Every day billions of banknotes and coins change hands, enabling transactions and contributing to economic growth. Banknotes and coins are a collective good. They are issued by central banks or monetary authorities, distributed by banks and spent by individuals.
Because it is a common good, the evolution of cash is shaped collectively. Central banks may decide on the design and the denomination mix; commercial banks facilitate the distribution by deploying ATMs and branches; retailers facilitate its acceptance; but it is ultimately the consumer who drives demand.
The purpose of this website is to provide an unbiased source of information and a forum for debate on the future of cash.
This website was launched in April 2016. The original content is based on the white paper "Cash Essentials - Beyond Payments".
Capture cash, the discreet friend that accompanies you everywhere. During your daily errands, weekend getaways or long journeys it acts as token of your freedom. Discreet and never overexposed, cash is not there to be noticed. So imagine subtle compositions, not “bling bling”. Offer playful images that can entertain the viewer. Facing your snapshots, one might even have to guess where your subject is, imagining it at the bottom of a pocket or at the edge of a table. In line with "Where's Waldo", here comes CASH ME IF YOU CAN!
Our jury, composed of photographers Simon Menner and Rémi Noël, will select 3 of the best images. The Top 27 will be exhibited in 2019.
The 3 images that will receive the most online votes will be rewarded the Public Prize.