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Icelandic Monster to Become IKEA Toy

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Icelandic Monster to Become IKEA Toy

Photo: Screenshot from IKEA website

Eight-year-old Rúnar Logi’s drawing of a blue monster was selected as one of the five international winners of IKEA’s Soft Toy Drawing Contest, Vísir reports. The five winning entries will be turned into stuffed toys for the company’s limited edition SAGOSKATT line next year.

IKEA has held this competition three times before and received 87,000 entries this year. In addition to Rúna Logi’s monster, the winning entries were a unicorn from China, a seal from Poland, a fish from Korea, and a Spikey Green Animal from Sweden. The winning children are all between the ages of five and nine.

IKEA donates the proceeds from the sales of its SAGOSKATT toys, which are always designed by children, to fund charities that benefit children around the world. This year’s recipient will be Let’s Play, which promotes safe spaces for children and supports their right to play.

All of this year's winners and semi-finalists can be seen on the IKEA website, here.

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