Best of 2012 Awards – Mascots

Oct 22, 12 • Best of Awards, Featured, GeneralComments Off

It’s that time of year again, our final push to the annual Best of Awards.

All week I will be posting a blog about the different categories, looking for our readers to engage and share their favorites.

Quick recap of how this works:

1.  All year we accept nominations in each category.  You can nominate anything you’ve seen, read about, like, and of course you can nominate yourself.  Nominations close on November 15th.
2.  On November 16th Nominations are collected and sent to our panel for review.
3.  Panelists consider all nominations and other yearly highlights to pick their favorites.
4.  Results are tabulated and announced on December 3rd, 2012.

Our first category is:

Best Mascot:
The mascot whose work in was creative and enthusiastic, serving as a valuable tool for their team and in their community. All sports team characters and college mascots are eligible.

This is always a hotly contested group with great mascots all around the country.  Past winners include Timber Jim (Portland MLS) , Parker (Fresno MILB) and Thunder (Lake Elsinore Storm MILB).

Do you have a favorite mascot, seen innovative and interesting work from a local mascot, or loved a viral video from a mascot at any level in sports?  Let us know.

Submit your nomination on the CONTACT US page at (  The form has a drop-down menu labeled “I am interested in”.  Select “BEST OF AWARD SUBMISSIONS”, then select the category of your submission.

Be sure to submit your favorite before the November 15th cut-off date so our Panel will receive your nomination.  Also feel free to add comments or thoughts about why you like them or links to any additional information our panel should consider.

Thank you!


Jon Cudo is the Founder and Editor of and a 25-year veteran in game presentation and the most tenured mascot in team sports. His blog covers everything from game night promotions, site news, mascotting, book reviews and more. It\'s not \"must read\"....but it\'s close.
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