Call for New Talent

Know any talented new designers looking to make a splash? Here’s a good place for them to start: The American Jewelry Design Council New Talent Contest. The AJDC (prominent designers whose mission is to promote the art of jewelry) is accepting applications for next year’s competition. The winner is awarded a booth in the New Designer Gallery at the July Jewelers of America Show in New York and professional support from AJDC memebers. The competition has successfully launched the careers of many of its past winners.
Applicants must be a designer/owner of a jewelry manufacturing business, produce in the United States and have never exhibited at a JA Show. Selection is based on originality, craftsmanship, innovation, marketability and cohesiveness. The names of all finalists are submitted to the JA selection committee for consideration as a candidate for the New Designer Gallery. Winner and finalists are honored at an awards ceremony during the show. 
Deadline for submission is January 15, 2008. Click here for more information and to download an application.
Good luck!