The Lima 2019 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Organising Committee has launched an official mascot design competition.
The design must be based on the positive elements of the historical, natural and cultural identity of the Peruvian capital city of Lima, making reference to an animal, plant, person, animated object or any other related to the host city. The mascot must have a friendly name.
The judging panel will be made up of one representative of the Lima 2019 Organising Committee, the Special Project of COPAL, the Municipality of Lima, the San Marcos University and the Toulouse Lautrec and Instituto San Ignacio de Loyola institutes.
People have until 8 May to present their designs. Three mascots will be shortlisted and announced on 31 May, with the winner being decided by popular vote from 31 May-30 June on Lima 2019’s website.
Each of the three shortlisted designers will receive prize money. Minors (under 18) can take part in the competition but must be represented by an adult.
The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games will take place from 23 August-1 September, with a record 1,850 athletes competing in 17 sports, two more than at Toronto 2015.
More information about Lima 2019 mascot design competition is available online. A video can also be watched on Lima 2019’s YouTube channel.