IOC LAUNCHES MEDAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR NANJING 2014 YOG
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), on September 2, has launched a competition giving anybody in the world the chance to design the medal for the of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, to be contested next year in Nanjing, China.
Designers and medaldesigncompetition.com) until 30 November 2013.will be able to take part in the Nanjing 2014 Medal by submitting their projects via the website (
A winning design and two runners-up will be selected on December 11 in Lausanne, by an IOC judging panel featuring - other than sports names - Thomas Heatherwick, an English designer who had realized the 2012 cauldron, which was used for the Olympic flame. The results will be publicly announced on December 20.
The victorious design will finally make it to the front of all the medals to be awarded in Nanjing during the Youth Olympics (16 to 28 August 2014), which will host a 6-event Shooting program. Plus, the author of the winning design will win a trip to Nanjing 2014 - tickets to the and a special edition collection of medals (featuring their design) included.
Design submissions are open now on medaldesigncompetition.com, where you can also find the template and - and some publicity posters, one of which was used as a photo in this article.