The first award went to the Bank of Thailand for the new 1,000 baht note. This is the fifth and final note to be issued as part of the country’s Series 16, which went into circulation in September 2015.

The colour and size of the note remains the same as its predecessor, but it has been enhanced with security features to facilitate authentication by machine as well as the general public.

These include OVI® gold-to-green and a holographic stripe on the front, and Louisenthal’s magnetic machine-readable RollingStar® Cube thread on the back. The note is printed with intaglio on both sides on Louisenthal’s durable Longlife substrate. The notes also feature tactile marks for the visually-impaired.

The principal design theme of the new series celebrates Thai kings from different periods.