The New Medallist scheme is administered by the British Art Medal Society (BAMS), funded by the Belvedere Trust, and supported by the British Museum. The scheme is intended to provide a framework for artists to develop their interest in the medal as a vehicle of artistic expression and broaden the winning artist’s knowledge of the medal and to expand their awareness of the medium’s possibilities.
Elliot won the award on its seventeenth year of existence due to their interest in medals and the quality of their previous medal design ‘What We Leave Behind’.
In winning the award, Elliot received a grant and a place on a medal-making course at the Pforzheim Design University, Germany. Elliot also got to see behind the scenes at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s art medal collection and the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals.