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The Sunburst Award Design: Origin and Evolution


Origin of the Sunburst Award Design

Curious about how the Sunburst Award design came to be? Well, it started with a leaf from Marcel Gagné's maple tree.

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Evolution of the Sunburst Award Design

The first Sunburst Award design, pictured below, was used for the 2001 award only.

Medallions bearing the second Sunburst Award design were presented to the winners from 2002 to 2006.

The third Sunburst Award design was presented from 2007 on.

The fourth Sunburst Award design is the one currently in use. This medallion will be presented from 2012 on.