CSU turns 30 in 2019 and we're getting ready for the celebrations! Thanks to everyone who took part in our Mascot Competition.
Charlie the Cockatoo is proud to join Charles Sturt University. Charlie is an Australian native, perfectly at home in urban or regional environments, and very familiar with CSU's regional footprint.
Charlie is lively, social and ready to take on the challenge of representing CSU values on campus and in our community.
Charlie was the winning design concept in our Mascot Competition held late last year.
26 designs were submitted of which 3 design concepts were shortlisted. Over 3,500 students, staff and alumni voted in the competition – with Charlie fast becoming the leader across all groups. The Mascot Selection Panel, made up of representatives from key areas of the university, including students, unanimously endorsed Charlie.
The Mascot Selection Panel incorporated feedback and suggestions submitted from students, staff and alumni to arrive at the final mascot design and name.
Charlie will be appearing on campus and in your local community throughout the year.
You can expect to see Charlie at events, stealing the spotlight in various marketing materials and on promotional products. In conjunction with the CSU Brand, Charlie will remain in the memory long after a student has left university.
Congratulations Taylor Wolf, who submitted the winning design concept!
Taylor is studying Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene) in Wagga Wagga.
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By entering this competition for the development of a Charles Sturt University Mascot (Competition) you accept the following terms and conditions (T&Cs):
Why is CSU developing a mascot?
We are developing a mascot to help unify elements of the CSU community under a common name and mascot. The mascot will be developed in to a costume to be worn at events, feature in various marketing materials and be used on promotional products. With CSU turning 30 in 2019, now is a great time to introduce a mascot to our community!
Who can submit design ideas for the mascot?
CSU students, staff and alumni are eligible to submit designs for our new mascot. You must have a CSU ID number to submit your idea.
How do I submit a design idea?[CLOSED 30 NOVEMBER 2018]
To submit your design, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org as Word, PDF or JPEG files:
How will designs be shortlisted?
Designs will be shortlisted by the Mascot Selection Panel who will then release the shortlisted designs to the public. Designs will be shortlisted based on submission criteria outlined in the Creative Brief.
How will the final design be chosen?
The shortlisted designs will be uploaded to the CSU Mascot Development website and students, staff and alumni will be invited to vote for their preferred design. The votes will be counted and the Mascot Selection Panel will present the final design for endorsement by the University.
Who can vote?
Staff, students and alumni can vote for their preferred design. For staff and students votes are accepted via this page only. Voting must be completed within the voting period. There is a limit of one vote person.
Who do I contact if I have questions about the mascot or design submissions?
You can send any questions you may have about the mascot to email@example.com.