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Tokyo Olympic organizers get over 14,000 logo applications

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If I recall correctly, the 'prize' for the winning selection will be 1,000,000JPY, which is a tiny amount considering you must also give up all commercial copyright claims. The logo itself could be worth billions, being emblazoned on everything leading up to 2020.

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gogogo: you beat me to it. There is no way they wouldn't use this as a chance to exercise the old-boy's club's muscles and put in the son or relative of someone on the committee, and/or who works at a firm connected to one or more of them.

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No, if a design gets selected, it will immediately propel the creator to fame, allowing more future contracts to come...

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