CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF THE NATIONAL SIDE OF ESTONIAN EURO COINS

 

1. Objective of Design Competition

The objective of the design competition held by Eesti Pank is to find a design for the national side of the Estonian set of euro coins.

2. Conditions of Design Competition

2.1 The design competition shall be open to all participants, both private individuals and groups of authors.

2.2 The deadline for submitting the designs for the set of coins shall be 19 October 2004 at 5.00 p.m.

2.3 The designs marked with passwords must be submitted by the deadline indicated in Clause 2.2 at the following address: Mündižürii, Eesti Pank, Estonia pst 13, 15095 Tallinn. Each design must be accompanied by an envelope containing the following information about the author: name, address of residence, telephone number, and/or e-mail address. The closed envelope must be marked with the same password.

2.4 Groups of authors consisting of an unlimited number of participants are allowed to take part in the competition. An author or a group of authors may submit more than one design.

2.5 The participants in the competition shall confirm that the designs submitted to the competition are originals.

2.6 The authors or groups of authors of the ten best designs selected by a panel shall be paid a remuneration in the amount of 20,000 kroons, and Eesti Pank shall cover all taxes and fees on the sum as stipulated by the law. Payment of the remuneration shall be conditional on concluding a contract between Eesti Pank and the author or group of authors, according to which all proprietary rights on the design are transferred to Eesti Pank, and the author of the design gives the bank or a third party authorised by the bank the right to make a plaster model or a three-dimensional model required for producing coins based on the design.

2.7 Eesti Pank may enter into a contract with the author or authors of the winning design to produce plaster models or three-dimensional models based on the coin designs, or for consultation on making the respective models if necessary.

2.8 Eesti Pank maintains the right to enter into supplementary cooperation agreements with the author or authors of the winning design.

2.9 Participants shall cover all costs related to participation in the design competition.

2.10 The designs submitted to the competition shall not be returned to the authors.

2.11 The designs not compliant with the conditions of the competition shall not be taken into account or assessed.

2.12 By submitting coin designs to the competition the participants in the competition agree to the conditions of the competition.

3. Technical Conditions of Coin Designs

3.1 The designs of the national side of the euro coins shall be submitted as sets of 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, 20- and 50-cent, and 1- and 2-euro denominations. The following design sets shall be allowed into the competition:

  • different designs for all eight coins;
  • three groups of different designs (similar designs for 1-, 2-, and 5-cent coins; 10-, 20-, and 50-cent coins; and 1- and 2-euro coins);
  • all coins share a common design.

3.2 Designs for coins must be submitted in black and white on A4 format paper, and each coin design must be two-dimensional and drawn on a separate sheet of paper. Only the design for the national side shall be submitted. The sheets must be marked with the password indicated on the envelope.

3.3 The design for the national side must be submitted on two scales - 1:1 and 5:1, and both must be on the same sheet of paper.

3.4 It is advisable to make use of 92 per cent of the surface of each coin, while 8 per cent shall be considered as the protective margin/edge.

4. Assessment of Designs Submitted to Competition

4.1 By 10 November 2004 at the latest a panel drawn up by Eesti Pank shall choose the ten best designs among the competition entries without indicating the ranking. The ten best designs shall be put to the national vote. The panel maintains the right not to select any of the submitted designs and declare the design competition null and void.

4.2 In the national vote the Estonian residents shall evaluate the designs in a telephone vote during one week. One telehone call from each mobile phone number and three calls from each standard phone number shall be accepted.

4.3 The designs that proceed to the national vote shall be introduced on the website of Eesti Pank, on television, and in printed press at least three weeks prior to evaluation.

4.4 The designs submitted to the national vote shall be marked with passwords.

4.5 The design that receives the most votes shall be declared the winner. The result of the competition shall be endorsed by a resolution of the panel drawn up by Eesti Pank.

4.6 If votes are divided equally in the national vote, the panel drawn up by Eesti Pank shall make the decision by choosing between the designs that have collected the most votes.

4.7 The results of the design competition shall be announced by 17 December 2004 at the latest.

5. Awarding the Designs

The award for the winning design is 50,000 kroons, and Eesti Pank shall cover all taxes and fees on the sum as stipulated by the law.


SPECIFICATION OF EURO COINS IN CIRCULATION

  1 cent: 
Diameter: 16.25 mm
Thickness: 1.67 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 2.30 g
Composition: copper-covered steel
Edge: smooth
  2 cent:
Diameter: 18.75 mm
Thickness: 1.67 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 3.06 g
Composition: copper-covered steel
Egde: smooth with a groove
  5 cent:
Diameter: 21.25 mm
Thickness: 1.67 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 3.92 g
Composition: copper-covered steel
Edge: smooth
  10 cent:
Diameter: 19.75 mm
Thickness: 1.93 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 4.10 g
Composition: "Nordic gold"
Edge: shape edge with fine scallops
  20 cent:
Diameter: 22.25 mm
Thickness: 2.14 mm
Shape: round, Spanish flower shape
Weight: 5.74 g
Composition: "Nordic gold"
Edge: smooth, with 7 indents
  50 cent:
Diameter: 24.25 mm
Thickness: 2.38 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 7.80 g
Composition: "Nordic gold"
Serv: shaped edge with fine scallops
  EUR 1:
Diameter: 23.25 mm
Thickness: 2.33 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 7.50 g
Composition: outer part - nickel-brass, inner part - three layers: copper-nickel, nickel, copper-nickel
Edge: interrupted milled
  EUR 2:
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Shape: round
Weight: 8.50 g
Composition: outer part - copper-nickel, inner part - three layers: nickel-brass, nickel, nickel-brass
Edge: fine milled, edge lettering

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR DESIGNING THE NATIONAL SIDE OF THE EURO COIN

The outer edge of the national side of all coins must have 12 stars (pentagons) symbolising the European Union, with the stars placed in a circle.

The national side of all coins must show the year of coinage. The anticipated year of coinage is 2007.