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Banknote Design Competition

The Bank of Mauritius is launching a Banknote Design Competition as part of a series of activities to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. The objective of the Competition is to invite the general public to propose designs that may be used for the eighth issue of banknotes.


Theme of the Competition

The Theme of the Competition is “Banknotes- Mirrors of our Motherland”.


Conditions of Participation

Participation is open to individuals of Mauritian nationality only.


Jury Panel

A Jury Panel, comprising local artists with broad experience in specific fields of visual art, will select the five best designs. The results of the Jury Panel will be final and irrevocable.



A sum of Rs30,000 will be awarded to the winner of the best design. Four other prizes of Rs25,000, Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 will also be awarded to participants whose designs have been chosen by the Jury Panel in order of merit.


Participation Procedures

Any individual interested to take part in the competition is requested to download copies of the Participation Form and the Participation Brochure, containing the terms and conditions of the competition, which will be posted as from 25 September 2007 on the Bank’s website at http://


Hard copies of the Participation Form and the Participation Brochure will be available at the Bank’s counter as from Tuesday 25 September and Friday 28 September 2007, respectively.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 17 00 hrs on Wednesday 31 October 2007


Bank of Mauritius
25 September 2007