Elementary school classrooms will cast ballots to decide on the final design
Today on December 7, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled three sets of mascot designs for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. They were chosen from 2,042 submissions by the 14 members of the Mascot Selection Examination Council, including 31-year-old otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, aka Shokotan.
Elementary school classrooms from 21,000 schools across Japan will cast ballots from December 11 to February 22 to decide on the final design. Then the winner will be announced on February 28, 2018. The names of the chosen mascots are expected to be released in July to August of the same year.
Tokyo 2020 Games Mascot "Mascot Design Candidates Movie"
"Mascot Design Candidates A"
"Mascot Design Candidates B"
"Mascot Design Candidates C"