VANCOUVER 2010: Mascot Artist Wanted
The Organising Committee for the XXI Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver 2010 (VANOC) is on the look-out for the designer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascot(s). The eventual winner of the search will have the opportunity to design (a) mascot(s) that will feature prominently across a wide range of VANOC’s communications materials, notably, publications, advertising, the website and merchandising. The mascot(s) will also act as the “real-life” ambassador(s) for the Games, appearing in animated films and at various events around Canada and during the Games.
Have You Got What It Takes?
VANOC is inviting designers and artists to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP), in order to find the best qualified professional and/or company available to develop the mascot(s) from initial concept through to final design. The RFP is open to applicants from around the world, so, if you think you’ve got what it takes; visit www.vancouver2010.com/mascot.
Waldi the Dachshund
The first official mascot, Waldi the Dachshund, was launched on the occasion of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. An unofficial mascot called "Schuss" had appeared at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble. Since that time, the mascot has become a regular feature at the Games appearing alone or with friends and taking not only animal forms, but also those of traditional dolls and even an ice cube and a snowball!
Vancouver will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games from 12 to 28 February 2010. The mountain events will take place in Whistler, which will also host the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12 to 21 March 2010.