July 16, 2015 – Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC) 2014. Every year Japan Mint holds the ICDC with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs. The hope is that this competition will lead to the discovery of many excellent works, looking forward to the artists’ creative, artistic and beautiful coin designs.
There are two categories, a general one and one for students only. The prizes range from 500,000 to 100,000 yen in the general category and are of 50,000 in the students category. In addition there is a Jury’s Special Award (50,000 yen) open to participants in both categories.
In the International Coin Design Competition 2014, 54 works were submitted from 16 countries for the ‘General category’, and 187 works from 5 countries for the ‘Student category’.
These are the results of the Final judgements:
Most excellent work
Annaleda Coccia (Italy): Michelangelo: Evolution over Time
Hans Fernando Espinoza Arriagada (Chile): Selknam, Giants in Tierra del Fuego
Soewandono (Indonesia): Beautiful Bali
Arnab Kumar Chattapadhyaya (India): The poet of universe
Volodymyr Atamanchuk, Liudmila Petrovska (Ukraine): Ukrainian song
Miki Yokota (Japan): Aquarium
Jury’s special award
Pasquale Avitabile (Italy): 620th Anniversary of the Birth of Johann Gutenberg
Robert Kotowicz (Poland): The 210th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen
Lalithakala Center For Visual Arts Harinishri.B.T. (India): The cosmic dancer-lord Nataraja (Lord Shiva)
All details about the entry information, prize money and categories are available on the Japan Mint website.