The big event of coloring the monuments of the Mascots – Inje and Jasur, official symbols of Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, took place on in Icheri Sheher April 16.
To realize this mission six young painters from Art Academy were chosen through the Mascots layout painting competition. Two winning designs of the contest were revealed – one pair from Children Gallery and another from Azerbaijan State Art Academy.
By doing so Baku 2017 gave a great opportunity to children of 6-13 ages, as well as to young artists from Art Academy to create their own design Mascot look and to take part in historical sport event.
One pair of the Mascots statues were colored in original colors, and the other two pairs were colored as the winning designs.
The main aim of Mascots Statues Coloring event was to engage city population and tourists as well as raise public awareness of Baku 2017 Islamic Games. An interactive digital contest was also organized during the event. Within the contest the participants had to collect the images of Mascots hidden along the given route via the app installed on their mobile devices. Mascots toys were presented to the first 30 winners (15 Ince and 15 Jasur).
Further, Mascot’s statues colored in original Baku 2017 design will be placed at Nizami street (Torgovaya), within the framework of Games, as this street considered to be the most populated location in the city. The second pair of statues colored according to Art Academy’s design will remain in Old City, and the third pair designed by Children’s Gallery will bring the spirit of the Baku 2017 Games to citizens and guests of the capital at the Boulevard.
The Baku 20 Islamic Solidarity Games is an exciting multi-sport event uniting the Islamic world, which will take place from 12 – 22 May 2017.
Athletes from Islamic countries around the world will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3x3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.
Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku was awarded the Games at the General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Jeddah in July 2013.