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A listing of industry jewelry competitions from Gia’s page;

http://www.gia.org/library/4374/design_competitions.cfm


Jewelry Design Competitions


American Facet Award/World Facet Award

Sponsor: Signity, GemNet, Stuller, JA New York, National Jeweler
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Three categories, Exclusive, Brilliant, and Student, in
worldwide competition held in the America, Europe and Asia leading
up to a grand finale, the World Facet Award. Eligibility
requirements vary with category.
Contact: American Facet Award, c/o Stuller, P.O. Box 87777,
Lafayette, Louisiana 70598-7777, telephone (800) 877-7777 (section 1
on the voice menu), fax (337) 984-0173, website www.facet-award.org
Application - April 30th (only first 500 registrations will be
accepted)

Deadline =97 May 31st

American Jewelry Design Council Talent Competition

Sponsor: American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC)

Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to all fine jewelry designers who own or control
their own jewelry business, produce their work in the U.S. and are
prepared to show and sell a line of jewelry at the JA International
Jewelry Show.
Contact: AJDC Talent Competition, c/o Alan Revere, 760 Market
Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 391-4179
Application - November
Deadline - January 1st

American Vision Awards

Sponsor: Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths of America, Inc.
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Professional and student categories
Contact: MJSA, 100 India Street, Providence, RI 02903-4313; (401)
274-3840
Application - October
Deadline - mid-January

AGTA’s Cutting Edge Competition - part of Spectrum Awards

Sponsor: American Gem Trade Association
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Two divisions (cutters from any location and
professional North American lapidaries)
Contact: AGTA, P.O. Box 581043, Dallas, TX 75258; (214) 742-4367
Application - February
Deadline - March 31st

Diamonds International

Sponsor: Diamond Information Center
Frequency: Every other year (even years). Not held in 2002 - next
date to be determined.
Eligibility: Open to designers, manufacturers, students, and retail
jewelers from the U.S and abroad.
Contact: Diamond Information Center, 466 Lexington Avenue, New York,
NY 10017; (212) 210-8100

The Diva Design Competition

Sponsor: Women’s Jewelry Association
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Must be female and a U.S. resident
Contact: WJA, 333B Route 46 West, Suite B-201, Fairfield, NJ 07004.
(973) 575-7190; Fax (973) 575-1445
Application - Mid-January
Deadline - March 31st

International Pearl Design Contest

Sponsor: Japan Pearl Promotion Society
Frequency: Every other year (odd years)
Eligibility: Open to designers, manufacturers, students and retail
jewelers.
Contact: Tele-Press Associates, 321 East 53rd Street, New York, NY
10022; (212) 688-5580

JA Affiliate National Design Competition

Sponsor: Jewelers of America
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to winner of JA state affiliate design contests.
Contact: Your state JA affiliate

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Arts Awards

Sponsor: Lapidary Journal
Frequency: Unknown - first offered in 2002
Categories: Rings; Bracelets; Pins/Brooches; Pendants/Necklaces;
Earrings; Miscellaneous Jewelry Objects. Entry fee: $25.00 per entry
Contact: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Arts Awards Entries, 60 Chestnut
Avenue, Suite 201, Devon, PA 19333; Telephone: 610-964-6300; Fax:
610-293-1717
Deadline: May 1st

Niche Awards

Sponsor: Rosen Group/Niche Magazine
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to professional, wholesale crafts artists in the
U.S. Contact: Rosen Group, 3000 Chestnut Avenue, Ste 300, Baltimore,
MD 21211; (410) 889-2933
Application: April
Deadline: September

Samshin International Diamond Jewelry Design Awards

Organizer: Samshin Diamonds Co., Ltd.
Sponsors: Korea Institute of Design Promotion, Korean Jewelry
Manufacturers Association, Korean Jewelry Designers Association,
L.L.D. Diamonds, Ltd. (Israel)
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to all domestic and overseas applicants, including
professional and non-professional jewelry designers,
company-employed designers, students of jewelry design, and metal
accessory producing and designer individually (as stated in
brochure).
Contact: Ms. Soo -mee Kim, Samshin Diamonds Co., Ltd., Samshin Bldg.
598-6, Shinsa-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea 135-893; Tel
82-2-540-3344; Fax 82-2-540-2779, website http://www.samshin.co.kr.
Deadline: May - renderings for the preliminary contest, June -
preliminary contest judging, October - actual jewelry designs for
final judging, November - final evaluation of actual jewelry
designs, December - awards ceremony and exhibition.

Saul Bell Design Award Competition

Sponsor: Rio Grande
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to members of the jewelry community or students of
a jewelry-training program.
Contact: Rio Grande, 7500 Bluewater Road NW, Albuquerque, NM
87121-1962 USA, (800) 396-9896, ext. 3247, e-mail -
ct@tbg.riogrande.com, website -
http://www.saulbellaward.com
Deadline: September

Scheutz Jewelry Design Competition

Sponsor: Gemological Institute of America
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to all designers, jewelers and artists
Contact: GIA, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Department, 5345 Armada
Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008; (760) 603-4000 ext. 4005 or 4004

Spectrum Awards

Sponsor: American Gem Trade Association
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to all U.S. and Canadian designers
Contact: American Gem Trade Association, P.O. Box 581043, Dallas, TX
75258; (214) 742-4367
Application: June
Deadline: September

Platinum Honors

Sponsor: Platinum Guild International and AGTA
Frequency: Annually
Eligibility: Open to all U.S. and Canadian designers Contact:
American Gem Trade Association, P.O. Box 581043, Dallas, TX 75258;
(214) 742-4367
Application: April
Deadline: September