AJDC Accepting Talent Contest Applications

The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) is accepting applications for its annual Talent Contest.

The AJDC is a group of 30 nationally prominent designers who have banded together to increase awareness of fine design in American jewelry. The winner of the Talent Contest will be awarded a booth in the New Designer Gallery at the July Jewelers of America Show in New York City and receive extensive media attention.

Applicants must be a designer/owner of a jewelry manufacturing business, produce in the United States, and never have exhibited at a JA Show. Selection is based on originality, craftsmanship, innovation, marketability, and cohesiveness.

The names of all finalists are submitted to the JA selection committee for consideration as a candidate for the New Designer Gallery. The winner and finalists are honored at an awards ceremony during the show. Deadline for submission is Jan. 15, 2004.

For more information and/or 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.