The first TEC Design Contest was in 1993.  The second was in 2006 and it has been an annual event since. All active General, Young Numismatists, Associate, Life & Honorary TEC Members are invited to submit their entries based on the theme chosen. The winner is chosen by the judging panel..  The winner receives 25 elongated cents with their design, a set of a quarter, dime, nickel and cent of their design, one free year of TEC Membership and the chance to be on the judging panel for the following years contest.

1990s  –  2000s  –  2010s  –  2020s

 

1993 

 
Year 1993
Theme Centennial Elongated Coins
Denomination Penny
Designer Bill Manifold
Engraver  
Roller  

1st Runner Up – David Dorchuck

 

 

2006

 
Year 2006
Theme TEC’s 40th Anniversary
Denomination Penny
Designer Benjamin Gastfriend
Engraver Brad Ream
Roller
Brad Ream

1st Runner Up – Melanie Gibson
2nd Runner Up – Douglas Burke 

 

 

2007

 
Year 2007
Theme Elongated Friendship & Collecting Around the World
Denomination Penny
Designer Roseane Drapcat
Engraver Brad Ream
Roller Brad Ream

 

 

 

2008 

Year 2008
Theme Anything, Everything is Possible
Denomination Penny
Designer Scott Mueller
Engraver Jim Kilcyone
Roller Jim Kilcoyne

 

 

 

2009

Year 2009
Theme Life and Times of Lincoln
Denomination Penny
Designer Don Berry
Engraver Tennibac Engraving
Roller Tyler Tyson

 

 

 

2010

 
Year 2010
Theme The Literature of Mark Twain
Denomination Penny 
Designer Paul Conner
Engraver SMS Engraving
Roller Tyler Tyson

1st Runner Up – Danielle Kittridge
2nd Runner Up – Larry Sadler

 

 

2011

Year 2011
Theme Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
Denomination Penny 
Designer Danielle Kitteredge
Engraver SMS Engraving
Roller Tyler Tyson

1st Runner Up – Lisa Whitcomb
2nd Runner Up – Larry Sadler 

 

 

2012

2012DesignA 

Year 2012
Theme The Novels of Charles Dickens: Satire and Social Justice
Denomination Penny
Designer Danielle Kitteredge
Engraver Lee Bowser
Roller Vicky and Lee Bowser

1st Runner Up- Ben Gastfriend
2nd Runner Up – Simcha Kuritsky

 

2013

13Design
Year 2013
Theme Oh, The Places We’ll Go
Denomination Penny
Designer Danielle Kitteredge
Engraver Lee Bowser
Roller Vicky Bowser

 

 

 

2014

2014DesignContest
 
Year 2014
Theme Celebrating Space Exploration and Science Fiction
Denomination Penny
Designer Uni Marbutt
Engraver Lee Bowser
Roller Vicky Bowser

1st Runner Up – Cari Spiares
2nd Runner Up – Jim Clark

Design Contest 2014

 

2015

 
Year 2015
Theme Not All Best Friends are People
Denomination Penny
Designer Paul Conner
Engraver  
Roller  

2015 Design Contest entries
1st Runner Up – Ann Brogley
2nd Runner Up – David Klink

 

2016

 

2016Design

Year 2016
Theme Celebrating Our National Parks
Denomination Penny
Designer Jason Armstrong
Engraver  
Roller Cindy Calhoun

1st Runner Up – Melanie Wheeler

2nd Runner Up- David Klink

2016 Design Contest entries

 

 

2017

 
Year 2017
Theme Full Steam Ahead: Railroad History and Train Adventures
Denomination Penny 
Designer Scott Mueller
Engraver  
Roller Cindy Calhoun

2017 Design Contest entries
1st Runner Up – Lisa Whitcomb
2nd Runner Up – Scott Mueller

 

 

2018

 
 
 
Year 2018
Theme Hidden Treasures
Denomination Penny
Designer Uni Marbutt
Engraver  
Roller Tyler Tyson

2018 Design Contest entries
1st Runner Up – Paul Conner
2nd Runner Up – Tony Montgomery

 

 

2019

 
Year 2019
Theme One Giant Leap For Mankind
Denomination Penny
Designer Paul Conner
Engraver JE Gusmano
Roller Tyler Tyson

2019 Design Contest Entries
1st Runner Up – Alex Mruk
2nd Runner Up – Paul Conner (Second Design)

 

2019 – YN

 
Year 2019
Theme One Giant Leap For Mankind
Denomination Penny
Designer Hayley Russell
Engraver JE Gusmano
Roller Tyler Tyson

2019 Design Contest Entries
1st Runner Up – RJ Serra
2nd Runner Up – Atticus Wood

Note: In 2019, for the first time, TEC hosted 2 design contests. One for regular members and one for Young Numismatists. Hayley won for Young Numismatists.

 

2020

 
Year 2020
Theme A Day at the Zoo
Denomination Penny
Designer Mindy McCracken
Engraver JE Gusmano
Roller Tyler Tyson

2020 Design Contest Entries

1st Runner Up – Tom Gloeckner
2nd Runner Up – Amy Brennan

 

2020 – YN

 
Year 2020
Theme A Day at the Zoo
Denomination Penny
Designer Salvidor Cade
Engraver JE Gusmano
Roller Tyler Tyson

2020 Design Contest Entries
1st Runner Up – Ryan Manley
2nd Runner Up – Lucas Warila

 

 

2021

Year 2021
Theme What I’m Thankful For
Denomination Penny
Designer Dana Beyer
Engraver  
Roller  

2021 Design Contest Entries 

Second Place – Amy Brennan
Third Place – Karen Alarcon

 

2021 – YN

 
Year 2021
Theme What I’m Thankful For
Denomination Penny
Designer Ryan Manley
Engraver  
Roller  

2021 Design Contest Entries 

Second & Third Place (TIE) – Julia Tomasetti, Ryan Manley

 

 

2022 

 
Year 2022
Theme My Dream Vacation
Denomination Penny
Designer Dana Breyer
Engraver  
Roller  

Second Place: Kelsey Kopecky
Third Place: David Klinck

2022 Design Contest Entries

 

2022 – YN

 
Year 2022
Theme My Dream Vacation
Denomination Penny
Designer Jackson Hancock
Engraver  
Roller  

Second Place: Jackson Hancock
Third Place: Gabe Nelson

2022 Design Contest Entries