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Call For Entries - Jewelers Passion Award


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The first Bench Jewelers Passion Award Design Competition will be
held in conjunction with the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo April
22 - 24 in Atlanta GA. 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 two divisions, one for finished jewelry and one for CAD
renderings.

All jewelry submitted for the Finished Jewelry Division 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, and Jewelry Suite (3 or more
pieces of jewelry with the same design theme).

All renderings in the CAD Rendering Division 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. The CAD Renderings Division categories are:
Men’s Jewelry, Ladies Rings, Ladies Jewelry other than rings, and
Jewelry Suite (3 or more pieces of jewelry with the same design
theme).

Jewelers may enter both divisions and may enter one piece per
category in up to three categories in each Division. 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. To submit entries log onto:
www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest .

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 at the dinner on
Friday evening April 22, 2005 during the Bench Jewelers Conference &
Expo. Jewelers entering the contest are encouraged to attend;
however, attendance at the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo is not
necessary to enter the contest or to win an award. In addition, a
Jewelers Choice Award will be presented during the Reception on
Saturday night April 23, 2005. Jewelers attending the Bench Jewelers
Conference and Expo will select the Jewelers Choice recipient from
among the Passion Award winners.

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005. Contest Chairman: Mark
Grosser For details, contest rules, and to enter the competition log
onto: www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest

Brad Simon