Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America has set a deadline of Jan. 7 for entries in the ninth annual American Vision Award competition. The awards recognize innovative designers who influence jewelry trends.

First-place, second-place, and honorable-mention awards will be given in each of two categories, professional and student. MJSA Guild members, independent designers not employed full-time by a manufacturer, and students enrolled in an art- or design-related program are eligible. Professional entries must be slides of finished jewelry. Students should submit completed renderings of jewelry. Entrants in both categories must use precious metals, either with or without gemstones.

First-place winners will receive a trophy and a $500 prize. Second-place and honorable-mention winners will receive a plaque. Awards will be presented at MJSA’s Expo New York, March 5-7.

For information, contact Marie Goncalves, MJSA member services representative, at (800) 444-MJSA, Ext. 3018, or, or visit MJSA’s Web site at


The deadline to enter Metalsmith magazine’s “Exhibition in Print 2000” is Jan. 31. The competition is open to jewelers, designers, and metalsmiths.

The work of approximately 40 artists will be featured in the magazine, to be published in fall 2000 by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). The featured work will be exhibited at SOFA Chicago, Nov. 5-7.

For information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Office, 710 Ogden Ave., Suite 600, Naperville, IL 60563-8603 or call (630) 579-3272.

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