It has been announced that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place on November 25. The slogan and logo for the event have also been revealed.
The slogan for the 2018 edition of the contest is #LightUp. The logo for the contest is a morning star made of vertically inverted soundwaves. The inspiration for the logo comes from the artistic potential and creative drive of the participants, who will turn the stage into something magical, like a sky full of stars.
Head of Live Events at the EBU, Jon Ola Sand said: “We are pleased to be working with BTRC this year and we have full confidence that they will host a great show in November. This will be the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and we’re sure that this year’s competition will be once again a great way for children to showcase their musical talent.”
The 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Minsk, Belarus after the country won the bidding process before the 2017 contest even began. Olga Salamankha explained that Belarus was selected as the host for next years contest over other bids due to their long-term commitment to the competition. Belarus is one of a handful of countries to consistently hold a televised selection process to select their participants. Furthermore, the stability of Belarus as a nation was cited as a factor.
The first time Belarus held a Eurovision event was at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where it was held in Minsk Arena.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the contest:
- Belarus – Host nation
- The Netherlands