A Global Design Competition

IGI Expressions™ is an online jewelry design competition organized by IGI at a global level. Based on the concept of creative freedom, IGI is pleased to provide this platform where feelings can be conveyed in works of art.

From birth, expression is the way we show love, anger, happiness, gratitude, pride, jealousy, honor, trust and more. IGI is pleased to invite the world’s artists to express their creativity through IGI Expressions™, where we encourage and celebrate excellence of talent.

Rewards & Awards

All Participants

  • Official IGI Expressions™ Participation Certificate

Finalists

  • IGI Expressions™ Finalist Certificate
  • Coverage on the IGI GemBlog
  • IGI's social channels

Nine Winners

  • See your piece fabricated and brought to life!
  • $500 check (sanctioned regions excluded)
  • IGI Expressions™ Champion Trophy
  • IGI Expressions™ Champion Certificate
  • 3D prints of the design
  • Recognition via press coverage
  • Coverage on the IGI GemBlog
  • Exposure on IGI's social channels

Renewal

Renewal is a synonym for Regeneration & Rejuvenation. It is the change which defines progress and growth in the cyclical rhythm of nature and life. Many times, obliteration is needed for renewal; it is the contrast of darkness which makes light so eternally beautiful.

We want you to interpret the word “Renewal” as you wish and convert it into an element of your design. We will ask you to describe your concept and its interpretation in your design as part of your entry (250 words or less).

Submit Renewal

Participation Categories

Lightweight Jewelry

A ring, necklace, bracelet or earring: Design a lightweight piece, perfect for daily wear in any situation from the workplace and corporate meetings to social events.

Statement Piece

A ring, necklace, bracelet or earring: Design a distinctive statement piece that draws attention to itself through bold use of size, shape, color and complexity.

Accessory

Step away from the common! Come up with a unique auxiliary jewelry design - perhaps a brooch, hairpin, cufflink, armlet, chains - or anything else you can dream of.

Competition Timelines

Start date

31st October, 2022

Time period to submit entries

31 October - 31 December, 2022

Jury round

9 January - 16 January, 2023

Winner announcement

17 January, 2023

Participation Segments

Sketch
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
iPad

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Globally, any jewelry designer or jewelry student is eligible to enter.
  • You are welcome to submit one entry per category; up to three entries total.
  • An entry in the Lightweight or Statement Piece category should be a ring, necklace, earrings or bracelet.
  • An entry in the Accessory category may be anything you can image.
  • Your written interpretation of ‘Renewal,’ up to 250 words, should be submitted in English.
  • There are no restrictions on style, design or creative choices - with the exception of identity.
  • No information which may reveal your identity may be included. Even in your written interpretation, the participant’s identity must not be revealed.

Submission Specifications

Art design

  • Size: A4 (210 x 285mm) or USA Letter Size (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Full color
  • The top and bottom of the work need to be identified
  • Image accuracy: 300 DPI resolution
  • Image format: .jpg, .jpeg, .png

Interpretation of 'Renewal'

  • Enter text description in submission form
  • Up to 250 words
  • Submitted in English
Format Allowed:  .jpg, .jpeg, .png | 300 DPI resolution

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