As you probably know, there was a bit of a problem with the first official Tokyo Olympics logo and accusations of plagiarism, resulting in the initial design being scuttled. The committee is now on the hunt for a new, original design, and, though the final submission guidelines haven’t been settled yet, it looks like they’ll be calling on the public to submit their ideas. In fact, it seems that the committee will remove pretty much all restrictions, allowing even children to submit.

Get your pencils and markers ready, because there’s a possibility that even you might get the chance to design the Tokyo Olympics logo!

▼ A Facebook post from Studio Debie pointing out “similarities” between the original logo and the allegedly copied design

Now that the committee has decided not to use the design by Kenjiro Sano, they’ve apparently decided to open up their submissions to basically anyone. Previously, only those who had won at least two of seven main awards could submit a design, seriously curtailing the applicant pool and drawing ire from those who felt it was too restrictive.

However, the committee has said they are getting rid of this requirement, and even opening it up to all ages. Though the committee is still in discussions about the final submission guidelines, they’re apparently looking at having people focus on specific keywords, such as “the power of sports,” in order to avoid getting away from the theme.

It was also indicated that the committee was hoping to make it so many people could easily participate, and there was even a suggestion that people overseas may be allowed to submit ideas as well.

One Twitter user already has some designs for a new logo.

▼ “They’ve decided to accept submissions for the Olympics logo from everyone, right? Alright! I’ve thought of a design! (⌒▽⌒) Everyone in the country! Press the ‘Like’ button a lot! Please and thank you!”

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Nothing is decided yet, but the final submission requirements are expected to be set on September 28. Who knows, maybe we’ll even get an Olympic logo design submission from Mr. Sato!

Sources: Hachima Kiko, Yahoo! Japan News, Sponichi Annex
Images: Wikipedia/Pierre de Coubertin