Medal Design Competition

April 17, 2019

Guernsey 2021 - still time to get your medal designs in!

Entries for the medal design competition for the NatWest International Island Games Guernsey 2021 are rolling in, and there’s still plenty of time to get your ideas in.

Athletes from 24 different Islands will be coming to the Island to participate in 14 sports. Although the Island Games are known as the friendly games, the medals are still vitally important to those participants who win one and will be a lifelong reminder of their achievement.

Amanda Hibbs, Communications and Events Director for the Games, has been impressed with the entries. ‘We’ve had some great designs so far’, said Amanda. ‘I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but the quality and creativity of the entries have exceeded our expectations'.

‘We’ve received quite a mix of entries, and the competition is open to everyone. A few people have said they are worried about drawing their entries, but we can create computer generated versions of the medals to see what they will look like. Also, if people want to work together in a team, we’re happy to receive any joint entries’.


The closing date for entries is 31 May. As well as the honour of seeing their design used for all of the medals during the Games, the overall winner will also receive their own commemorative set of medals and will be given the opportunity to present the winners’
medals at one of the events during the week. All of the shortlisted finalists will receive VIP tickets for the opening ceremony of the Games. The judging panel made up of Island Games athletes will shortlist three designs. A public vote will then be held during August and September to select the overall winning design with the winner being announced in October. Full details are available at

What you need to do to enter:
Please return your designs by 31st May 2019 to or by post to: Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games, Medal Design Competition, La Villiaze, St. Andrew’s, Guernsey, GY6 8YP.

• The Medal must be able to hang on a ribbon around the neck. The 2cm wide ribbon will be supplied separately so you do not need to design this, but you will need to allow for this in your design.
• The medals must represent gold, silver and bronze positions, but any creative ways to represent this are welcome - the medals do not necessarily have to be made from metal.
• Please do not be restrained by the traditional shape of a circular medal; this is your chance to get creative.
• The height of the medal should not exceed 7cm and the width should not exceed 7cm.
• All entries must include the wording “Guernsey 2021 NatWest International Island Games XIX” and the logo of the International Island Games Association on either the front or back of the medal (logo available to download at
• The shortlisted designs will need to be approved by the International Island Games Association (IIGA) Committee and NatWest International. They will both have final approval on the overall winner.
• There is a budget for the production of the medals. Technical advisors will advise on the production of the shortlisted designs, and finalists will be notified of any necessary changes that may need to be made to their design due to manufacturing constraints.

Remember - a simple design often works best.


Find more information here ....