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IMAGINE CURRENCY: Photo Contest Now Open!

Categories : Cash connects people, Cash is a social network, Cash is available to all users, Cash is the first step of financial inclusion
June 28, 2021
Tags : Cash, Design, Photo contest, Photography
After continuous years of success, CashEssentials is running its fourth photo contest where you’re invited to imagine the future and create your currency. Pick the images, background, name and associated values and let your banknote or coin tell a story of humanity and solidarity.
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This post is also available in: Spanish

CashEssentials, in collaboration with Wipplay, a community platform dedicated to photography, is back this year for its fourth photo contest!

In partnership with Citéco Europe’s first museum dedicated to economics and Global Coin Solutions, the only full-service company in North America focusing on foreign currency fundraising for charities, the contest is open to everyone across the globe. It will run from 23 June to 29 September 2021 at 23h59, (UTC+2), CEST: Central European Summer Time.

Six (6) winners will be announced at the end of the contest, including three (3) submissions selected by the general public and another three (3) by a jury of renowned experts and artists, including:

Imagine the Future, Create your Currency

You’re invited to imagine a new currency with a positive impact on society. Such imagined currency will allow you to integrate images, decorations, associated values, and a name. It’s up to you to choose all the elements that will define your own banknote or coin and the story you want to tell us – whether tackling a current issue or a symbolic message!

Pick and Place

To participate, you can make your own design from scratch or use our online interface. All you have to do is head to the photo contest website, choose one of the proposed “banknote” or “coin” templates, upload your image, and fill in the various fields to design your new currency. There are no limits to your imagination. However, keep in mind that the currency design should illustrate a human and solidarity dimension to appropriate this medium of interaction and symbolic exchange!

Some Inspiration

This post is also available in: Spanish

The banknotes above are designed by 1) Carlos Almenar-Diaz, 2) Sebastien Freuler, 3) Carlos Almenar-Diaz, 4)Sebastien Freuler, 5) Carlos Almenar-Diaz, 6) Phillipe Mermoud


We’re looking forward to seeing your creative currency! Share your imagination with us on our CashEssentials Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Wipplay’s Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook social media accounts.

The Imagine Currency photo contest project lies  within the scope of Humania, a global cash community initiative to support Human Recovery and Development post-Covid-19. A selection of photos will be auctioned with the aim of raising money to support those who have been most affected by the crisis.

For more information, please visit the contest’s official website.