Press Release 15 July 2009
Eesti Pank announces a design competition for a collector coin dedicated to the XXI Olympic Winter Games that will be held in Vancouver. Both individuals and groups of authors are welcome to participate in the competition.
Issuing collector coins dedicated to the Olympic Games is a long tradition in Eesti Pank that started already in 1992. In order to mark the XXI Olympic Winter Games that will be held in Vancouver, Canada in 2010, Eesti Pank will issue a silver collector coin with the nominal value of 10 kroons. Eesti Pank expects the design to depict identifiably one or more winter sports, some particular feature(s) characteristic to the Winter Olympics or achievements of Estonian sportsmen in winter sports. The design has to bear the nominal value "10 krooni" and the logo of the Estonian Olympic Committee. The design should not include symbols that are the property of the International Olympic Committee and the organising committee of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
The deadline for submitting duly completed designs to Eesti Pank is 10 September 2009.
A participant or a group of participants may submit more than one design. The panel convened by Eesti Pank will disclose the competition results by 17 September 2009, at the latest. The winning design will be awarded with 30,000 kroons after the issuance of the coin.
An overview of collector coins issued by Eesti Pank can be found on the web site of Eesti Pank at www.bankofestonia.info/pub/en/....
Eesti Pank announces a design competition for a collector coin dedicated to the Winter Olympics