Famous Medals Minted by Medallic Art

Medallic Art is a world-leader in producing the world’s most distinguished awards medals, including:

The Shaw Prize

the shaw prize

The Shaw Prize is an international award to honor individuals, regardless of race, nationality, gender and religious belief, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity's spiritual civilization. Preference is given to individuals whose significant work was recently achieved and who are currently active in their respective fields and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.

The Shaw Prize consists of three annual awards: the Prize in Astronomy, the Prize in Life Science and Medicine, and the Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Each prize carries a monetary award of one million two hundred thousand US dollars.

The obverse of the medal bears a portrait of Run Run Shaw and the English and traditional Chinese name of the prize. The reverse bears the year, category, name of the winner and a Chinese quotation of philosopher Xun Zi, which translates into ‘Grasp the law of nature and make use of it’. The medal is 66 mm, 24K Gold Plated 18K Gold.

The National Medal of Science

national medal of science

The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

The National Medal of Science depicts Man, surrounded by earth, sea, and sky, contemplating and attempting to understand Nature. The crystal in his hand represents the Universal Order, and also suggests the basic unit of living things. The formula being outlined in the sand symbolizes scientific abstraction.

The National Medal of Science was established August 25, 1959, by an act of the Congress of the United States. President John F. Kennedy awarded the first medal on February 18, 1963, for the year 1962. The award went to Theodore von Karman for his work at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Although provision is made for 20 recipients per year, typically approximately 12 to 15 accomplished scientists and engineers receive this distinction. Individuals are nominated by their peers, each nomination requiring three letters of support from individuals in science and technology. Final selection is made by the Committee of the National Medal of Science, a board composed of twelve scientists, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the President of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University Award

alfred i. dupont - columbia university award

The Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University Award Honors the best in broadcast, documentary and online reporting for 75 years.

The duPont - Columbia Awards uphold the highest standards in journalism by honoring winners annually, informing the public about those journalists' contributions and supporting journalism education and innovation, thereby cultivating a collective spirit for the profession.

Every year about a dozen news stories and films are honored by the duPont-Columbia University Awards for the strength of their reporting, storytelling and impact in the public interest. The winning pieces are selected by the duPont jury from hundreds of entries vetted by a board of screeners. The awards are presented at Columbia University’s Low Library in a ceremony hosted by some of the country’s leading broadcast journalists. The evening features highlights of the award-winning reporting.

The Maria Moors Cabot Prize - Columbia University Award

maria moors cabot prize

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes are the oldest international awards in journalism and were founded in 1938. The prizes recognize journalists and news organizations with a distinguished body of work that has contributed to Inter¬-American understanding and honoring reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Cabot Prizes Board looks for exceptional and courageous reporting that impacts society and evidence of commitment to important stories over the course of a long and distinguished career. They are particularly interested in journalists and news organizations that have made a sustained contribution to Inter¬-American understanding through their coverage of the Americas. The board also seeks nominations for journalists who have taken active roles in upholding freedom of the press in the Americas. Although awards have been given to publishers and other managers, the board is especially interested in honoring individual journalists.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

caldecott award medal

In the United States, receiving the Randolph Caldecott Medal is the highest honor an artist can achieve for children’s book illustration. Established in 1937, this medal is given to the artist who has created the most distinguished picture book of the previous year. It accompanies the prestigious Newbery Medal which is awarded for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded by the American Library Association and was named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott. Caldecott’s illustrations for children were unique to their time in both their humor and in their ability to create a sense of movement, vitality, and action that complemented the stories they accompanied.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal itself captures that vitality. Rene’ Paul Chambellan designed the medal in 1937, inspired by one of Caldecott’s illustrations for “The Diverting Story of John Gilpin,” showing John Gilpin astride a runaway horse, scattering squawking geese, chased by yelping dogs, and waved at by startled onlookers.

Significantly, the recipient of the Randolph Caldecott Medal is memorialized on the reverse of the medal with engraved name and date of award.

The Pulitzer Prize Medal

pulitzer prize medal

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. medal awarded for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. Above all, the Pulitzer Prize is an award medal of Distinction.

Pulitzer Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one different categories, recipients having specifically displayed meritorious Distinction in their field of excellence.

In twenty of these categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The Public Service category winner is awarded a gold medal, which always goes to a newspaper.

The Pulitzer Prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher. Pulitzer founded the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and bought the New York World; and upon his death in 1911, he left money to Columbia University in New York City, which administers the prize. The first Pulitzer Prize was granted in 1917, and continues today as one of the most coveted awards in the world.

Famous recipients of the Pulitzer Prize include President John F. Kennedy, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Notable winners of more than one Pulitzer Prize include David McCullough, Robert Frost, Eugene O’Neil, Edward Albee, Norman Mailer, William Faulkner, and John Updike.

The George Foster Peabody Award Medal

peabody award medal

The George Foster Peabody Awards medals recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals, and the world wide web. The awards program was named for George Foster Peabody, a native Georgian, industrialist, financier and major benefactor of the University of Georgia, which administers the awards medals.

The Peabody Awards honor distinction and achievement within the fields of broadcast journalism, documentary film making, educational and children’s programming, and entertainment. The first medals were awarded in 1941 for radio programs from the previous year, they are one of the oldest honors in electronic media. Television programs first received awards in 1948. Cable television was first recognized in 1981.

Each year, from more than one thousand entries, the Peabody Board selects by unanimous vote the most outstanding works. Though there is no set number of medals awarded, no more than 36 medals have ever been presented in a single year.

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