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Custom Challenge Coins For Student Competitions

June 14th, 2011

Custom challenge coins are great in academic settings because they encourage teamwork and critical thinking.  Students from all around the country participate in different events that demonstrate their skills and understanding about the world they live in.  These competitions allow them to share their knowledge and meet students from other states.

Coins created for these competitions give students something to strive for.  Whenever they complete a challenge and are deemed the winner of the event, they collect a coin.  These coins can be traded with their friends or displayed in their homes.  The students that earned the most challenge coins receive prizes.  These items can include college scholarships, new computers, and even gift certificates to their favorite stores and restaurants.

The length of the competition will often dictate how long students can trade challenge coins.  For example, if an event lasts all day, competitors may want to trade after the competition is over.  This allows them to have a better selection of coins to choose from.

Like trading pins, the more attractive and unusual a challenge coin, the better.  The ones that are an unusual size or shape are traded first.  That’s because they are visually appealing.  Students that want to take something other than memories home with them after an event can do so by earning and trading coins.  This is an accomplishment in and of itself because the only way to have coins to trade is by winning different events.

If your school is sponsoring an academic event, consider using custom challenge coins to reward students.  Not only are they durable and attractive, they contain details about the competition which make them relevant and timely.