Winner Named for New NV 150 Medallion

By: Pat Thomas/News Release Email
By: Pat Thomas/News Release Email

UPDATE: The NV150 committee has named Danielle M. of Reno the winner. Her design will be unveiled at a ceremony September 3.

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CARSON CITY, NV - In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial commemorative medallion. This medallion, the final in the series of four being produced throughout the year, will feature the winning design voted on by Nevadans. Voting on Nevada150.org (link on the right) begins Wednesday, July 23, which marks 100 days until Nevada Day, and ends Thursday, August 7, 2014.

“I am so excited to announce that all Nevadans will have the chance to vote for the design of the fourth and final medallion for Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. This will truly be the people’s choice,” said Lieutenant Governor and Nevada 150 Chairman Brian Krolicki. “One of the best parts of this year-long birthday celebration has been the engagement and enthusiasm by Nevadans from all corners of the state and the opportunity to highlight the diverse and rich heritage we enjoy.”

Participants will have four choices that feature a broad range of images and topics that represent the State: Hoover Dam – Then and Now; Lake Tahoe; Discover Both Sides of Nevada; and the Great Basin National Park. As with the first three medallions, the Nevada 150 logo will be on the reverse side.

Voting will be available online through the Nevada150.org homepage; local libraries will also offer access to voting online, and participants can pick up ballots in person at county treasurers' offices throughout the state. All ballots that are mailed must arrive at the Lieutenant Governor’s office by Thursday, August 7 and can be sent to 101 N. Carson Street, Suite 2, Carson City, NV 89701, faxed to (775) 684-7110 or emailed to lafrederick@ltgov.nv.gov with Medallion in the subject line. The winning design will be announced at the minting ceremony in Carson City, September 3, 2014.

When participants vote they can also be entered into a drawing to win a silver medallion of the winning design. The winner of the drawing will be invited to mint their medallion at the minting ceremony in Carson City.

Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration. The third medallion, which was chosen by Nevada students, is on sale until August 26 at 5:00 p.m.


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