The entry deadline is fast approaching for the fifth annual Bench
Jewelers Passion Award Design Competition.
The Deadline for Entries is March 20th.
The competition is open to all professional Bench Jewelry Artist and
Designers actively involved in the design and production of jewelry.
The Passion Award Jewelry Design Contest consists of four categories
for finished jewelry and CAD renderings.
For details, contest rules, and to enter the competition log onto:
All jewelry submitted for the Finished Jewelry categories must be
original, and designed and made by the jeweler entering the contest.
No trade shops or other jewelers can work on the piece of jewelry.
The Finished Jewelry Division categories aRe: Men’s Jewelry, Ladies
Rings, Ladies Jewelry other than rings.
All renderings in the CAD Rendering category must be original and
created by the jeweler entering the contest using 3D computer
software. The jewelry rendered must be able to be made by a jeweler
using reasonable skills.
Jewelers may enter up to 3 different pieces of jewelry or CAD
renderings in one or more categories. Photographs of the finished
jewelry or CAD renderings must be submitted over the Internet with a
completed entry form. Entry fees must be paid with a credit card at
time of entry.
1st and 2nd place will be awarded in each category. All Passion Award
winners will receive a Trophy, Cash Award, and Publicized in trade
publications. Winners will be announced on Thursday April 23, 2009
during the Bench Jewelers Conference. Jewelers entering the contest
are encouraged to attend; however, attendance at the Bench Jewelers
Conference is not necessary to enter the contest or to win an award.
In addition, a Jewelers Choice Award will be presented on Saturday
April 25, 2009. Jewelers attending the Bench Jewelers Conference will
select the Jewelers Choice recipient from among the Passion Award