Do you remember the name of the football that was used in the 2010 World Cup? It was the Jabulani! Now, how would you like to be watching the football games in the 2012 London Olympics knowing that you had come up with something better and the players were using the ball you had named? Well, that’s what’s on offer in the latest competition from adidas.
They are inviting people to come up with a name for the 2012 London Olympics Football. They’ve already designed the ball, but they want you to give it a name. According to their website “the name needs to combine all the excitement and vibrancy of the Games with everything that’s great about the UK”. It’s time to get those thinking caps on!
The prize for the winner is 2 tickets to the 2011 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, plus you’ll be presented with one of the first London 2012 footballs and you’ll be involved in the launch of the London 2012 football. It’s a pretty unique prize and you’ll also be part of football and Olympic history as the person who named the ball. Not a bad prize and something for all those “all competitions are free prize draws” complainers to get their creative teeth into.
You’ll have to be quick though as the competition closes on 28th February. Entries are limited to one entry per person so make sure you’re happy with your entry before submitting. It might be worth spending a little time researching your idea too. If it’s been used before or it’s already a trademark then you might not have a winning entry on your hands. Use Google and Intellectual Property Office to make sure (e.g. Jabulani is trademarked).
According to the terms 10 entries will be picked by a panel of judges and these will then go forward to legal clearing. The winning entry will then be selected by the Promoter.