ENTRIES are invited for a new all India jewellery design competition, ‘ATR Gold & new’, that is being organized as part of Lucky Lakshmi – India’s Jewellery Festival. The competition is being organized by World Gold Council (WGC), All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation of India (GJF) and ATR Institute of Jewellery Design (ATRIJD) and supported by Jewelbiz India.
The theme selected for the competition is “Fusion” – and ontestants have been asked to create designs that marry ethnic charm with contemporary imagination. The designs should be of a necklace set (necklace and earrings) in plain gold of 22k and above.
Originality, interpretation of the ‘Gold and New’ theme, practicality, wearing ability of the finished piece and the style statement your design makes will be the criteria for judging the designs. The contest is open to all. A prize of 100 gms of gold will be awarded to the overall winner and 50gms each to the 1st and 2nd runners-up. The remaining nine finalists shall receive 10gms gold each.
In the first round of judging that will take place in Mumbai in the 3rd week of October, the top 100 designs will be short listed, and in the second round held shortly afterwards, 12 finalists will be chosen from among these 100. These 12 pieces will then be fabricated and the winner selected from among them in the final round of judging in early November 2006. The last date for entries is October 9, 2006.