2007 AJDC New Talent Contest

October 24, 2006 alan@revereacademy.com


The American Jewelry Design Council is accepting applications for
its annual New Talent Contest. The winner is awarded a booth in the
New Designer Gallery at the July Jewelers of America Show in New York
City. The winner is the focus of extensive media attention. This
high-profile competition has successfully launched the careers of
past winners and the entire jewelry industry eagerly awaits the New
York debut of the AJDC’s pick. In addition, the winner receives
professional support = from members of the AJDC on making the step to
larger markets. The American Jewelry Design Council is a group of
over thirty nationally prominent designers whose mission is to
promote the art of jewelry. In coordination with the Jewelers of
America, this contest has been a major annual success, each year
presenting a single outstanding designer to national and
international jewelry buyers. Applicants must be a designer/owner of
a jewelry manufacturing business, produce in the United States and
have never 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. Winner and
finalists are honored at an awards ceremony during the show.

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2007. For more information
and/or to download an application, visit ajdc.org.

American Jewelry Design Council, Inc.

Alan Revere - President
760 Market Street
Suite 900
San Francisco
California 94102

Just wondering. Who is judging this competition and what are their

Just wondering. Who is judging this competition and what are their

The contest is judged by 5 members of AJDC’s New Talent Committee,
of which I have been chairman for 12 years. The other members rotate.
You can see all the members’ names, work and profiles on our website;
ajdc.org. Each of the judges has successfully designed and exhibited
their own original jewelry at the JA show and other venues for many

Applicants must have an existing wholesale jewelry line with 2 years
experience in the marketplace. Applicants’ body of work is judged on
its originality, craftsmanship, marketability and design.

Alan Revere

American Jewelry Design Council
760 Market Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, California 94102, USA
tel: 415-391-4179
fax: 415-391-7570