The second annual Bench Jewelers Passion Award Design Competition, held in conjunction with the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo, has issued a call for entries. The competition is open to active professional bench jewelry artists and designers.
The contest consists of two divisions, one for finished jewelry and one for CAD (computer-aided design) renderings. The Finished Jewelry categories are: Men’s Jewelry, Ladies’ Rings, Ladies’ Jewelry (other than rings), and Jewelry Suite. The CAD Renderings categories are: Men’s Jewelry, Ladies’ Rings, Ladies’ Jewelry other than rings, and Jewelry Suite.
All jewelry submitted must be original and designed and made by the jeweler entering the contest. Jewelers may enter both divisions and may enter one piece per category. Photographs of the finished jewelry or CAD renderings must be submitted over the Internet.
First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category. All Passion Award winners will receive a trophy, cash award, and publicity. Winners will be announced at the dinner on April 28, during the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo, held April 28–30 in Denver. A Jewelers Choice Award will also be presented.
Deadline for submissions is March 15. For more information, go to www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest.