The U.S. Mint Is inviting designers to participate in a competition to design a commemorative silver dollar.
We share this information with reservation. On the one hand, members have frequently encouraged AIGA to advocate opening up the opportunities for professionals to design currency and coinage. On the other hand, this is a spec competition. Typically, AIGA makes a strong case against spec work competitions and actually prevails in many cases, including once one that was a partnership between the White House and NEA.
Usually we are successful when we get the regulations or procedures changed with staff in a government agency. In this case, the process is documented in law and while interest in a commemorative coin can launch legislation, a profession’s concern over the design selection process quite certainly is not going to drive Congress to change the law.
So, while AIGA’s position on spec work does not change, we are sharing this announcement as information.
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As fellow professionals, we want you to know that we welcome and encourage our membership to be involved with how AIGA Baltimore is run just as much as any board member. As with many professional groups, we are regulated by our chapter bylaws, a formal document that dictates how we govern ourselves. It is a common practice for non-profits to revise their bylaws to be able to reflect the changing landscape and realities of our expanding and dynamic organization. Review our chapter's updated bylaws.
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