Damien Hirst's Brit Award is revealed

The official statue is unveiled

Thu 10 Jan 2013

The official statue is unveiled

The official statue for the BRIT Awards 2013 has been revealed.

The trophy was designed by British artist Damien Hirst, known for his famous artworks of animals in formaldehyde.

This year's gong is made up of multi-coloured spots on a white background. They look a bit like smarties to us, but what do we know?

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On designing the statue Damien Hirst said: "I am honoured to be asked to design this year's statue, it has become such an iconic award, I love the BRITs." 

The BRIT Awards 2013 will also see the return of the British Live Act Award for the first time since 2009.

A new category for the BRITs Global Success Award is being introduced this year, which will be given to the act with the highest international sales. 

Vivienne Westwood created the "blank canvas" trophy in 2011 while the 2012 gong was designed by legendary pop artist Sir Peter Blake.  

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