July 05, 2017
Crayola needs your help.
The Pennsylvania-based art supply giant has announced the top five potential names for a brand-new color and wants crayon enthusiasts everywhere to get the final say.
The new addition is a blue hue inspired by a pigment that was discovered by Oregon State University researchers in 2009 called "YInMn," named after its components, yttrium, indium, manganese and oxygen.
But "YInMn" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Crayola is once again holding a contest to determine the name of the shade, which it has boiled down to a handful of options, including Dreams Come Blue, Bluetiful, Moon Bliss, Reach for the Stars and Star Spangled Blue, the company announced late last week.
The five names were chosen after the company launched an initial naming contest between May and June. Nearly 90,000 entries were submitted, according to TIME.
Those 13 or older can vote online between now and Aug. 31. There are prizes involved, too, from a trip for four to the Crayola Experience in Florida to a Crayola air maker.
The crayon will replace the recently retired "Dandelion," which got the boot in March.
The top pick and the six grand prize winners will be unveiled in September.
Cast your vote here.