BTRC, the national broadcaster of Belarus has made an open call for designs and ideas for the branding for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Belteleradiocompany has made an open call for designers from across Belarus to submit their ideas for the branding of next years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. BTRC has not set any set criteria for the designs that they want to be submitted, instead just asking that the suggested slogan be in English and that the logo be as unique as possible.
Those wishing to submit a logo and slogan for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 have until November 15 to submit their designs and ideas to:
The winner of the submissions process will join the creative team behind next years Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus.
The 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will mark the second time that the Belarusian capital will host the competition. Minsk previously hosted the contest in 2010, which was the first Eurovision event to ever take place in Belarus.
The Junior Eurovision Steering Group decided to remove a clause in the Rules that gave the winning broadcaster first refusal to host, to ensure the longevity of the Contest and allow more time to prepare the event. This clause was first introduced in 2014. Italy used this clause in 2015 to decline hosting the contest that year after their victory in the 2014. Bulgaria were then selected as hosts for the 2015 contest. After the removal of said clause, EBU Members were given the opportunity to apply to host Junior Eurovision 2018. From these applications, Belarus was selected.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the contest:
- Belarus – Host nation
Olga Shylager, the Deputy General of BTRC, stated;
We had a wonderful playground already in 2010. We did not have to rebuild anything, we did not have to invent anything, it’s a great place where a lot of locations can be concentrated so as not to move around the city, because it’s not always convenient, and again our hotel complexes are located so that everything in general is close, convenient and compact. This is very important.