When the email arrived, asking me to take part in a magazine competition to celebrate Britain's involvement in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I almost bowed out, after all, theming bears isn't really my thing; fortunately, a little voice my head firmly told me to stop whinging and just get on with it, so that's exactly what I did. I have now submitted my photograph to the magazine in preparation for publication and can at last share a little peek of my competition entry with you!
'Victor' - 'Olympic Challenge' entry, 2008
This is 20" 'Victor', my Great Britain mascot bear, I do hope you like him! I'm very pleased with the way he has come together and I think I'll take him to Stratford-Upon-Avon with me for the show on June 8th. Not long to go now, I'm really looking forward to the big day!
I'm not absolutely certain of which issue the 'Olympic Challenge' bears will be published in, but I will let you know as soon as I find out. It will be pretty soon I'm sure and when the competition is published, it will be open to public vote, so I hope you will consider buying a copy and taking part! It should be fun and I can't wait to see all the Challenge bears featured together!