Semi-finalist and Final winners will be determined by the judging panel

appointed by GCC. The panel will determine the three Semi-Finalists from all Phase 1 entries based on compliance with the guidelines of the competition and these important characteristics:


  • The theme/concept successfully honors something that is “uniquely Gloucester” 

  • Design element(s) that are most appropriate for high relief (not ultra-high relief)

  • Overall quality and creativity in interpreting the subject matter for a medal

  • Appropriate use of symbolism

  • Clarity of idea and communication

  • Appropriate level of detail for the scale and material of the high-relief medal

  • Good design sense, composition, and balance of space

  • Effective incorporation of required text

  • The lettering “Gloucester,” “400”

  • The dates “1623 – 2023”


Gloucester Celebration Corporation. (GCC), is the organizer of the Gloucester Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Celebration. Learn More.

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