Russian girl wins IKEA design competition for stuffed animal

Sofia Oganyants from Khimki in Moscow drew a black toucan, the exotic South American bird, with a colorful beak and blue legs. Winners of previous competitions include a lion, an orange unicorn, and a green fantasy monster.

Sofia Oganyants from Khimki in Moscow drew a black toucan, the exotic South American bird, with a colorful beak and blue legs. Winners of previous competitions include a lion, an orange unicorn, and a green fantasy monster.

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Her design of a toucan bird toy will be sold in IKEA stores.

Sofia was the first Russian to make the top 10 in the competition’s three years running. Source: Press photoSofia was the first Russian to make the top 10 in the competition’s three years running. Source: Press photo

A Russian girl won a competition to make stuffed animals for IKEA, the Swedish company said, reported TASS. Sofia Oganyants from Khimki in Moscow is one of the winners of a children’s drawing competition organized by IKEA. Almost 2,800 participants from Russia took part in the competition held last November.

Sofia was the first Russian to make the top 10 in the competition’s three years running. She drew a black toucan, the exotic South American bird, with a colorful beak and blue legs. Winners of previous competitions include a lion, an orange unicorn, and a green fantasy monster.

In total, over 52,000 drawings were entered by children under the age of 12 from countries around the world. IKEA asked them to draw a design for a stuffed animal.

The top 10 designs will be produced and sold by the Swedish company. Among the other winners were children from the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Australia, Poland, Bulgaria, Austria and Germany.

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