Budding artists are being invited to submit their designs which could be chosen to feature as past of a public sculpture trail.
Maggie’s Penguin Parade will be on display for ten weeks next summer with individually-designed statues located in city streets, parks and public spaces.
In total, 100 statues will be placed around the city to be found.
Similar to the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, each penguin will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity, in this instance Maggie’s Centre.
Organisers are now looking for the public’s help in designing the statues.
All designs in any format are welcome from traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti to mosaic.
The key requirement is that each unique design adds drama, fun and a creative flourish to Maggie’s Penguin Parade.
Each artist chosen will receive £850 on the successful completion of the finished artwork.
The closing date for designs to be submitted online is Monday December 11, with the successful designs commissioned by the end of February 2018 before hitting the streets in June.
The judging panel will be made up of representatives from Maggie’s Dundee and Wild in Art, penguin sculpture designer Janice Aitken and Maggie’s Penguin Artist Co-ordinators Suzanne Scott and Joanne MacFadyen alongside V&A Museum of Design Dundee Director, Philip Long.
Annie Long, Maggie’s Centre fundraising manager, said: “Maggie’s Penguin Parade is an important fundraising initiative to support the centre at Ninewells Hospital which serves Dundee, Perth and Angus.
“It is also an invitation to everyone to get ready to explore the local area as part of a free day out for children and families.
“But in order to be a huge success, the initiative needs the imagination of those that can best bring to life the Penguin Parade – creative people with strong visual ideas.”
Suzanne Scott, who played a role in the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, is the Artist Co-ordinator for the new Maggie’s Penguin Parade.
She added: “I can’t wait to get all the artists involved.
“Professional or amateur, big names or not… it doesn’t matter.
“What matters is that you have a stomper of an idea that you want to see come to life. It couldn’t be easier to submit your ideas.
“There is a link on the website where you can download all the information you need to apply.
“I am so excited to to see everyone’s suggestions and the design ideas start to come in before December 11.”
To submit your design, visit: www.maggiespenguinparade.com