Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BNM Design Competition for 2017 Commemorative Banknotes

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has invited students of public / private universities and local professional designers to participate in their design competition for commemorative banknotes to be issued in 2017.

2017 Banknotes

Winning prizes for the top two designs are RM20,000 and RM10,000 respectively.

The submission deadline is on 5 August 2016.

Two briefing sessions will be held to provide in-depth information about the competition. Interested parties are required to attend either one of the following briefing sessions.
Date : 16 June 2016 (Thursday) or 17 June 2016 (Friday)
Time : 3.00 p.m.
Venue : Theatrette, Muzium dan Galeri Seni, Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

For registration and more information, please contact En. Fahmi at 03-2698 8044 ext 8899 or En. Zainal at 03-2698 8044 ext 8458.

Obviously, the design competition is for Malaysia 60 years Merdeka Anniversary next year. I am not sure if BNM planned to make other commemorative banknotes for 2017 but if they do, next year we will have a lot of numismatic items to buy from BNM.

For your information, we already have 4 commemorative coins for 2016.

BNM also reopen the participation of a local professional designers for their design competition after closing it for Students of public / private universities for 2016 commemorative coins.

Hopefully we will see a much better design for the commemorative banknotes.