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Game on! The United States Mint 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Design Competition is OPEN.

Learn how you can enter for an opportunity to win $5,000

The United States Mint invites artists from across the country to participate in the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Design Competition.  The United States Mint will begin accepting applications at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on March 19, 2019. The application window will close at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on April 15, 2019

The design for the common obverse of these commemorative coins will be selected by the Secretary based on the winning design from a public design competition.  The obverse design is required to be emblematic of the game of basketball.  The winning artist will receive $5,000 and have his or her initials included on the coins.  Competition details and entry can be accessed on our website.

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The public competition is being conducted in two phases. Phase One, which will be open from March 19 - April 15, 2019, calls for artists who are United States Citizens or lawful permanent residents age 18 and older to submit a digital portfolio, consisting of three to five examples of their existing work.  These applications will be reviewed by an expert panel. Up to 25 applicants will be selected to participate in Phase Two.  During Phase Two, artists will be paid a stipend of $1,000 to submit a two-dimensional digital design for the common obverse of the coin which will be reviewed by Subject Matter Experts from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The final winner will be announced later this year.

Are you interested in becoming a part of history? If so, please visit www.usmint.gov/hoophallcoin where you will find program information, eligibility requirements and detailed application guidelines.

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