The 2013 Redondo Beach City Coin will commemorate the Redondo Landing and the city's waterfront revitalization, and the city is accepting entries now for its annual coin design contest, according to a news release from the city.
The annual contest invites local artists to submit designs for the city's official commemorative coin, which is minted and given to visiting dignitaries and recipients of a special community award.
"Redondo Landing is the gateway to The Pier," according to the city. The Redondo Landing is part of the Resnick leasehold, and was the first part of the pier to undergo revitalization. "Its new facade will remind you of the original Looff Hippodrome, the landmark carousel from the 190s … Accented with new lighting, landscaping, benches and way finding signage, Redondo Landing is the beginning of a new era for The Pier!"
All designs must adhere to the Redondo Landing - Pier Revitalization theme. Entries must be submitted by March 29, 2013.
A panel of judges will select this year's winning design, according to the city. The artist will receive a $100 gift card; special recognition from the mayor, city council and Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce; and a coin bearing his or her design.
The theme of the 2012 coin was Vitality City, now known as the Blue Zones Project. Other coins have commemorated the 20th anniversary of Wyland Wall 31 (2011) and "navigating the world of information" (2010).
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