The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA), a non-profit association of central banks, finance ministries, mints and suppliers dedicated to linking central banks and industry to give back to the cash community, will present their Excellence in Currency Technical Awards during the opening session of Banknote 2020.
IACA will present awards in 3 categories at this year’s Banknote Conference:
The category for environmental sustainability projects is new for 2020. Given the heightened global attention to environmental issues and the climate crisis, IACA is taking the opportunity to draw attention to significant initiatives in our currency community that contribute to sustainability. The new category will highlight the accomplishments of organizations that have in the recent past implemented projects related to banknote or coin production, services, or distribution that demonstrate:
For all three categories, projects of any issuer of banknotes, central bank or ministry of finance, organisation or individual supplying products, services or systems for banknote production, distribution, processing or management are eligible for nomination in the appropriate category; projects related to coin production or distribution may be nominated in the category for environmental sustainability. Self-nomination by such organisations is allowable and indeed, encouraged.
IACA’s Guidelines for IACA’s Excellence in Currency Awards with details about the awards can be found here.
Nominations in all categories for award in May 2020 must have been launched during the two-year eligibility period from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
Nominations will be accepted until midnight GMT on February 18th, 2020. They must be submitted on IACA’s awards website:
IACA’s Excellence in Currency Awards were launched in 2007, the first awards program to recognize outstanding currency and coin projects. IACA’s Technical Awards, presented in conjunction with Currency News and Banknote 2020, are open to central banks and organizations providing products, systems, or services. The winners will be determined from among the Finalists by a vote of IACA’s members.