Thousands of primary and secondary school students from the San Juan and Peruano Japones 7213 schools in Lima, Peru, took part in the mascot design competition for the 2019 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, which closes on 30 May.
The youngsters showed much enthusiasm whilst drawing designs based on the positive elements of the historical, natural and cultural identity of Lima, and making reference to an animal, plant, person, animated object or anything else related to the host city.
Three mascots will be shortlisted and announced on 5 June, with the winner being decided by popular vote on Lima 2019’s website.
Each of the three shortlisted designers will receive prize money. Children who participate in the competition must be represented by an adult.
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 ISIL institutes.
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.
Athletics, badminton, boccia, cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis will make up the sporting programme.
Mexico D.F. in 1999, Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2007, and Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2011, staged the four previous editions of the Parapan American Games.
More information about Lima 2019 mascot design competition is available online. A video can also be watched on Lima 2019’s YouTube channel.
More information can be found on Lima 2019’s website.