Final call for jewellery design contest
Dubai, September 9, 2010
Dubai International Jewellery Week, the leading event of its kind in the Middle East, is making the final call to designers for entries to its jewellery design competition.
Submissions will be accepted until September 14, it said in a statement. Winning designs will be displayed at the 15th edition of Dubai International Jewellery Week, running from October 7 to 10 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The competition is open to anyone in the Middle East over the age of 17 and is divided into amateur and professional categories.
Entrants can submit a maximum of three designs from a choice of six jewellery types (ring, necklace, pendant, brooch, bracelet, earrings) within the themed categories of Middle Eastern, Asian, or Western jewellery.
“While Dubai International Jewellery Week brings together some of the most well known and prestigious jewellery brands and industry expertise in the world, it aims to search out budding and aspiring talents in UAE and the region to continually promote an exuberant culture of creativity and design,” said Trixee Loh, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of leading industry professionals, who will assess entries based on relevance to the design theme and the originality, creativity and innovation that the design expresses, as well as its wear-ability.
The designs of the top three finalists in each themed category will be displayed at Dubai International Jewellery Week.
The winning designs will be crafted by the National Institute for Vocational Education and displayed throughout the exhibition. In addition, the top three in each category will win an online jewellery design course relevant to their level, run by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
This year’s event will feature over 300 exhibitors from 27 countries, resulting in a global collection of jewellery pieces and industry expertise, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service