The logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will be determined by a design contest hosted by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with Special Olympics Russia.
Contestants are invited to develop a logo that depicts unity through sport, demonstrates inclusion and reflects the Russian culture. Russian citizens ages 16 years and older are welcome to apply. Contest submissions are being accepted through 30 September 2020 and the winning design will be announced in mid-October. The winner will receive a cash prize. Go here to learn more.
The competition has several objectives including bringing public awareness in Russia to the Games, involving Russians in the preparing of the Games and highlighting inclusivity of sport.
The Competition Committee is headed by Special Olympics Russia President Olga Slutsker. Committee members include Special Olympics Russia athlete and World Winter Games 2022 ambassador Tatyana Baranova, representatives of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan, members of the designer community and other public figures.
The Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will be held from 22-28 January 2022 and mark the first Special Olympics international competition to be held in Russia. More than 2000 athletes and Unified partners from 108 countries will take part is seven sports as well as in health, leadership and youth activities. Approximately 3000 volunteers and 4000 honorable guests including athlete family members will join them to make this a truly memorable event.