ONA seeking designs for 2023 convention medal

The Ontario Numismatic Association is seeking design proposals for its 2023 convention medal to be held in Hamilton.

The medal design competition is open to all ONA members in good standing. The rules for the competition were printed in the ONA’s November-December issue of The Ontario Numismatic. Some of the design contest criteria include:

  • All entries shall include a short write-up explaining the meaning of the design as well as artwork of sufficient detail to give the judging committee a clear idea of the proposed design elements, legend and layout.
  • Entries shall include artwork, about six-inches in diameter, either as a line drawing or a “paste-up” image.

The Ontario Numismatic Association co-founder Bill English graces the group’s 60th anniversary 2022 convention medal (reverse shown).

“We are not judging the artistic competence of the submission material itself, rather its potential as struck in a medal, suitably engraved by a master engraver from the chosen minting facility,” states the competition rules. “The material must be of sufficient detail to give the engraver suitable guidance to execute your design.”

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2022, and the designer of the winning entry will be notified by Jan. 15, 2023. The winner will receive a lead spash of the medal. Full details of the competition are expected to be posted on the ONA website.

The 61st annual ONA convention is scheduled for March 31-April 2 at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel & Conference Centre in Hamilton.

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