Sports fans from around the world are invited to take a part in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games Torch Relays by joining an idea contest "OPEN! Mission Relay."
“OPEN! Mission Relay” is a global idea contest, through which POCOG aims to gather unique ideas based on personal stories to feed into the PyeongChang 2018 torch relay. The contest “OPEN! Mission Relay” will receive ideas in four categories - potential torch relay routes, torchbearers, mode of transportation, and creative contents (videos, images, photos, music, etc.) promoting the Torch Relay. Anyone can submit their ideas from 19 June, 600 days to go to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, until 12 August.
Selected ideas will be included in the planning of the PyeongChang 2018 Torch Relay program, and the winners will be given the chance to make a life-lasting memory. Two winners, one from general public and one from student group, will join the PyeongChang 2018 delegation at the Flame Lighting Ceremony in Greece, and the second place winners will be honoured as torchbearers.
POCOG President Lee Hee-beom expressed: “PyeongChang's OPEN! Mission Relay is a fresh approach to the iconic Torch Relay, and PyeongChang 2018 aims to engage the passion of winter sports fans around the world in completing our project. I look forward to being pleasantly surprised by bright and creative ideas that will make the 2018 Torch Relay even more special.”
More information about the “OPEN! Mission Relay” can be found at the event website.