[CQ-Contest] Future of Paper Certificates

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Mon Aug 31 14:33:01 EDT 2015

There are places on the internet where you could send the certificate 
file and have them laser etch it on glass or granite tile for relatively 
little cost compared to a traditional plaque. Google for some really 
beautiful examples.  Might be interesting to do for a significant award, 
and makes more sense to me than paying CQ to do something they really 
don't want to do.

Dave   AB7E

> From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> AB2E Darrell
> Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:03 PM
> To: ve4xt at mymts.net
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Future of Paper Certificates
> I think Kelly has a very good point here about maintaining certificates for
> the first-time winners. In my early contesting years, it was really great to
> get a certificate for something in the mail (still is, actually).
> Otherwise, the ability to download and print your own is a nice feature.
> This works especially great for any multi operation (all the ops can just go
> in the database and download their certificate).
> I don't mind if CQ saves some postage in the process.
> You could either charge the others to still receive one as suggested, or
> just do away with them. The premium certificate is a nice idea too. I would
> be willing to pay for a "premium" certificate.
> 73 Darrell AB2E

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