Gloucester Celebration Corporation. (GCC), the organizer
of the Gloucester, Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Celebration is now accepting entries in its international commemorative medal design competition. The purpose of this competition is to identify and select a creative, artistic, and beautiful design for the commemorative medal that will mark this auspicious occasion and become a lasting reminder of Gloucester’s quadricentennial and city-wide celebration.


Send us your thoughts and ideas

via email: gloucester400@gmail.com.


Rather send us a note?

Send it to Gloucester 400,

P.O. Box 603, Gloucester MA 01930.

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© 2023 Gloucester Celebration, Inc. 

  1. Works  (Phase 1  designs AND Phase 2 plaster models)  submitted to GCC will not be returned to the entrant.
    All Entries shall become the property of GCC and will be available to the public including, without limitation,
    posting them online.

  2.  Entrants are responsible for sending works to the designated address at their own expense when requested.
    GCC is a not responsible for any damages or losses during shipping of the works.

  3.  The copyright to submitted works shall belong to GCC upon entry. After the prizewinning works have been selected, however, the copyright to submitted works OTHER THAN the prizewinning works shall belong to respective entrants.

  4.  Entrants shall permit GCC to exhibit, present, and otherwise use submitted works for publicity purposes.

  5. The copyright to the prizewinning works shall belong to GCC. GCC may utilize designs and/or plaster models
    of the prizewinning works for the following purposes:

    • Production and sales of medals

    • Posting on the GCC online sites and in brochures about Gloucester’s 400.

    • Any other business of GCC.

  6. In the event that a dispute with a third person occurs concerning copyright or any other rights in regard
    to the submitted works, the entrants shall bear responsibility for such disputes and shall resolve them themselves.

  7. The prizewinning works may be revised if GCC uses them for medal designs.

  8.  Prizewinners shall submit photographic portraits and personal resumes at the request of GCC,
    which has the right to utilize them for the purposes described in the above 5.

  9. GCC cannot accept any inquiries concerning the results of the competition.

  10. If non-compliance of any of the prizewinning works with the entry rules is discovered, the prize
    may be withdrawn.

  11. GCC is not responsible for any expenses incurred in the production and delivery of the entries.

See Full Rules Here