Royal Mint Museum Opens Medal Design Competition

Laura Barnwell was the winner of the 2021 Medal Design Competition.
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To mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Mint Museum has announced a medal design competition for students and recent graduates. Entrants are asked to design a medal inspired by Her Majesty The Queen and the changes that have occurred during her remarkable reign. Entrants are given a free hand to explore any topic or theme relating to the subject, but inspiration and resources are available on the Museum’s website.

The competition is open to all undergraduate students and recent graduates whose course ended in the last two years. The winning designer will win a specimen of their medal struck by the Royal Mint in bronze and a cash prize of £5,000. The Director of the Royal Mint Museum, Dr Kevin Clancy, Product Design Lead at the Royal Mint, Lee Jones, and celebrated artist Hughie O’Donoghue RA will select the winning designs.

Royal Mint Museum Director, Dr Kevin Clancy said “We are very pleased to announce this year’s medal design competition to celebrate this momentous occasion. We are excited about seeing the creative ways entrants interpret the Platinum Jubilee design brief and look forward to producing a medal worthy of such an incredible milestone in the life of the nation and of The Queen herself.”

Further information, inspiration, the medal design brief and Terms and Conditions can be found on the Museum’s website.

Closing date for entries to the competition is Friday, 18th March 2022. Submissions can be posted to the Royal Mint Museum or made digitally via email.

A range of videos and education materials relating to the Platinum Jubilee is available online.