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2014 Commonwealth Games Mascot

2014 Commonwealth Games Mascot
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Clyde, a thistle termed next the river, which will be the official mascot of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The mascot was drawn by Beth Gilmour, who collected a competition run by Glasgow 2014 for kids to plan the Mascot. Beth's sketch was then carried to life by digital agency NERV, who twisted it into a commercial character, made a full back story and provided it a name – Clyde. Clyde was lastly exposed in a 7mins animated movie produced by Nerv at a service in BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow. In Glasgow 2014, the organizers said the mascot's design was chosen, because of its "Scottish symbol and Glaswegian attraction and friendliness".

Glasgow 2014 has linked services with the BBC to launch a kids’ competition to plan the official Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot with accurately 1,000 days to go upto the Opening Ceremony.

The winner of the mascot competition will be given 4 tickets for the Opening Ceremony.

Mascots are main part of the Games involvement, embodying the standards of the Commonwealth Games and charisma of the host nation, and playing a main role in attractive and inspirational young people.

The Mascot will be a significant personality in the run-up and throughout the Games, used by Glasgow 2014 to welcome guests and audiences, visit schools and civic events and look on signage.

Glasgow 2014 is Watching for a Mascot that is:

  • Unique;
  • A prepared up or imagined character, animal or being;
  • Commonwealth Games official mascot for Glasgow, Scotland can be easily recognized
  • It is attractive to young persons;
  • Friendly
  • Mascot looks with different colours which are red, yellow, green and blue

The admissions will be judged in 3 age categories (6-8, 9-11 and 12-15) and kids from all over the UK are being exhilarated to arrive for the competition. Ten of the top entrances from every age category will be nominated in the 1st round of judging. These will be nominated and judged for 2nd time before a final winner is selected.

Those eligible will be communicated by the BBC. The winner will be declared after the London 2012 Paralympics in September 2012, where the winning mascot will be exposed.

The judging board will be made up of BBC and Glasgow 2014 staff and outward specialists.

Year City Mascot
2018 Gold Coast  
2014 Glasgow Clyde the Thistle man
2010 Delhi Shera, a Royal Bengal Tiger.
2006 Melbourne Karak, a south-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
2002 Manchester Kit, a Cat
1998 Kuala Lumpur Wira, the Orang Utan. Wira,
1994 Victoria Klee Wyck, an Orca Whale
1990 Auckland Goldie the Kiwi bird
1986 Edinburgh Mac, a black Scottie dog
1982 Brisbane Matilda, the Kangaroo
1978 Edmonton Keyano, a Swan Hills Grizzly Bear