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Design the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games!

Sweden's Angelica Bengtsson clearing 4.30m to take gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (Getty Images)Sweden's Angelica Bengtsson clearing 4.30m to take gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (Getty Images) © Copyright

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

People all over the world will be able to submit their entries via this website (click here for a direct link): www.medaldesigncompetition.com until 30 November 2013.

An IOC judging panel featuring the world-renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, and sports names such as Olympic short track speed skating champion Yang Yang and Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games 400m Hurdles champion Aurélie Chaboudez, will select a winning design and two runners-up in December.

The winning design will then feature on the face of the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in Nanjing from 16-28 August 2014. The winning designer will win a trip to Nanjing 2014 which includes tickets to the Opening Ceremony, as well as a full collection of medals featuring their design.

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