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Keeping Medals

Post by jaspattack » June 10th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Title says it all: How do you guys keep and/or display medals? For competitors that compete in 4 events at a high level for multiple years, the amount of medals you have can rack up pretty quickly and I'm curious as to how you guys store them or show them off. I brought home 6 medals this past season, and am running out of creative ways to avoid putting them all in one place, so I'm searching for a storage solution myself. A lot of stuff I've found online relates to military medals or marathon medals, and only a small percentage of that is applicable to SciOly medals, so I thought I would ask people who likely have the same problem I do.
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Post by builderguy135 » June 10th, 2019, 3:27 pm

jaspattack wrote:Title says it all: How do you guys keep and/or display medals? For competitors that compete in 4 events at a high level for multiple years, the amount of medals you have can rack up pretty quickly and I'm curious as to how you guys store them or show them off. I brought home 6 medals this past season, and am running out of creative ways to avoid putting them all in one place, so I'm searching for a storage solution myself. A lot of stuff I've found online relates to military medals or marathon medals, and only a small percentage of that is applicable to SciOly medals, so I thought I would ask people who likely have the same problem I do.
I store them on a shelf in my bedroom, stacked by competition (regs, states, nats, invy1, invy2, etc.) and line them up with all the ribbon parts of the medal thrown in the back lol
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Post by CookiePie1 » June 10th, 2019, 3:33 pm

I leave them on my dresser in no particular order, on top of my old thermo device lol
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Post by linzhiyan » June 10th, 2019, 3:37 pm

I have a box where I throw all of my medals and ribbons lol
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Re: Keeping Medals

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 10th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Put them all on a shelf

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Post by TheCrazyChemist » June 10th, 2019, 3:46 pm

I don't have very many medals from scioly, so I just hang them on my wall. I would say that you should display the medals you're most proud of, and keep the other ones in a box or several in an organized fashion if you still care about them. But honestly, you should utilize your display space how you like it.

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Post by ericlepanda » June 10th, 2019, 3:58 pm

I've been tossing invy medals into a drawer for the past few years. My state medals are on a shelf on top of my dresser next to several pins and other goodies from scioly, and my nats medals hang on a nail on the wall. One of my nats medals from two years ago (6th place I think) has developed tarnish marks that look like handprints, so it might be a good idea to clean off residual oils from handling before any long period of storage.
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Post by sciolyperson1 » June 10th, 2019, 4:16 pm

On a shelf in order, states medals stacked, regs stacked, nats medals stacked, invies stacked by competition, i end up cutting up my ribbons or throwing them out lol
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Re: Keeping Medals

Post by dxu46 » June 10th, 2019, 4:23 pm

I don't have that many medals, so keeping them is easy: I take a little plastic baggie and write all my placements on it from the season (not hard considering the amount of competitions we go to), stack all of my medals from a single competition, wrap in with the lanyards on the medals, doing that for each competition, and I throw everything inside the bag. Then, I throw every bag into a drawer.

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Re: Keeping Medals

Post by Unome » June 10th, 2019, 5:01 pm

I have them all in a box. That said, I have over a hundred so display would be impractical anyway.
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