Candidate City Design Contest
Right, the idea of this contest is for you to be creative and dream up your own bid plan for a future Summer Olympic host city.
Prize: Not decided yet but it will be something from the London 2012 Olympics. I'll try to find something cool during my Games Maker duties.
Now, before you panic and think. I can't possibily come up with a 20,000 page bid book!!
Do not worry, it is very simple.
The main/compulsory aspects you need to include in your entry are:
- Venue locations (between 4 and 8 locations) - this will give you the chance to create some dream venue ideas, a lot like what we have seen for the beach volleyball in London.
- Logo - Do not worry if you are not super skilled with photoshop, the judging panel will see through the pixalated logo and recognise design potential.
However, we will be looking at quality over quantity.
Other things you could add to your bid:
Building design ideas, ceremony idea, cauldron ideas, cauldron lighter/s, ways to provide great transport, like new rail links across your city. There are endless features you could add to your bid design.
Once all the enteries are in, the judging panel will vote for the winning city of the (fictional) 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
But wait - first we need to fairly decide who gets which cities!
Read the next post before doing anything!
Choosing your city!
Now, obviously lots of people might want to have the same big city for their design, I have a fool-proof system for making it all fair.
No 2 people will have the same city.
I will sort it all out until people each get their unique city. To do this, please submit 3 cities which you would like to design a bid for.
Example of selection process.
1. New York City
1. New York City
There will be a random flip of a coin (or something like that) between Person 1 and Person 2 to decide who gets New York City. In this example, Person 2 has won the coin flip and will design a bid for NYC.
Now the same will happen between Person 1 and Person 3 for Melbourne.
In this example, Person 1 has won Melbourne and Person 3 will have Wellington as nobody else is against him.
For those confused – do not worry. It will all be sorted fairly.
Now, all you have to do is write below 3 cities which you would like to design a bid for. In order of 1, 2, 3.
But first read the small print below.
(You have till 31st August to submit your top 3 cities – after that, the random coin flipping will take place.)
(To make things even fairer, you cannot choose a city which has hosted the Summer Olympics from 1984 onwards, so that includes Los Angeles. You can however pick a city in the same country. For example, NYC or Boston is fine, LA and Atlanta are not options.)
(Well I didn't realise it would merge the posts, so the part where I said 'read the post below' - I meant read the bit that says 'Choosing Your City!')