You’re almost out of time to nominate a Comm Games baton bearer

Applications for 2018 Commonwealth Games baton bearers close on Monday.

Her Majesty The Queen, and The Duke of Edinburgh, launch the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay QBR from the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017.

During the ceremony The Queen put her message into the Queen’s Baton and handed it to the first Batonbearer, cyclist Anna Meares OAM.


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Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Chairman Peter Beattie AC and Yugambeh Indigenous Elders Patricia O’Connor and Ted Williams greeted The Queen.

If you want to nominate someone to carry the baton last minute, organisers are looking for someone who has done something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary.

Has made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community.

Has excelled, or aspires to excel athletically or personally.

Someone who contributes to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community.

The minimum age of a Batonbearer is 10 years old as at 25 December 2017.

The GC2018 Relay is the longest in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres.

The Baton is visiting all Commonwealth nations and territories of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania for 288 days before it arrives in Australia for a further 100 days.

The Baton will spend between two and four days in each nation and territory of the Commonwealth.

The distinctive design of the GC2018 Queen’s Baton was revealed on 20 November 2016 and captures the boundless energy of the Gold Coast.

When the Queen’s Baton arrives at the Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on April 4 2018, Her Majesty’s message will be removed from the Baton and read aloud to declare the Games open.

To enter click here.  Applications close at 11:59PM on Monday night.

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