Hartsdown 50 Mascot Design Competition  

Welcome to the Hartsdown 50 Mascot Design Competition page. Hartsdown Leisure Centre celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, 20 July 2024. That's right, Hartsdown swimming pool opened on Saturday, 20 July 1974! Wow!

To commemorate this golden anniversary, Your Leisure is planning a summer of fun and we need the help of budding young artists! From Friday, 3 May 2024 to Friday, 31 May we are inviting children (aged under 16 years) to submit their Mascot Designs via the entry sheets at Hartsdown Leisure Centre. The winner will have their design used for a special Hartsdown 50 poster to be displayed at the centre throughout the summer. Plus, there are prizes to be won for the winner and 4 runners up. 

Get your entry form from Hartsdown today, get drawing and hand it back to Hartsdown to enter!

Who will be shortlisted?

The shortlist will be announced and published here on Friday, 7 June. You will be able to vote for your favourite design until Wednesday, 12 June and the WINNER will be announced on Friday, 14 June. Help us select the winner by telling us which of the 5 shortlisted designs is your favourite. View the shortlisted design below and use the form to vote. Click here to read the full terms and conditions.

Design 1

Design 2

Design 3

Design 4

Design 5

Voting opens on Friday, 7 June and closes on Wednesday, 12 June 2024.

Winners and Runners Up - Published here on Friday, 14 June 2024

1. Winner - 

2. Runner-up -

3. Runner-up -

4. Runner-up -

5. Runner-up -


Competition Terms & Conditions

Your Leisure Kent Ltd is running a Mascot Design Competition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hartsdown Swimming pool. The Mascot will be used on a special Hartsdown 50 celebration poster. 

Below are the terms and conditions for entrants. 

Competition dates for submissions: Opens Friday, 3 May 2024. Closes Friday, 31 May 2024. 

Entrants must be aged 0 to 15 years of age. 

One design equals one entry.

Designs must be submitted using an official Hartsdown 50 Mascot Design entry sheet. All sheets must be handed into Hartsdown Leisure Centre. We cannot accept designs via email. 

By submitting a design you grant Your Leisure Kent Ltd the right of ownership of the design and to publish it across all mediums in perpetuity. 

Your Leisure will have the rights to publish the designs and the first name and age only of the entrants to promote the competition and make announcements across any channels Your Leisure Kent Ltd owns. 

All entries must include a first name, age of the child and and email address of an adult (16+) to be valid. All personal data will be stored and processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be read online at https://yourleisure.uk.com/privacy-policy/ 

All entrants have the right to withdraw from the competition at any time by speaking with the Hartsdown Leisure Centre team. 

This competition is not open to employees of Your Leisure.  

The 5 (five) shortlisted designs will be announced via social media, email and app on Friday, 7 June. 

The 5 (five) shortlisted designs will be added to a voting webpage for the public vote which will factor into the judges’ vote.  

Voting and judging will start on Friday, 7 June and close Wednesday, 12 June. The results will be announced on Friday, 14 June via social media, email and app. 

The prizes will consist of: 

1. Winner - TBD 

2. Runner up - TBD

3. Runner up - TBD

4. Runner up - TBD

5. Runner up - TBD

The 1 (one) winner and 4 (four) runners up will be contacted via email on Friday, 14 June. 

All decisions are final and Your Leisure Kent Ltd will not engage in discussion regarding the outcome of the competition.  

The winning design will be used on a special Hartsdown 50 celebrations poster.  

All 5 (five) finalists will receive an invite to Hartsdown Leisure Centre’s Open Weekend VIP event on Saturday, 20 July 2024 to receive their prize and to take part in a photoshoot.  

All finalists will need to be accompanied by an adult (16+) to sign the photo and video consent forms.