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  • Contest Awards Processing Status

    ARRL Contest Awards Status - Updated February 5, 2019.

    As of July 2018, ARRL contest Award Certificates are available online for download (only) at 


    See also our new Contests Home landing page at


    Processed (ONLINE / shipped):

    Club Competition Gavels - 2017 222 MHz & Up through 2018 222 Mhz & Up (shipped January 2019)

    2018 - Sweepstakes CW Contest - Certificates ONLINE

    2018 - June VHF Contest - Plaques

    2018 - RTTY Roundup - Plaques

    2018 - ARRL DX Contest - Plaques

    2018 - 10 GHz & Up Contest - Certificates ONLINE

    2018 - September VHF Contest - Certificates ONLINE

    2018 - 222 MHz & Up Distance Contest - Certificates ONLINE

    2018 - IARU Contest - Certificates ONLINE

    ------------------------------ ALL CERTIFICATES ARE NOW ONLINE ONLY ---------------------

    2018 - June VHF Contest - Certificates

    2018 - ARRL DX Contest - Certificates

    2018 - RTTY Roundup - Certificates

    2018 - 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 $80.00 (Effective for all 2020 and later contests), 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

    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

    Plaques are currently priced at $80.00 (for all 2020 and later contests), which includes all shipping and handling costs to the winner. 

    Email; to obtain a list of unsponsored plaques

    Send your $80 fee (US Funds) payment by check (make payable to "ARRL") and mail to:  ARRL - Contest Plaques, 225 Main St, Newington CT 06111 USA

    2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup - Unsponsored Plaques 8-Mar-19

    2019 ARRL DX Contest - Unsponsored Plaques 13-Feb-19

    2019 ARRL June VHF Contest - Unsponsored Plaques 13-Feb-19



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