Competition opportunity for Creative University of Portsmouth Students

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares an opportunity for University of Portsmouth students to partner with Gympanzees, an award winning Social Enterprise, whose vision is that every disabled child and young person in the UK has access to play, friendship and exercise.

Gympazees are currently looking for a student to design the characters for their sibling mascots Gymmy and Gymima. These mascots should be targeted at children and families from including disabled children and their families. The mascots would be an integral part of the brand identity and will be used across a range of marketing activities including merchandise and social media.

The mascots should communicate Gympanzees’ values, and a sense of fun and of inclusion for young people of all abilities.  Gymmy and Gymima must also  represent the physically disabled population and those with learning disabilities however, they should be active and energetic without looking chaotic.  For details on what is required, view Mascot Design Brief.

Your characters will be known and loved by potentially thousands of children and families across the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to add to your portfolio as you will be credited on the website as the designer for the mascots. The competition will be judged by Creative Director of Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Animations, Merlin Crossingham. The winner will get an exclusive tour of the Aardman studios and will have the opportunity to work for two weeks with the guidance of a professional mentor to fully develop their creation.

You will also take part in any PR activity around the launch of the designs which may include interviews with media as well as videos and photographs on the website and in our own marketing.

Entries should be submitted by the 19th April 2019.

More information about the competition can be seen on their website.

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