“IGI Is Holding a Jewelry Design Contest And It’s Free to Enter,” proclaims the headline of National Jeweler’s coverage of IGI’s “Collision and Fusion” Jewelry Design Contest.
In her article, Fashion Editor Ashley Davis provides a concise overview of eligibility, submission, assessment-criteria, prizes and fulfillment. She also, importantly, reiterates the event’s fundamental premise:
The contest is happening in part to support emerging design voices during a time of global uncertainty, which is why IGI is not charging a competition entry fee and is funding manufacture of finalists’ designs.
Indeed, the contest theme, “Collision and Fusion,” has dual meaning. Implying crystal collision in gemstone growth and stylistic cultural fusion, it also reflects the collision of our shared global experience and the fusion of human adaptation during these unprecedented times.
Free entry. For anyone.
“Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor…” From the most decorated and CAD-confident jewelry artist to the most casual hobbyist sketching on napkins, IGI has invited the world to participate. Accessible to anyone, 20-30 finalists will see their designs brought to life by a professional manufacturer.
I hope my loyal readers will share the word (it only takes one click).
And start sketching. There’s still time.
Submissions due by August 20.
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