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international competitions guidelines


Medals have been associated with honour and glory since they first appeared during the Italian Renaissance. Originally made to commemorate individuals and events, they have been presented as prizes and awards since the eighteenth century.

The commissioning of a medal provides considerable benefits to any organisation or private patron. It projects a recognition of high achievement and reflects the acceptance and wish of the client to mark a significant occasion by an act of generous patronage of the arts. The commissioning is an important event and these guidelines seek to demonstrate the best practice towards ensuring a fair and equable basis for client and designer.

FIDEM, using their full experience have prepared the following to help all those interested in the medal. The guidelines have received the approval of the United Kingdom Royal Mint

The guidelines can be retrieved and printed out from the enclosed pdf.






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