Each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot. World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 competition, was the first World Cup mascot, and one of the first mascots to be associated with a major sporting competition.
In the spirit of World Cup, SJFA has designed its own character based on the name of the tournament (Salaam = Peace) composed by the word PEACE in different languages. Also the colour scheme represents the unity of communities, cultures and countries.
We are now looking for suggestions to name the Salaam Cup mascot and inviting submissions from the SJFA players.
- Eligibility: SJFA U6-U17 paid members
- To participate: Please submit your contribution by filling in this form.
- Deadline: All contributions to be submitted by 8.00pm Friday 1st June 2018
- Winner Prize: The selected winner will receive a Galaxy Tab A with Football Manager 2018 loaded
Examples of World Cup Mascots
1966 – England – World Cup Willie
World Cup Willie was a lion, an animal synonymous with Britain and the English national side. The very first World Cup mascot, Willie was created by Reg Hoye, who is best known for illustrating some Enid Blyton books.
1982 – Spain – Naranjito
The mascot for the 1982 World Cup was not a human one. Naranjito was an orange, the fruit synonymous with Spain, and his round appearance and similarity to a football was a humorous aspect to its design.
1986 – Mexico – Pique
Mexico once again held the Cup in 1986, and went down the comedic route. Pique was a jalapeño pepper, a food that is a large part of Mexican cuisine
1990 – Italy – Ciao
Italy decided to go outside the box in 1990. Ciao, a normal Italian greeting, is a stick figure with the colours of the Italian flag and has a football for a head. Previously, many mascots held the football, but this was the first time the football was an integral part of the design.
2018 – Russia – Zabivaka
The 2018 tournament’s mascot is Zabivaka which translates to ‘the one who scores’ in Russian.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. The prize is non-transferable and non-divisible. Prizes cannot be exchanged.
2. Only one entry is permitted per person. Entries are to be submitted online via the form
3. Entries must be received by 8pm, Friday 1st June 2018.
4. Every effort will be made to notify the winners by email by 5pm, Thursday 7 June 2018. Winners will also be communicated in the weekly newsletter. Winners must respond within 48 hours or an alternative winner may be chosen.
5. Submitting your entry constitutes your consent for us to use your entry, name and photos for editorial or publicity purposes, should you be a winner.
6. The winner will be chosen by a judging panel which will be made up of the SJFA “One Team”. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
7. SJFA reserves the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time.
8. By entering the competition, entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.