The fourth annual Bench Jewelers Passion Award Design Competition will be held in conjunction with the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo, April 24 – 27 in Los Angeles. The competition is open to all professional bench jewelry artists and designers actively involved in the design and production of jewelry. The design contest consists of two divisions: finished jewelry and CAD renderings.
All jewelry submitted for the Finished Jewelry Division must be original, and designed and made by the jeweler entering the contest. No trade shops or other jewelers can work on the piece of jewelry. The division categories are: Men’s Jewelry, Ladies Rings, Ladies Jewelry other than rings, Laser Fabricated Jewelry, and Design Team jewelry.
All renderings in the CAD Rendering Division must be original and created by the jeweler entering the contest using 3D computer software. The jewelry rendered must be able to be made by a jeweler using reasonable skills. Division categories are: Men’s Jewelry, Ladies Rings, and Ladies Jewelry other than rings.
Jewelers may enter both divisions and may enter one piece per category in up to three categories in each Division. Photographs of the finished jewelry or CAD renderings must be submitted over the Internet with a completed entry form. Entry fees must be paid with a credit card at time of entry. To submit entries log onto www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest
First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners will receive a trophy, cash award, and trade publication exposure. Winners will be announced April 25 during the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo. Jewelers entering the contest are encouraged to attend the event, however, attendance isn’t necessary to enter the contest or win an award. In addition, a Jewelers Choice Award will be presented April 27. Jewelers attending the Bench Jewelers Conference and Expo will select the Jewelers Choice recipient from among the Passion Award winners.
Deadline for submissions is March 15. Contest chairman is Mark Grosser. For details, contest rules, and to enter the competition log onto www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest.
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