JCK Events is searching for jewelry designers to participate in the 2008 Design Center at the JCK Show ~ Las Vegas. The Design Center will provide a warm, inviting environment for a small selection of designer owned companies with similar artistic product and marketing missions; as well as offer retail buyers an organized and varied assortment of designer jewelry expertise and products from all facets of the design jewelry world.
To participate in the Design Center companies must complete the 2008 Design Center Application and return it with six digital images and any support materials (press kit, photos, marketing materials, and catalogs). Applications can be found online at www.jckshows.com. The deadline for submission is Oct. 12.
Once all applications have been received they will be reviewed by a jury of industry members, including designers, retailers, and other trade representatives who have experience in evaluating the design of fine jewelry. Overall appearance, originality, and salability are what will be taken into consideration. Following the jury, all available booths will be assigned based on the results of the jury tally. This year’s jury will take place in November 2007 and results will be announced the first week in December. Applicants will be contacted within two weeks following the jury tally.
In addition, the jury will also choose The Rising Stars, which offers several designers the chance to make their debut in the fine jewelry market.
“We encourage all jewelry designers to apply to be part of this very successful showcase within the world’s most important jewelry event, The JCK Show ~ Las Vegas,” said John Tierney, Group Sales Director, JCK Events. “The JCK Events team brings a lot of excitement to the Design Center with a special marketing campaign and the announcement of the Top Retailer Award winners, which attracts the top retailers from around the country to visit The Design Center during the Show.”