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

Entry requirements regarding designs for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots

(Download a file) Entry requirement (PDF: 1.1 MB)

(Download a file)Entry requirement (PDF: 1.1 MB)

FAQ regarding Design Entries

A FAQ regarding Design Entries for the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots

FAQ regarding Design Entries

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.

Evaluation 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

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