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[Call for Entries] Centurion Emerging Designer Competition


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CENTURION 2014 EMERGING DESIGNER AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN!

Fine jewelry designers have a chance to show their work to the most
desired luxury retail jewelry stores in the U. S. market!

Merrick, NYEntries are now being accepted for the Sixth Annual
Centurion Emerging Design Competition. Two lucky winners will
receive a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale
show in Arizona, slated for February 1-5, 2014.

The competition, sponsored again this year by Stuller, is open to
any jewelry designer who has never before exhibited in a U. S. fine
jewelry trade show. The competition is open to all designers,
regardless of experience, formal training, or background in jewelry
design, but entrants must show lines or one-of-a-kind designs that
are suitable for a luxury jewelry store environment and be capable
of both exhibiting at a trade show and fulfilling any wholesale
orders received at the show.

“The Centurion Emerging Design Competition is an excellent
opportunity for up-and-coming and international designers to break
into the U. S. luxury fine jewelry market, by getting their line in
front of the most premiere audience of carefully selected prestige
jewelers,” said Howard Hauben, president of Centurion. “For retail
jewelers, the Centurion Emerging Design winners offer an opportunity
to discover new talent to set your store apart,” he added.

Sharlinn Liew, one of the winners of the 2013 competition said,
“Winning was just part of the joy! The entire experience of sharing
your creations and meeting people in the trade was the complete
package. An unparalleled one indeed! The Centurion Award has drawn
me a lot of media attention, from Singapore’s main newspapers to
Hong Kong’s trade magazines. It has been awesome!”

“We are honored to have the opportunity to sponsor the Emerging
Designer Competition,” says Stuller executive director of marketing
and public relations, Ashley Brown. “The discovery of untapped
talent is essential to the jewelry industry. And their work offers a
fresh perspective on luxury design that’s both exciting and
inspired.”

Deadline for entry is September 30, 2013. Entrants are required to
submit up to three images of finished jewelry; no renderings or CAD
drawings will be accepted. Images must be. jpg format, and each
image must include a detailed description of the piece: what it is,
metals, etc. Entries will be judged by a special judging
panel, as well as by Centurion’s Board of Retail Advisors.

For more and to access the entry form, click here: