Third annual design competition to be held at Atlanta Jewelry Show

The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association and the Savannah College of Art and Design will host its third annual Student Design Competition during the Atlanta Jewelry Show, Feb. 25-27.

The 2006 competition challenges students and alumni from SCAD’s Metals and Jewelry Program to design a commercial piece of jewelry that embodies the theme, “The Science of Innovation.” The competition will culminate with an awards presentation led by special guest judge and master goldsmith Alan Revere, founder and director of Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, on Feb 26 in the Point of View designer gallery at the show.

The competition is open to current matriculating students and alumni. Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts. Pieces will be evaluated on the basis of overall design, marketability, wearability, and craftsmanship. Best of Show as well as first, second and third place prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Gold and Platinum – Using either or both precious metals as the primary medium, the work can be cast fabricated, forged, or assembled using any combination of techniques.

Silver – Using the precious metal as the primary medium, the work can be cast fabricated, forged, or assembled using any combination of techniques.

Alternative Materials and Methods – The work may incorporate alternative materials, such as plastics, corian, wood, obone, mokume gene.

High-tech Design – The pieces submitted in this category must be designed using the 3-D modeling software Rhinoceros and realized through the use of CAM and RP processes. Additional processes may support assembly and finishing. The project must include a digital file.

For more information on the design competition, contact SJTA at 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434.