Elementary and secondary school students across China are encouraged to make their own mascots for the Games in art classes at the beginning of the new school year in September.
The move is part of Beijing 2022’s Olympic Education Program to engage more youth participation.
In November, the top one hundred outstanding works will be selected for the final.
Mascots are among the most memorable symbols of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Beijing 2022 looks forward to receiving creative design proposals from across the globe that embody the Olympic and Paralympic values, affirm the vision of the 2022 Games, and reflect Chinese culture.
Designers could submit proposals to Beijing 2022's organizing committee from October 20-31, 2018, in person or by mail. Beijing 2022 is expected to unveil the winning designs in the second half of 2019.