PUMA have offered us some fabulous Marmo the sea creature prizes. Marmo is a fun new children’s character who travels the ocean on his exciting adventures. 3 lucky winners will each receive a set containing a Marmo hat, t-shirt and poncho, available in sizes to fit ages 3-8.
Marmo is the face of PUMA’s newly-launched youth ocean conservation campaign and joins the PUMA Volvo Ocean Racing team in their intrepid adventure as the mascot and 13th crew member. Marmo, a strong, smart sea creature, draws his identity from PUMA’s boat, the magnificent Mar Mostro.
Marmo will star in an illustrated children’s book – “Marmo Saves Our Seas” – created by PUMA to educate children and their families about the importance of preserving the wonders of the oceans. Marmo tells the story in a way that is captivating, fun and easily understandable for young children. He explains what small changes we can make in our lives – like giving up plastic bags – to better the world’s oceans and aquatic life. The book will be available in six different languages (English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Portuguese).
As the Mar Mostro makes its epic journey around the world in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), Marmo will be featured in an online marine conservation education programme, relaying his experiences at http://www.puma.com. Children and their families will be able to track Marmo’s adventure with the PUMA boat crew, learning about marine issues, habitats and sea creatures along the race route. Educational games and quizzes about ocean conservation will also be available online.
Marmo will spend time with children and their families at each VOR stopover port. He will make guest appearances at the PUMA Quad in race village, as well as local aquariums and schools for story-time readings of his book. Marmo will host a range of fun, ocean conservation education games and activities for young children, and will lead events to encourage recycling drives and beach clean-ups.
Finally, young Marmo fans can bring their favourite aquatic superhero with them through an exclusive capsule children’s collection made from sustainable materials:
Marmo T-Shirt: Inspired by the octopus design on the keel of the Mar Mostro boat – the Marmo t-shirt features a fun wrap-around design, giving kids an eight-tentacle “monster” hug as they ride along with Marmo. Kids will also love the glow-in-the-dark Marmo eyes to help lead them through a make believe ‘dark ocean floor.’ The t-shirt is made from 100% recycled cotton jersey and is available in size small through large.
Marmo Rain Poncho: Now kids can change colour (like a real octopus!) in the Marmo-inspired rain poncho made from 100% recycled polyester, and featuring a hood for added protection from outdoor elements.
Marmo Hat: For breathable sun protection, this cotton twill bucket hat with Marmo eyes will keep kids covered – rain or shine.
There are three sets of Marmo goodies up for grabs, which includes a t-shirt, poncho and a hat. To be in with a chance of winning one of the three sets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and size. Please also include a daytime contact telephone number.
The competition closes at noon on Thursday 22nd December
Posted by Clare Kersey.