC will conduct initial screening of the submissions before a review panel selects a maximum of 10 designs for the shortlist.
The launch of the mascots for the Asian Games and Asian Para Games is scheduled for the end of 2019.
Note: The shortlisted designs will each receive a prize of RMB10,000 (USD1,450) while the top four will each receive RMB30,000 (USD4,350). The winning design will receive RMB120,000 (USD17,400).
For more information and updates on the call for designs, please visit HAGOC’s official website: www.hangzhou2022.cn