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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Semi-finalist and Final winners will be determined by the judging panel

appointed by GCI. The panel will determine the three Semi-Finalists from all Phase 1 entries based on compliance with the guidelines of the competition and these important characteristics:


  • The theme/concept successfully honors something that is “uniquely Gloucester” 

  • Design element(s) that are most appropriate for high relief (not ultra-high relief)

  • Overall quality and creativity in interpreting the subject matter for a medal

  • Appropriate use of symbolism

  • Clarity of idea and communication

  • Appropriate level of detail for the scale and material of the high-relief medal

  • Good design sense, composition, and balance of space

  • Effective incorporation of required text

  • The lettering “Gloucester,” “400”

  • The dates “1623 – 2023”