MJSA Announces 2011 Vision Awards Design Competition

The 20th Annual MJSA Vision Awards Competition is now open
to receive entries.  The awards
celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design. 

For 2011, a new category has been added, Custom Design
Distinction. Sponsored by Gemvision Corp., the new award will recognize a
custom design that met a specific client’s request and overcame any challenges
encountered during the design process. 

The Custom Design Distinction award joins the six existing
categories: Design Excellence; Visionary Technical Solution; Laser Distinction,
sponsored by LaserStar Technologies Corp.; Gold Distinction, sponsored by
Hoover & Strong; and Future of the Industry awards for students, sponsored
by the MJSA Education Foundation.

Prizes include gift certificates of up to $500 (courtesy of
Rio Grande), cash awards, book libraries, and, for student winners,
scholarships of up to $1,000.  In
addition, the winning entries will be on display for buyers and exhibitors
during the annual MJSA Expo New York, which will be held March 13-15, 2011, at
the Hilton New York. An awards ceremony during the show honors the winners with
trophies. 

For more information about the categories, or to download an entry form,
go to the Career Center at mjsa.org.