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AJDC Announces 2006 Talent Contest


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AJDC Announces 2006 Talent Contest

The American Jewelry Design Council is accepting applications for
its annual Talent Contest. This high-profile competition has
successfully launched the careers of several past winners and the
entire jewelry industry eagerly awaits the New York debut of the
AJDC’s pick. The winner is awarded a booth in the New Designer
Gallery at the July Jewelers of America Show in New York City, and
is the focus of extensive media attention. 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 who have banded together in order to
increase the artistic appreciation of original fine jewelry. In
coordination with the Jewelers of America, this contest has been a
major annual success, each year exposing 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.=A0

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2006. For more information
and/or to receive an application, go to ajdc.org or send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to Alan Revere - AJDC Talent Contest
Chairman, 760 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102.