Redondo Beach coin design contest to commemorate Redondo Landing

March 11, 2013 by  

The city of Redondo is currently accepting entries to its annual contest to design a commemorative coin.

The 2013 Redondo Beach City Coin is to commemorate Redondo Landing, as well as the revitalization of the waterfront area. Local artists are invited each year to submit original designs to the Redondo Beach Coin Contest. One entry will be selected from the entered designs by a panel of judges as the design for the city’s official commemorative coin for the year.

The city says that ‘Redondo Landing is the gateway to The Pier’, and was the first area to see revitalization on the recent waterfront project. The new façade includes new landscaping, signage, benches, and lighting. The city says that the area reminds one of the iconic carousel, Looff Hippodrome, from the early 1900s. Revitalization of the area is hoped to attract new businesses, which are likely to require a variety of printing services from local printing companies. All design entries must relate to the revitalization theme.

The coin design that is selected as this year’s winner will be minted and presented to dignitaries visiting the area. The winning designer will receive recognition from city officials and the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce, a $100 gift card, and a 2013 Redondo Beach Commemorative Coin featuring the winner’s very own design. The deadline to enter the commemorative coin design contest is Friday, March 29.

The 2012 coin theme was Vitality City, or the Blue Zones Project. Past coins have commemorated world information in 2010 and the 2011 Wyland Wall 31 20th anniversary.