To celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday in 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering you the chance to see your work imprinted on a coin that will be in regular circulation from coast to coast to coast.
Five winning designs will be minted on coins that will be released into circulation to commemorate Canada’s 150th in 2017. In addition, the winning designers will earn a trip to the coins’ unveiling in Ottawa and $2,000 in cash.
There will be 5 unique categories that the Royal Canadian Mint will be looking for -
Our wonders: From coast to coast, Canada has vibrant landscapes, flora, fauna, and defining monuments. This coin is inspired by the majesty of Canada’s natural beauty.
Our character: Canada is woven together by its shared values and cultural diversity. This coin illustrates the Canadian spirit.
Our achievements: Canada has contributed much to the world. This coin is drawn from a rich history that includes medical innovations and space exploration, from valour in combat to social advances.
Our passions: Canada boasts some of the world’s best sports, music, literature, arts, and food. This coin reveals the source of Canadian pride.
Our future: Open exclusively to Canadians age 12 or younger, this theme encourages young artists to imagine Canada’s future. What will Canada be and of what will its future leaders be most proud?
To find out more about the contest, go to http://www.mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp
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