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Tuesday 25 Feb 2020
Primary School design a mascot for 2020 UEFA Under 19 Championship competition

The Irish Football Association is inviting all primary school children across Northern Ireland to design its next team mascot. 

The mascot will make its first appearance at the 2020 UEFA Under 19 Championship being held in Northern Ireland this July.

The winning design will be turned into a full size mascot costume – and the mascot will appear at a variety of exciting engagements in the lead up to, during and after the U19 Men’s Euros. 

The winning design will also be digitalised and used in a number of publications and promotional items relating to the tournament, and then rolled out to represent the association more broadly.

Applicants are encouraged to be as creative as possible but should consider designs that reflect some of the following elements:

  •        Football
  •        Northern Ireland
  •        Having fun playing the game

The primary school pupil producing the winning design will have the opportunity to present the mascot at a special event organised in their school. 

In addition they will receive a money can’t buy prize for themselves as well as a VIP experience for their class, including exclusive tickets for the final of this summer’s tournament. 

A selection of entries will also be chosen for a display within the Education and Heritage Centre at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

Entries to the competition will be shortlisted by a panel of Irish FA staff, local footballers and artists, independent members from local authorities and representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive.

Completed mascot designs should be posted to Mascot Design Competition, Irish FA, National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, BT12 5LW or emailed to

Download mascot design form

New mascot competition A4 March 2020.pdf

Conditions of the competition are as follows:

Children must be of primary school age and attend a primary school in Northern Ireland. 

All requested information must be included on the entry form. 

Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd April 2020 at 5pm. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

All entries can be sent by email or delivered to the stadium as shown on the design form. 

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