Medal Design Competition for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 - The International Olympic Committee

April 08, 2019

Opportunity begins:

Jan 09, 2020

Opportunity ends:

Jan 22, 2020

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  • Switzerland


The International Olympic Committee is pleased to announce the medal design competition for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020. The first prize will be to have your medal made and worn by the young athletes who have won a place on the podium, as well as a trip to Lausanne. We can’t wait to see your designs!


Design your medal

Choose the format you prefer, let your creativity flow and show us what you think the official medal of the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 should look like.

When designing your medal, you must respect the following guidelines:

  • The competition is to design the obverse of the medal only (the reverse side will be designed by the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (Lausanne 2020)).
  • Your design (the front) should reflect the spirit of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, while the reverse side will be designed by Lausanne 2020 and reflect elements of Swiss culture and the YOG emblem.
  • The border of your design must be circular in shape with no elements cut out.
  • The Olympic rings should appear somewhere in your design.
  • The Olympic rings must always be reproduced in their pure form. They may not be altered, formed from other elements or cut.
  • Do not add text to your design except if you wish to use the words Youth Olympic Games.
  • For more information, read the Rules of the Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition to help create your design.

Submit your design

Upload your design in the template, respecting the following:

  • Minimum size: 600x600 pixels.
  • Maximum size: 1000x1000 pixels.
  • Maximum resolution: 300 dpi.
  • File format: JPG or PNG.
  • Give a name to your design and add a description.
  • Complete your personal information (full name, date of birth, e-mail and postal addresses and telephone number).
  • Click submit.

Once you have entered, you will receive an email confirming your entry has been received by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). You will be required to click on the link in the email to confirm your entry. The IOC will then review your entry to ensure it respects the Rules of the Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition, which you agree to comply with by registering and submitting your design. You will receive a second email to confirm that your entry has been entered into the competition and that it will be uploaded to the online gallery.

Good luck!


  • Competition opens: 14 February 2019
  • Competition closes: 8 April 2019 (midnight GMT+1)
  • Results announced: 23 April 2019

About the YOG


The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world. An event distinct from other youth sports events, as they also integrate a unique educational programme.

The sports programme is based on that of the Olympic Games, with eight sports featured on the winter programme. In addition, the programme also includes exciting new disciplines and formats such as 3x3 ice hockey, ski mountaineering and women’s double luge.

Away from the field of play and through a variety of fun and interactive activities, workshops and team-building exercises, the Learn and Share Programme gives the participating athletes the opportunity to learn about the Olympic values, explore other cultures and develop the skills to become true ambassadors of their sport.


The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented young athletes aged from 15 to 18 from more than 70 National Olympic Committees around the world.

Over the 12-day period, the Winter Youth Olympic Games host 1,880 athletes and, for the first time in Winter Olympic history, there will a complete gender balance of male and female athletes at the Youth Olympic Games 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

There are also non-athlete participants who play an integral part in the Games, namely the Young Reporters, Ambassadors and Athlete Role Models. Visit for more information.


Just like the Olympic Games, the Winter Youth Olympic Games are held every four years. The first and second Winter editions were held in Innsbruck, Austria, in January 2012 and Lillehammer, Norway, in February 2016.

The third Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, between 9 and 22 January 2020. 

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  • Participation in this Competition is open to all individuals who have internet access and an email address, regardless of their country of residence, to the exclusion of IOC and Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (hereafter "Lausanne 2020") personnel and their family members, previous winners of the Youth Olympic Games medal design competitions and all people who are directly or indirectly involved in the conception, carrying out or management of the Competition, particularly employees of third-party service providers, their affiliates and the company that will produce the medals (hereafter the "Candidate(s)"). Applications can be presented by one individual only and must be the work of the Candidate.
  • By taking part in the Competition, a Candidate who has not reached the age of majority under the applicable national laws and regulations of his/her country of residence at the time of his/her registration confirms that his/her parent or legal guardian has duly consented to and authorised him/her taking part in the Competition and abiding by the Rules of this Competition.


Deadline: April 08, 2019

Program Starts: January 09, 2020

Program Ends: January 22, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

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