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Request for Proposals issued for the design of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals, ribbon and medal containers

December 13, 2007
by Canadian Architect

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been posted to find an artist or creative team to create the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals, ribbon and medal containers. The closing date is January 30, 2008 at 14:00.

The RFP process is different than a competition in that interested artists do NOT submit medal concepts. Instead, they are asked to submit a proposal that includes their qualifications, portfolio samples and other information as outlined in the RFP available at

A team at Vancouver 2010 will then evaluate the proposals to select the artist(s) who will develop the Olympic and Paralympic medal designs.

Every Olympic and Paralympic medal tells a powerful story of dreams, dedication, hard work and achievement. For the athletes that win them, a medal marks the pinnacle of a life’s work and the support of their communities and countries. For most athletes, a medal also represents dreams that began when they were children.

The medals are iconic symbols of the Games and will represent both the athlete and the story of Canada’s Games in Vancouver and Whistler. Vancouver 2010 are striving to have an historic number of Canadian athletes on the podium in 2010, and hope that the medals they wear will be as beautiful and extraordinary as the efforts they represent. Through the Vancouver 2010 medal design, there is a tremendous opportunity to share the best of Canada’s spirit and creativity.

Remember that at this RFP stage, please do NOT submit any designs, themes or concepts for the Olympic and Paralympic medal designs as part of your submission in response to this RFP, or you will be disqualified.

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