Arguably there has been no greater time of financial uncertainty than today and no greater need for fresh ideas and imaginative insights which help inform, suggest and question our current technological, social and cultural direction. Running since 2009 and created to develop links between the financial industry and creative practitioners from around the world, the Future of Money Design Award challenges Designers and Artists to create a new origin story surrounding a monetary artefact or theory to challenge the way we think about the nature of money. All current or past monetary artefacts can be used as a starting point. For example, gold and silver, coins, paper notes, credit cards, binary code, NFC ( Near Field Communication ), Chip and Pin, Bitcoin, big stone blocks and everything in between. The competition will run in two phases : • Submit an overview of your initial concept. Preferred format is PDF. Maximum 3 pages communicating the concept and examples of previous work ( website or PDF ). • Shortlisted entrants will receive 500 GBP ( approx. 730 USD ) each to develop their idea and produce a short video. The videos and concepts will be presented at Consult Hyperion's Tomorrows Transactions forum , which takes place on the 20th – 21st April 2016 . There is no entry fee . Eligibility Open to everyone worldwide. Prize • First prize: 750 GBP ( approx. 1,095 USD ) • Shortlisted projects: 500 GBP ( approx. 730 USD ) each for project development Moreover, the top three entrants will have the opportunity to present their concepts at the Tomorrows Transaction forum to an audience of financial experts and industry leaders.