Fourth International Medallic Art Competition for Emerging Artists


Supported by Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Withington, sponsored by New Approach and Medialia Gallery


Competition theme:  HARMONY

Celebrating the hope that the differences among people all over the world can be harmoniously resolved.



  • Artists born after 1985; proof of the age required
  • Entries should not have been previously exhibited, and created between 2023-2024

The prospectus and online application form, please visit


The medals awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will become part the permanent collection of New Approach and will be on continual display at The New Approach Contemporary Medallic Sculpture Collection and Research Center in Jersey City Heights, New Jersey. Purchase awards by collectors will be collected by each sponsors. All accepted work will be exhibited at Medialia Gallery and

1st Prize: Robin and Frederic Withington Award  1,000 USD

2nd Prize: David Simpson Memorial Award : Statements of Concern Sponsored by New Approach  500 USD

3rd Prizes: New Approach Award for Innovative use of Technique/Material Award   350 USD

                   Ann Shaper Pollack Award For American Artist    350 USD

Collector’s purchase awards

Masaharu Kakitsubo Award for Most Imaginative Work 250 USD
Mary N. Lannin Award for Coin Design 250 USD
Roslyn & Scott Miller Award for Excellence in Bas-Relief 250 USD
Ira Rezak Award for Current Political Commentary 250 USD
Donald Scarinci Award for Figurative Subject 250 USD
Stephen Scher Award for Portrait Medal 250 USD

Work Regulations

Maximum of four submissions (obverse + reverse of a single medal counts as two submissions)


  • Single medal: Maximum height x width: 100 x 100 mm; Depth: Less than half the shortest side of the medal
  • Multiple part medals: Maximum of 100 x 100 x 100 mm
  • Coin submission: 50 x 50 x 10 mm


  • Any single material or combination of materials, excluding organic materials
  • Edition: Work should be able to be reproduced in limited edition or in variation.

Submission Deadlines

  • Digital entry submission: by June 30, 2024
  • Jury notification of accepted and awards: by August 31, 2024
  • Submission work received: by October 30, 2024

 Work Exhibition Duration



  • Philip Attwood – President of FIDEM • Former Keeper of Coins and   Medals, British Museum
  • Maria Rosa Figueiredo – Vice President of FIDEM •Former Curator at Gulbenkian Museum at Lisbon, Portugal
  • Gwen Pier – Executive Director, National Sculpture Society, USA
  • Dr. Alan Stahl – Curator of Numismatics at Princeton University • Past USA Delegate of FIDEM
  • Dr. Peter van Alfen – Curatorial Department Head and Director of the Department of the Art of Devastation at American Numismatic Society
  • Mashiko – Founder and Director of New Approach and Medialia Gallery • Past USA FIDEM • Former Master Lecturer at The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, Sculpture Department

The prospectus and online application form:

Award Sponsors