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[Call for Entries] Passion Award Jewelry Design


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The second annual Passion Award Jewelry Design Competition will be
held in conjunction with the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo April
28 - 30, 2006 in Denver CO.

For details, contest rules, and to enter the competition log onto:
http://www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest

For on the
Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo log onto:
http://www.BWSimon.com/Conference

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: Mens 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:
Mens 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:
http://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 28, 2006 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 29, 2006. Jewelers attending the Bench Jewelers Conference and
Expo will select the Jewelers Choice recipient from among the Passion
Award winners.

Last year’s contest was an enormous success and featured 69 entries
from 5 different countries. The quality of pieces submitted was
fantastic, said contest chairman Mark Grosser, it was a difficult
challenge selecting the winners.

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2006.
Contest Chairman: Mark Grosser
For details, contest rules, and to enter the competition log onto:
www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest

For on the
Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo log onto:
www.BWSimon.com/Conference