Creating the new medal
Following general approval of the proposal at our 2018 plenary conference in Warsaw to create a new design of CIVA medal to replace the version we have sourced from FAI for many years, as described in the original proposal and the subsequent explanation here, four options from British designer David Thomson were presented a year later at the Duxford UK plenary. From these the "Inverted" design was almost unanimously voted by delegates as the most favoured solution.
Work to locate a suitable manufacturer began early in 2020 and, after reviewing a range of options, a contract was eventually placed with well-known UK company Medal Studio, whose experience in delivering top-class bespoke medals and trophies for many other world-wide sports is well established.
Although it had been hoped that the first sets of these new medals would be awarded at CIVA championships in 2020, the widespread effects of the coronavirus have unfortunately led to this introduction being delayed. However a stock of these new gold, silver and bronze medals to cover the initial 2-3 years has been created, and we can now look forward to seeing them used at our first aerobatic championships in 2021.