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  • Contest Awards Processing Status

    ARRL Contest Awards Status - Updated November 21, 2017


    Processed (mailed / shipped):

    2016 - Sweepstakes CW and Phone Contests - Certificates and Plaques

    2016 - 10 Meter Contest Certificates

    2016 - 160 Meter Contest Certificates

    2016 - EME Contest Certificates

    2016 - IARU Contest (DX Certs sent to IARU Societies for co-sign and distribution / W-VE Certs Mailed)

    2016 - September VHF Contest Certificates

    2016 - 10 GHz Contest Certificates

    2016 - June VHF Contest Certificates

    2016 - Sweepstakes Mugs and Pins

    2016 - RTTY Roundup Certificates

    2015 - 10 Meter Contest Certificates

    2015 - 160 Meter Contest Certificates

    Club Competition Gavels - 2015 September VHF through 2016 ARRL DX (shipped November 2016)

    2015 - Sweepstakes Pins (mailed March 2016), Certificates and Plaques (mailed/shipped September/October 2016)

    2015 - EME Contest Certificates (mailed September 2016)

    2015 - 10 GHz and Up Contest Certificates (mailed August 2016)

    2015 - September VHF Certificates (Mailed August 2016)

    2015 - August UHF Contest Certificates (mailed August 2016) 

    2015 - July - IARU HF Championship Certificates (mailed June 2016)

    2015 - June VHF Contest Certificates (mailed May 2016) and Plaques (shipped August 2016)

    2015 - March - ARRL DX Contest Pins (mailed April/May 2016), Certificates (mailed February 2016) and Plaques (shipped August 2016)

    2015 - January VHF Certificates (mailed January 2016)

    2015 - RTTY Roundup Certificates (mailed January 2016)


    Being Processed:

    2017 - RTTY Roundup Contest Certificates and Plaques

    2017 - January VHF Contest Certificates


  • General Information on Plaques

    We are pleased to announce that Icom has agreed to sponsor any November Sweepstakes plaques that are not sponsored by other individuals or organizations... THANKS ICOM!!! Icom_CWOpenSponsorship.gif

    Plaques are awarded in the following ARRL Events:


    • November Sweepstakes CW
    • November Sweepstakes Phone
    • RTTY Roundup
    • International DX Contest CW
    • International DX Contest Phone


    • June VHF QSO Party

    Plaques are awarded only if the plaque is sponsored. A list of sponsored plaques is included in the contest write-up in QST and in the Online Contest Results. Unsponsored plaques may be purchased by the winner.


    Plaques are currently priced at $75.00, which includes all shipping and handling costs to the winner.


    Sponsored plaques are typically available for the overall winner in each category defined by the rules. In addition, sponsored plaques are generally available for the winner of each category in each ARRL Division.


    In all contests offering plaques, groups or individuals may sponsor special interest plaques. Some examples of special interest plaques are:


    • High Score PSK31 -- RTTY Roundup
    • First Call Area High Score -- DX Contest
    • Continental Winners -- DX Contest
    • Caribbean Multi-Two -- DX Contest

    If you are interested in sponsoring a special interest plaque, please contact the ARRL Contest Branch at or 860-594-0232.

  • Available Plaques To Sponsor

    There are numerous contest plaques that go unsponsored each year. If you or your club is interested in sponsoring a plaque, please contact the ARRL Contest Branch at


    As of 30 December 2016, see the below links for a PDF Summary of Plaques Sponsored and/or Available:


    2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes

    2017 ARRL RTTY Roundup

    2017 ARRL International DX Contest

    2017 ARRL June VHF Contest


     Plaques are currently priced at $75.00, which includes all shipping and handling costs to the winner. 


    Send your $75 fee (US Funds) payment by check (make payable to "ARRL") and mail to:  ARRL - Contest Plaques, 225 Main St, Newington CT 06111 USA


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