Joe Wins Paralympic Competition

Tuesday 11th September 2012

Congratulations to Joe who won a competition to design a banner for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The design brief was to create a slogan using the word ‘determination’ — one of the Paralympic values.

Joe’s winning slogan, ‘Determination takes you to amazing places and what a journey getting there! Enjoy the ride!’, was printed on a huge banner and displayed for all to see at the Paralympic Games.  

Joe received tickets to the Games to see his banner displayed at the Olympic Park and even got the chance to hold the Paralympic torch! The banner will now be displayed at the Special Olympics Office.

Joe said, "It feels amazing! It made me proud and it made my family proud. The Olympics and Paralympics were both very exciting! I am a big fan of Usain Bolt. He is the fastest sprinter in the world and I want to be the fastest swimmer in the world! He is very strong with big muscles like me. I want to meet him one day!".