Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots
We will be providing regular updates on this webpage regarding the selection process for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots.
Announcement of the mascot design candidates
We are pleased to announce the mascot design candidates for the Tokyo 2020 Games. These mascot design candidates have successfully passed the format check and design check stages, and have been selected by the Mascot Selection Panel as the mascot design candidates. Elementary school children across Japan will vote to the select the winning entry.
About the vote by elementary schoolchildren
- Schools wishing to take part in the mascot vote must first register, and are kindly requested to complete the required information on a postcard sent by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee).
- Schools taking part in the mascot vote will be introduced on the mascot page of the Tokyo 2020 official website.
Elementary schoolchildren voting schedule:
- Prior registration: 20 November 2017 - 22 February 2018
- Voting period: 11 December 2017 - 22 February 2018
Please note that the voting for mascots will only take place at elementary schools across Japan. Votes from the members of the general public will not be accepted.
Please also note that postcards sent by individual elementary schoolchildren will not be accepted.
School-related personnel wishing to make enquiries are kindly requested to contact the telephone number specified on the official postcard, or contact their local Board of Education.
Details regarding Selection of the Mascots
A total of 2,042 entries were received for the Tokyo 2020 Mascots Design Competition
|Details of evaluation||Number of valid entries|
Format check (22-23, 29-30 August 2017)
|1,753 entries remaining at this stage|
Design check (13-14 September 2017)
Specialists from various related companies examined the remaining entries to judge whether they would appeal to elementary school-aged children. Designs and mascot profiles were examined.
A part of the design examination by specialists was streamed live online. Thank you to the many viewers who tuned in to watch.
|98 entries remaining at this stage|
Examination by the Mascot Selection Panel (26-28 September 2017)
Members of the Mascot Selection Panel examined the 98 entries passed by the specialists to judge whether the entries amply reflected the spirit of the Tokyo 2020 Games Vision, and the spirit and values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. A total of 16 entries passed this stage of the selection process.
A part of the examination conducted by the Mascot Selection Panel was streamed live online. Thank you to the many viewers who tuned in to watch.
|16 entries remaining at this stage|
Selection of the mascot design candidates by the Mascot Selection Panel (13 October 2017)
Selection of mascot design candidates to be voted on by elementary schoolchildren. Mascot design candidates will be announced on December 7 once they have completed trademark verification and other required processes.
|3 entries remaining at this stage|
Voting by elementary schoolchildren (11 December - 22 February 2017)
Elementary schoolchildren across Japan will select the winning mascots by vote.
|1 entry remaining at this stage|
Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots will be unveiled. (28 February 2018)
|1 entry remaining at this stage|
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
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.
7 December 2017Announcement of mascot design candidates
1 December 2017Seventh Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
17 October 2017Sixth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
2 October 2017Fifth Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel
15 August 2017Closing date for receipt of entries
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