The IOC is calling all talented designers and creative people across the globe: could you be the creator of the medals for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020? Submit your design and you can win a trip to Lausanne in January 2020 for the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Entering is the easy part: go to www.medal-design-competition.com, then find your inspiration and submit your very own design. The competition opened runs until 8th April.
The winning design and two runners-up will be selected by a judging panel made up of the Young Change-Makers+ and Young Reporters who have been involved in in previous editions of the Games. Also joining the panel will be the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for Lausanne 2020, Olympian Danka Bartekova; Virginie Faivre, Lausanne 2020 President and ski freestyle legend; and Viviane Morey, dean at Eracom, Lausanne's professional school of applied arts and communication, whose students created the 2020 Youth Olympic Games mascot.
The winning design will be selected at the end of April 2019, and will featured on the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to athletes. The reverse of the medal will be designed by the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee after this contest, in order to have a look that works well with the winning design of this year’s competition.
In addition to the prestige of creating Olympic history, the winning designer will win a trip to Lausanne to enjoy the Opening Ceremony and witness the awarding of their medals at the sports competitions, as well as a full set of medals featuring their design for them to cherish.