AGTA Spectrum Awards entry deadline is approaching

The AGTA Spectrum Awards competition, which includes the Cutting Edge Awards, Manufacturing Honors and Platinum Honors, is one of the industry’s most-esteemed honors. Fashion editors, stylists, and leading retailers rely on the AGTA Spectrum Awards for the latest color combinations and styles that will drive trends for the year to come. The deadline to enter is rapidly approaching.

Entering the AGTA Spectrum Awards has numerous benefits. Among them:

* Entries are viewed by the nation’s top fashion/accessory editors, stylists, producers, and costume designers at an event held in conjunction with the competition.

* Photographs and information for AGTA Spectrum Award winners are featured in January and February issues of leading trade publications. Additionally, the AGTA submits cover shots featuring winning jewelry. Covers are traditionally picked up by five to six trade publications each year.

* Leading consumer magazines feature pieces from the AGTA Spectrum collection that are displayed at the New York event.

* Winning pieces are displayed at AGTA GemFair Tucson and JCK Show ~ Las Vegas, providing exposure to tens of thousands of potential customers.

Entries must be received by Sept. 20. The Spectrum Awards competition is open to all individuals living in North America. You do not have to be a member of the AGTA to enter. Any piece produced after October 2003, and not previously entered into an AGTA competition may be entered. Entries must be finished pieces; no drawings will be accepted. Discounted entry fees are available for multiple entries.

For detailed instructions and entry information, go to the AGTA Web site: www.agta.org. Entry forms are available by emailing spectrum@agta,org, or by calling the AGTA at 800-972-1162.