Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots
We will be providing regular updates on this webpage regarding the selection process for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots.
The deadline for accepting design applications expired
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries.
Period for accepting mascot design entries: From noon on Tuesday, 1 August until noon on Monday, 14 August 2017
Number of applications received - 2,042
Entry requirements regarding designs for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots
FAQ regarding Design Entries
A FAQ regarding Design Entries for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots
Enquiries regarding applications
Tokyo 2020 Games Mascot Applications Enquiry Desk
Tel: 0570-03-1127 (weekdays only, from 09:00 – 17:00)
Important points for persons submitting entries
- Please ensure that you have read carefully through the document “Important Information regarding the Design of Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games”
- Please note that if you publicly display or make your design known to a third party prior to the official announcement of the final results of the design competition, your entry will be declared invalid
However, informing a third party of the fact that you have submitted an entry (without disclosing the details of the design) will not invalidate the entry.
- Please note that entries uploaded to websites or social media sites will be declared invalid and will not be included in the selection process.
All entries will be subject to the 8-stage process outlined below:
We plan to provide regular updates on the selection process on the official Tokyo 2020 website. Please note that we are unable to respond to personal enquiries
- Check design format requirements (in accordance with 4. Requirements for the production of mascots)
- Design and profile check conducted by professionals
- Design and profile selection by Mascot Selection Committee
- Verification of Japanese and international trademarks
- Release final shortlisted candidate designs to the public (3 or 4 shortlisted designs)
- Voting process by elementary schoolchildren across Japan
- Mascot selection panel to check results of vote and decide winning entry
- Final approval of the selected winning entry by the Executive Board of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
1 August 2017Now accepting design entries for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots
19 July 2017Fourth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
19 June 2017Third Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
5 June 2017Second Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
22 May 2017Inaugural Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
22 May 2017Tokyo 2020 Mascot Design Competition will be Open to the General Public and Elementary Schoolchildren will Select the Winners!
24 April 2017Eighth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel
14 March 2017Seventh Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel
6 March 2017Sixth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel of mascots
23 February 2017Fifth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel
13 February 2017Forth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel
6 February 2017Third Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel
27 January2017Second Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel
17 January 2017First Meeting of the Mascot Selection Process Panel