Journey of the 33Fifty baton book with the Queen’s baton

De La Rue, one of the sponsors of 33Fifty, has created a one-off handmade book for 33Fifty in honour of the Queen’s Baton Relay – the much celebrated opening tradition of the Commonwealth Games.

Inside there is one page to be completed for each of the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The book is an opportunity for one young person in each of the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth to record what they want the 33Fifty participants to remember as they take part in the programme.

The book will accompany the Baton as it travels around the world on its journey, covering 190,000km over 288 days, before making its way to Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony of the Games in May 2014.

The book will be presented to the participants at the beginning of 33Fifty before they begin their investigation into the challenge, and will inspire them to continue to collaborate once the programme is over. Click on a green dot to see photos of the signatories so far and find out why they were chosen.

If you are interested in being a signatory for your nation or territory, please email with no more than 100 words on why you should be chosen. Please note that should you be selected, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to meet the Queen’s Baton Relay team in your country.