The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) is now accepting applications for the 2003 edition of its talent contest. An annual event, the competition awards the winner with a booth in the New Designer Gallery during the summer JA New York show.
Applicants must meet three requirements: They must be a designer or owner of a jewelry manufacturing business, manufacture in the United States, and never have exhibited at a JA New York show. Design criteria includes originality, craftsmanship, innovation, marketability, and cohesiveness.
In addition to the booth, the winner will also receive high-profile media attention and professional support from AJDC members.
To receive an application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Alan Revere-AJDC Talent Contest Chairman, 760 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2003.