Scott Kay, FIT to Host Design Contest

Jewelry design students are invited to create bridal jewelry inspired by Scott Kay

Scott Kay and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have partnered to sponsor a contest for second-year FIT jewelry design students.

Students will be tasked with designing a three-piece set of bridal jewelry that builds upon Scott Kay’s original design codes and will be judged by overall design, originality, creativity, production viability, and the usage of the design codes.

Judges will include executives from Scott Kay, a retail partner, and members of the media. The winner be announced at a dinner for five finalists in January 2017 and will receive $3,000; a trip to JCK Las Vegas; and have his or her winning designs displayed at the show. The winner will also be eligible to have his or her designs produced by Scott Kay.

“The design contest will allow FIT students to experience the realities of the jewelry industry, providing them a firsthand look into the total design process from first sketch to final conception,” said Kelly Kahn, director of brand management at Scott Kay, in a statement. “We hope students will be inspired by the artistry of Scott Kay and that the contest will encourage them to continue exploring their studies in jewelry design.”