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Contest to design the Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games Mascot announced

By on April 15, 2020 0 863 Views

The Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) committee has announced an exciting new contest for residents to design the mascot for its future event.

The mascot must incorporate the colours of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games in the design.

The “Design the Mascot Contest” is asking children ages five to 12 to choose one of the four selected animals (a buffalo, beaver, lynx or raven) and create a name and design a costume for it.

“The Mascot of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games is a very important part of not only the Games themselves but all the events leading up to the Games” stated Kim Rizzi, General Manager of the Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games in a news release.

“We are excited to see what the children of the Wood Buffalo will design and imagine as the ambassador of this exciting event.”

Artists are asked to use their imaginations and keep with the Arctic Winter Games theme. The winning artist will see their design come to life as the guest of honour at the Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games Mascot Reveal Party. They will also receive an AWG prize pack.

The mascot from the Arctic Winter Games held in Wood Buffalo in 2004. Photo Arctic Winter Games

The contest runs from now until May 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. “Design the Mascot Contest” rules are as follows:

  1. The contest is open to any person between the ages of five and 12.
  2. The submitted designs must be able to be turned into a mascot based on the form submitted.
  3. The submission must be produced by the person who is entering the contest
  4. The winning mascot will reflect the region in which we live. The Games are in the region of Wood Buffalo and that is a large area to choose from. The winning design will be chosen by the 2022 Arctic Winter Games committee and displayed on social media.
  5. The mascot must incorporate the colours of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games in the design.
  6. The 2022 Arctic Winter Games will own the mascot, all rights to it for all uses.
  7. All entries in the mascot contest will become the property of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games.
  8. The 2022 Arctic Winter Games committee is not responsible for any omissions made during this contest. Any entries that fail to reach the 2022 Games by the deadline will not be judged.
  9. The winner will be chosen from all entries from the contest. In the chance that multiple entries have the same or similar designs, they will be put in a draw and the winner will be made from that draw. The winner will work with a local artist to help design a colouring book that will be handed out as part of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games Wood Buffalo.
  10. All entries must be submitted to jerry.neville@rmwb.ca to be considered.

The Arctic Winter Games were first established in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories in 1970. As an international biennial celebration of circumpolar sports and Indigenous culture, the Games have been celebrated in Canada, the United States and Greenland.

The Wood Buffalo region was a host city in 2004, making the upcoming 2022 the region’s second time hosting. For regular updates and more announcements, visit the Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games Facebook page. Click here to follow.

About the author

Editor-in-Chief at | dawn@balsom.ca

Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.