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  • Contest Awards Processing Status

    ARRL Contest Awards Status - Updated April 11, 2024.


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

    Certificates are now available for download on the new ARRL Contests Portal at Click  the "Certificates" tab on the top navigation bar, and then enter the callsign of the certificates you wish to download.  A list of all available certificates, with both high resolution PDF files (suitable for printing and framing), as well as smaller JPG files suitable for websites or social media usage will be displayed.

    Processed (shipped):


    2023 - RTTY Roundup  Plaques (Shipped Jan, 2024)

    2022 - Sweepstakes CW/SSB Contest Plaques (Shipped Dec, 2023)

    2023-  ARRL DX CW/Phone Contest Plaques (Shipped Mar, 2024)

    2022 - June VHF Contest Plaques (Shipped May, 2023)  2023 plaques shipping soon!









  • 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
    • International Digital Contest


    • 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 $95.00, 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 Manager 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 $95.00 (for all 2024 and later contests), which includes all shipping and handling costs to the winner. 

    Email if you or your organazation are interested in sponsoring plaques.

    Send your $95 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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