Medallion Design for Returned Services League Australia (RSL)
How’s this for the Remembrance Day Project: Designing the RSL Commemorative Medallion for the centenary of the World War 1 Armistice was a very special and emotional experience. I felt a great responsibility to honour those 103,000 people who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and way of life, along with around 900,000 in total who have served abroad in wartime. So, out there are about a million stories – of courage, duty, and sacrifice. As part of our medallion design commission, I’d like to honour those people in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2019. Here’s how.
I have ONE of these special medallions to give away, so I’m launching a Remembrance Project, and you’re invited to participate. Please write in to nominate a person (yourself, a family member or friend) who has served in one of the Australian forces overseas. Explain, in 4 or 5 sentences, why you’re nominating this person, and why they merit this medallion. Choosing the most deserving story will be too difficult for me alone, so I’m allowing you, our Facebook followers and guests, to be the judges. The nomination that receives the most ‘likes’ will receive my gift of this RSL Commemorative Medallion.
Our Medallion Project will close on April 22, and we will announce the result on Anzac Day. So start writing! I’m looking forward to reading all these special stories! Daniel
Recently completed project for the RSL and some kind words from the president. “Daniel Sim designed the RSL Commemorative Medallion, celebrating the signing of the armistice which brought World War One to an end. We were impressed with their level of involvement in the process, their need to understand the requirement and their attention to detail. Their advice was invaluable. Of course, the proof is in the pudding as they say. Copies of this medallion now reside in Buckingham Palace, the Governor General’s residence and one has been placed in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. Thank you Daniel Sim Design.” H. Polson