July 7, 2016 – Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC) 2015. 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. In addition there is a Jury’s Special Award open to participants in both categories.
In the International Coin Design Competition 2015, 73 works were submitted from 19 countries for the ‘General category’, and 200 works from 4 countries for the ‘Student category’.
These are the results of the Final judgements:
Francesco Procopio’s ‘The myth of Hercules in the history of art’ was awarded the prize as ‘Most Excellent Work’.
Most Excellent Work
The myth of Hercules in the history of art, Francesco Procopio (Italy)
Baiba Sime’s ‘Red Riding Hood’ was awarded the prize as ‘Excellent Work’.
Red Riding Hood, Baiba Sime (Portugal)
Three design were chosen as ‘Fine Works’.
Gregorio C. Caparas’s ‘Manobo’ was awarded a ‘Fine Works’ prize.
Manobo, Gregorio C. Caparas (Philippines)
Armando Zelinotti’s ‘The Dream’ was awarded a ‘Fine Works’ prize.
The Dream, Armando Zelinotti (Italy)
Petri Neuvonen’s ‘Bamiyan’ was awarded a ‘Fine Works’ prize.
Bamiyan, Petri Neuvonen (Finland)
For ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ Joyce Chiarella received the Jury’s Special Award.
Jury’s Special Awards
Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, Joyce Chiarella (Italy)
Kanako Koshino was chosen as ‘Future Designer’ with her coin design ‘The Birth’.
The Birth, Kanako Koshino
All details about the entry information, prize money and categories are available on the Japan Mint website.