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 currencyThe money used in a particular country at a particular time, like dollar, yen, euro, etc., consisting of banknotes and coins, that does not require endorsement as a medium of exchange. More 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:
- Carlos Almenar, Artist and Designer
- Philippe Assalit, Photographer and Visual Artist
- Tom Badley, Artist and Designer
- Amandine Blier, Communications Director at Citéco
- Michelle Bonzon-Vuilleumier, Designer for Koenig & Bauer
- Sebastien Freuler, Digital Creation Manager at SICPA
- Scott Hutchings, President and Founder of Global CoinA coin is a small, flat, round piece of metal alloy (or combination of metals) used primarily as legal tender. Issued by government, they are standardised in weight and composition and are produced at ‘mints’. More Solutions
- Reto Karrer, Designer
- Guillaume Lepecq, Chairman of CashEssentials
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 banknoteA banknote (or ‘bill’ as it is often referred to in the US) is a type of negotiable promissory note, issued by a bank or other licensed authority, payable to the bearer on demand. More 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 exchangeThe Eurosystem comprises the European Central Bank and the national central banks of those countries that have adopted the euro. More!
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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.