Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 29, 2015
Will you design the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s mascot and win a trip to the Hall of Fame and Museum’s opening ceremonies, a scholarship and other great prizes? Today the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced the launch of a contest for children throughout the U.S. to design the Hall of Fame and Museum’s mascot. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Mascot Design Contest Presented by Olympus Group will give children across the U.S. the chance to design a unique mascot that will be able to greet visitors and make community appearances. The mascot will also be turned into a bobblehead which is one of the many benefits of being a Member of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
“We knew from the very beginning of the planning stages that the Hall of Fame and Museum needed a mascot, and we were thrilled to learn that the world leader in mascot design and production was headquartered right here in Milwaukee!” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “We knew right away that Olympus Group would do a great job turning the design into a reality, and we’re thrilled to partner with them for the contest.”
“Olympus Group is very excited to be working with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame in creating their new mascot!” said Vanessa Walcott, Account Manager with Olympus Group. “Much like bobbleheads, mascots are a great visual representation. They not only improve brand recognition, but in most cases become a familiar character in the community that both children and adults can relate to!”
The Contest is open to all children in the U.S. under the age of 18. One entry will be accepted per child, and all entries must be submitted by mail or online by the December 31st deadline. After the submission deadline, 10 finalists will be chosen through a vote by Members of the Hall of Fame and Museum and a panel of representatives from the Hall of Fame and Museum and Olympus Group.
The initial round of public online voting on the 10 finalists will take place during the Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition at RedLine Milwaukee, which begins on January 22nd. The top three finalists at midnight central time on February 29th will be proceed to the final round. Olympus Group will create renderings of the final 3 designs, and the public will be able to choose the winner in voting open during the month of April. The winner will be announced at the closing of the RedLine exhibit on April 30th, and the physical mascot will be unveiled at the Hall of Fame and Museum’s grand opening later in 2016.
“We can’t wait to see the creative, fun designs from children across the country.” said Brad Novak, Co-Founder and President of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Although we could create the mascot internally, we thought this would be a great way to get children involved and excited in the very unique process of creating a mascot.”
Complete contest rules and submission procedures are available at http://www.bobbleheadhall.com/mascot.
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014, and is expected to open in 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When it opens, the Hall of Fame and Museum is expected to house the world’s largest bobblehead collection and bobblehead-related exhibits. Visit us at http://www.BobbleheadHall.com, http://www.facebook.com/BobbleheadHall or http://www.twitter.com/BobbleheadHall.
About Olympus Group
Olympus Group has been headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1893 and is the largest mascot manufacturer in the U.S. Olympus Group has produced over 15,000 mascots for many of the largest companies, organizations, teams and universities across the world. In addition to mascot costumes, Olympus Group specializes in Custom Large Format Digital Printing and U.S. Flags. Visit Olympus Group at http://www.olympusgrp.com.
Phil Sklar, 414-519-2625
Source: National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum