Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Design Competition Application

Welcome to the application page for the United States Mint Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Design Competition. To qualify you must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, and you must be willing to accept the Rules.

To be considered for the design competition, you must submit an application containing the following required information and materials in the form below, including:

Name and Contact Information

  • All transactions must be made using your legal name. Be sure to enter your e-mail address (you will be notified via e-mail). Contact information must be valid through May 2020. You must notify us of any changes.

Samples of Work

  • A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 samples of your work as an artist. Please anonymize your work samples by removing or obscuring your name or initials that may appear on the work, including the file name. You may label each image with the title of the work, its materials, and its dimensions. Applicants are encouraged to submit works that display a variety of talent and ability.

If you have questions, please contact us at basketball@usmint.treas.gov.

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Please ensure your email address is correct, errors in your provided email address may result in the inability to contact you for further participation in the competition.

Please ensure that NO identifiable information (e.g., name, artist mark, initials, email address or any other identifying items) is included in any of your image files and filenames. File names may only contain letters, numbers, underscores, and dashes. Spaces, special characters, and multiple dots ‘.’ will prevent both your file from uploading and your application from being submitted. Accepted file types are .gif, .jpg, and .jpeg. Maximum size limit for each individual file is 20 MB.


By checking this box, I certify that I am at least 18 years of age.
By checking this box, I certify that I am a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident.
By checking this box, I certify that I have read and understand the competition rules.

If you do not see a confirmation page after hitting the “Submit“ button, your application has not been successfully submitted.