EDIT: please also include a screenshot of how it will look on the website. Also include a mockup of the facebook cover and show how the logo will look here: https://www.facebook.com/leesmeepuntcom - with the icon on the left and the cover on top.
EDIT: Think of something creative that has to do with social news as described below, rather than just any animal mascotte. For example take into consideration that stories get upvoted, downvoted, favored, commented on. Users can create their own communities, ... It's a group effort to get good content on top!
https://leesmee.com is a new social news website in Dutch. It is the same concept as Reddit. All content is contributed by the user base. The site is divided into 'communities', which are also created by the users. The site is already online, so it can be used to test how it will look on the website.
Users can submit stories (which can be links, pictures, gifs, videos, tweets, ... or any form of online media). Other users can then vote on these stories to decided which ones get popular and discuss them.
There is currently this mascotte being used: https://leesmee.com/images/logos/logo.svg (Owl)
The new mascotte can be an owl (but it doesn't have to be, it's up to the designer to think of something creative.) To keep in mind is that it will also be used as icon for social media sharing. So it has to look appealing when resized to a smaller format. The colors chosen are up to the designer.
He should be as cute, playful and clean as Snoo from Reddit, which comes in many variants here: https://www.google.com/search?clien…LnPF5w9iPU
Ideally there should be several variants that represents moods of the mascotte, so they can be used as emoticons.
The mascotte for leesmee should not be an alien as it would be too similar to Reddit.
The mascotte will be used as the Facebook and Twitter icon as well. After that, a Facebook cover has to be designed that is matching with the mascotte. Reddit has an alien landing on a planet: https://www.facebook.com/reddit/
Then a business card should be created which contains the mascotte, the site link, the slogan "Sociaal nieuws voor NL en BE" and an e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org