RCMP Challenge Coin Design Contest


2021-10-05 10:16 PDT

Empowering Youth Through Art

Challenge coin

BC RCMP Youth Officers are reaching out to talented students across BC to design the image for the newly created BC RCMP Youth Officer Challenge Coin.

What is a Challenge Coin?

The tradition of the challenge coin originated during WWI. It came to be when American volunteers joined newly formed flying squadrons. A lieutenant developed a bronze coin to give to each of the members of his unit, one of whom decided to keep it in a leather pouch around his neck and he used it to identify himself as belonging to the unit and the country. This tradition has carried on around the world with many elite groups adopting it as a means of proving fellowship and loyalty to their unit. Challenge coins today have also been given to civilians who have impacted the community in a positive way.

What to Consider

Contest Rules


Winners will have their design used in the creation of the RCMP Youth Officer Challenge Coin. Winners will also receive their own Challenge Coin with their winning design.

How to Submit Entries

  1. Entries must be received by November 15, 2021. Entries should be emailed only to: E_Youth@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

  2. Subject line: 2021 Challenge Coin Contest

  3. Provide your full name and phone number with entry

  4. Attach a clear color PDF or high quality JPEG image in which the full deign is visible

* Always get your parent's or guardian's permission before submitting personal information such as your address, phone number or the name of school you attend to any website.  


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