Here are some pointers on the type of design we are looking for:
Your creation must have lots of character and personality and should appeal to children aged 2-8.
Your character should NOT identify as being like any specific animal, race, or existing illustrated character, (it has to be unique).
Age: Young – do not enter adult aged puppets. Think Spongebob or Elmo in spirit. Innocent, fun, and lively.
Looks: This character will eventually be turned in to a toy so, think cute, cuddly, engaging to 2-8 year old children. The character could be a cuddly monster, (think Sully off Monster’s ink).
Unusual color themes welcome. Consider exaggerated ears, eyes, nose, or teeth. Let your creative ideas flow.
This character is male in gender.
This character will host a whole Children's TV Show, (like a young host). As with Elmo, Sully, and Big Bird, clothing is optional.
Consider adding a 'hook', (not literally), for your character, (example: Dora the Explorer has a ruck sack).
The winning design will be turned in to a puppet so, make sure your design works for that application.