May 7, 2015 – To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a national contest inviting Canadians to design the 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will circulate in 2017.
The campaign of the Royal Canadian Mint is placarded all over Canada. Our translator Teresa Teklic who is right now in Canada has sent us this photo.
To assist in the selection of five finalist designs for each of the circulation coin denominations, the Mint has assembled a number of prominent Canadians representing diverse fields of achievement, as well as a broad range of regional and cultural backgrounds. Their selections will be presented to the public for an online vote in September 2015, which will determine the winners of the “My Canada, My Inspiration” coin design contest.
The notable Canadians who have accepted the Mint’s invitation to assist with the judging of “My Canada, My inspiration” coin design ideas are:
- The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, PC, CC, COM, CMM, CD: Former Governor-General of Canada and journalist;
- Colonel Chris Hadfield (Ret’d): Astronaut and author;
- Rick Hansen: CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, Canadian Paralympian and advocate for people with disabilities famed for the Man In Motion World Tour;
- Jan Hudec: Alpine ski racer and Sochi 2014 Winter Games Bronze medallist;
- Craig and Marc Kielburger: Co-founders the “Free the Children” charity and of the “Me to We” social enterprise;
- Wab Kinew: Musician, broadcaster and university administrator;
- Deepa Mehta: Film director and screen writer; and
- Joannie Rochette: Figure skater and Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Bronze medallist.
The submission period of the My Canada, My Inspiration coin design contest has ended on April 30, 2015.
To enter a design and to obtain full contest rules and regulations, please visit the website of the Royal Canadian Mint.
We have already reported about the Coin Design Contest in CoinsWeekly.