Competition Info

The International Jewellery Designer Competition will be held at J-1 Congress Expo.

We will identify the best artists for various materials. This Competition presents a chance for modern jewelers to showcase their art to the widest audience, and a chance for young professionals to make their statements and gain recognition.

 

J-1 2021 jewellery Art Competition Regulations

The J-1 Jewellery and Applied Art Competition (hereinafter – Competition) focuses on assisting development of the jewellery industry in various areas, promoting and supporting modern Russian artists and companies, keeping applied art traditions in jewellery. The purpose of the Competition is to highlight the art of modern artists and the diverse culture of Russia and other countries, reflected in designer jewellery items.

 

Competition Objectives

  • Discovering creative potential and improving professional excellence of jewellery designers;  
  • Sharing experience among applied practitioners and creation of a unified cultural and informational field;; 
  • Maintaining and developing jewellery and applied arts traditions;  
  • Identifying talented jewellery designers and makers; 
  • Promoting products by award winners;  
  • Facilitating the growth of creative and cultural levels of jewellery artists in a competitive environment;  
  • Setting up and developing new areas in the modern jewellery industry;  
  • Raising profiles of Russian jewelers;
  • Discovering new industry names. 

 

Competition Nominations

  1. Best Jewellery Item Sketch
    Criteria: a hand-drawn sketch of a jewellery item. А4 format.
  2. Best Jewellery Item
    Criteria: 60-70% of the item must be handmade, based on an exclusive individual / team design. Any materials are allowed, but use of precious metals and (or) gems is required.
  3. Best Jeweler
    Criteria: 100% handmade item. Casting allowed.
  4. Best Carved Stone Item
    Criteria: 100% handmade item.
  5. Best Sculptor (figurines)
    Criteria: 100% handmade item, no 3D technologies allowed.
  6. Best Jewellery Educator
    Criteria: nomination application shall be submitted by an educational establishment with a list of achievements and (or) personal professional training projects.
  7. Young Jeweler
    Criteria: 100% handmade item. Casting allowed.
    No 3D design allowed. Participants under 30 years old or with no more than 3 years of jewellery experience.
  8. Creative Jewellery
    Criteria: any innovative jewellery production, no restrictions on materials and implementation method.
  9. Best Serial Production Item
    Criteria: innovative jewellery production methods with process flow chart (to determine item processing and assembly complexity in mass production)
  10. Best Item Design for Mass Production
    Criteria: It is required to submit a set of at least three items. 3D design allowed, process flow chart required.
  11. Best Firearms Artisan
    Criteria: only original developments and designs are allowed. Items must be completed.
  12. Sponsor Nomination
    Sponsor-defined nomination (to be confirmed)
  13. Jewellery Accessories

Note

The Competition allows use of items featuring titan, gun metal, other modern materials, cultured and synthetic stones, wood, plastic, bone, horn.

No items containing ivory or tortoise shell will be accepted for the Competition.

 

Application Submission Requirements for the Competition

Candidates are required to submit an application to the e-mail address of the Organizational Committee of the Competition over the period from April 1 to August 15, 2021, featuring:

  • Life-size front and back images of the item to be entered in the Competition, in PNG format, against transparent background, resolution no less than 300 dpi, file size no more than 10 MB (no more than 3 images of one item);
  • item description and permission to use its images in printed publications and mass media for awareness raising purposes for the Competition;
  • Author’s CV, no more than 250 characters.

Copies of the following documents shall be submitted together with an application to the e-mail address of the Organizational Committee of the Competition:

  • For items featuring precious metals and gems
  • Legal entity or individual entrepreneur registration certificates;
  • Special registration certificates of the Russian State Assay Chamber.

Submitted documents, photos, digital images and item description shall not be returned.

 

Special Competition Requirements

Delivery and security of items to be submitted for review by the Competition’s Jury shall be ensured by a participant of the Competition or an authorized representative of a participant over the period from September 15 to September 20, 2021.

Participation in the Competition is governed by the Competition Rules.

 

Competition Phases

Phase 1 (application selection): April 1 to August 15, 2021.

Phase 2 (evaluation): September 2021.

Phase 3 (J-1 Expo award ceremony): September 26-28, 2021.

Competition Applications

The International Jewellery Designer Competition will be held at J-1 Congress Expo.

We will identify the best artists for various materials. This Competition presents a chance for modern jewelers to showcase their art to the widest audience, and a chance for young professionals to make their statements and gain recognition.