Here’s your chance at fame!
Are you 18 or older? Are you Japanese or a foreign national residing in Japan? Do you have even the slightest clue about symbolism and design?
Then sign up for the chance of a lifetime – to be the designer of the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
As pointed out in this article, the organizing committee decided, after the debacle regarding the previous version of the Olympic logo, to open up the competition to all of Japan. I must admit, this is a smart move as competition amidst hundreds if not thousands of excellent ideas will result in a short list that a professional design firm would be hard pressed to offer.
There are “key concepts” of the 2020 Games that the Tokyo Organizing Committee would like you to incorporate into the design:
- “The Power of Sport”
- “Japanese-ness and Tokyo-ness”
- “World Peace”
- “Personal Best and Utmost Efforts”
- “Sense of Unity and Inclusion”
- “Innovativeness and Future-oriented”
- “Reconstruction and the Power to Rise Up”
It’s not clear whether all of these “concepts” need to be in the design, but then again, these are fairly predictable ideas.
So do you have the chops? The inspiration? The time?
If yes, then show the committee what you got. Submission window is from November 24 to December 7, 2015. For more information, go here.