Gold medallion to mark 50th anniversary as a Republic

Dixie Stephens

Guyana will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a Republic in 2020 and to commemorate this occasion, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources will be launching a gold medallion.

Interested persons between the ages of 16 to 35 years have been invited to craft the design that will be on the face of the medallion. Persons are encouraged to submit drawings depicting the theme “Continuous development – committing to a Green Guyana through sustainable mining.” All interpretations of the theme must be original and submitted before or on September 25, 2018, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Project Officer for the GGB, Dixie Stephens said the theme of the competition was selected in line with Guyana’s ‘Green Agenda’.

“We know Guyana is moving towards sustainable mining and a green economy so we are encouraging everyone who is involved in the mining industry to adopt these new principles and new rules that are being implemented so this theme is our encouragement and being able to get the artistic views of those participants as to how they interpret a green Guyana” she said, according to DPI.

A total of $600,000 in monetary prizes will be awarded to the winners. The first place winner will walk away with $300,000, second place, $200,000 while third place will have $100,000. The successful participants of the competition will be announced by October 24, 2018.

The purity of the medallion will be 99.9 percent and weigh one ounce. Prices for the medallions will be announced next year.

Interested persons can visit the Ministry of Natural Resource’s website and Facebook page where they can download a form and guidelines for the competition. Stephens said forms are also available in the Sunday editions of the Guyana Chronicle.

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