GOLD COIN DESIGN CONTEST
|CONTEST START DATE:||NOVEMBER 17, 2018|
|DRAWING SUBMISSION:||FEBRUARY 22, 2019|
|CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:||MARCH 4, 2019|
ABOUT THE CONTEST
To recognize Yukon art and the Yukon, the Yukon Mint™ Corporation has approved the minting of a Yukon Gold Coin and is seeking proposals from Yukon artists to design the front (obverse) side of a gold coin.
This contest is open to all Yukon residents and offers artists the opportunity to recognize the Yukon culture, history and the land by presenting the design for the front side of a coin design which represents a complicated subject on a very small palette. Although the design will begin as a drawing, artists must think 3-dimensionally and consider that the coins may be produced in different sizes.
This will be an ongoing series of gold coins with annual contests. The gold coins will be minted in a variety of sizes that could range from ¼ ounce to 5 ounces. From the drawings submitted by artists, the Yukon Mint™ will work with a qualified mint to transform the winning submission into a 3-dimensional coin. The reverse side of the Yukon will represent the Klondike Gold Rush Stampeders, an iconic Yukon image.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
The Contest is open to all Yukon residents. Artists that are below the age of 19 years as at the submission date, must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign the contest application form and the Rights Transfer Agreement, otherwise the submission will not be accepted.
One Grand Prize will be awarded to include $500 and a single 1 ounce gold coin, which will include the artists initials. Cash equivalent will be considered.
Runner Up Awards - $500 each. In the event the Yukon Mint™ decides to use the runner up designs for a coin design the runner up entrant will be announced and awarded a single 1 ounce gold coin as described for the Grand Prize, or equivalent.
The Grand Prize and Runner Up Submissions will become the property of the Yukon Mint™. All other submissions will be returned to the artists.