Empowering youth through art - BC RCMP challenge coin contest

Surrey, Community Policing Services

2021-10-13 11:00 PDT

The BC RCMP Community Policing Services and the Surrey RCMP Youth Team, are challenging talented students across BC to design the BC RCMP Youth Officer Challenge Coin.

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A challenge coin is a small metal coin that can fit in the palm of your hand. It has a unique design specific to the organization it represents. With a long standing tradition in military history, the challenge coin has, over time, expanded to first responders and civilians. Provided often to signify appreciation and recognition for outstanding work, the challenge coin represents a camaraderie between the people that receive them.

Through this contest, youth 14-18 years of age will be empowered to create a coin that symbolizes the community they live in and the positive connection between the RCMP and youth in BC.

The four winning designs will be selected for the creation of challenge coins specific to each RCMP District: Island, Lower Mainland, Southeast, and North. The set of newly created BC RCMP Youth Officer Challenge Coins will provide BC RCMP Youth Officers with the opportunity to continue to connect and build positive relationships with youth and to recognize the work of outstanding youth in the community.

We are excited to have a coin created that truly represents youth in BC. When initially discussing the idea to create a BC RCMP Youth Officer Challenge Coin, it just made sense for us to connect with youth directly. We are continually amazed by the talent and drive that youth in BC have and we look forward to seeing what designs they create, said Cpl. Jacob Cheung from the Surrey Youth Team.

Deadline to enter is November 15, 2021 and the winners will the announced on December 5, 2021.

Youth aged 14-18 can scan the QR code attached in this poster or click here for full contest details.

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BC RCMP Communications

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