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Dimension Digital – XXIII International Jewelry Design Competition 2011

With the purpose of creating, encouraging and promoting jewelry design, the Center for Design and Development of the Industry of Jewelry and Silversmithery extends a special invitation to all Designers, Jewelers, Students and general public to take part in the 23rd International Jewelry Design Competition, specifically planned for their skills, knowledge and creativity, which will translate into sketches, illustrations, renders and photographs. These should reflect avant-garde design, with identity and inspiration, and also be competitive at an international level.

In this edition, the theme that will set the tone for the development of the incredible designs by all who wish to take part in the competition will be: Dimensión Digital.

Objective

The 23rd International Jewelry Design Competition 2011 is considering any jewel used on the body, such as glasses, belts, earrings, brooches and pins, rings, pendants, combs, tiaras, cuff links and others.

Required working materials for the design: silver, precious and semi-precious stones by Swarovski Gems.

Digital technology is blending seamlessly with handcrafts, defining new skills for future artisans and resulting in a new process of design which is both technological and hand-made, sustained by fast manufacture.

New shapes and explorations of materials are created through a combination of tradition and technology.

Innovation is finding inspiration in polar landscapes, where organic design and transparent qualities provide a basis for artificial design. Fast prototyping will pave the way for unlimited creation, where natural and artificial meet to create new hybrids, bringing together the best of both worlds.

Prizes

The winning illustrations and pieces will be exhibited at different national and international exhibitions in which the Center participates.

  • Absolute First Place:
    • Promotion for the designer
    • “Diseńa” award
    • 2.5 Kg of silver
    • Acknowledgment
    • Course of design on 3D Rhinoceros
    • Production of the piece in metal
    • Publication of the design on the yearly publication by Swarovsky
    • “Gemvisions”, subject to authorization by the creative direction
  • Second Place:
    • Promotion for the designer
    • 1.5 Kg of silver
    • Acknowledgment
    • Course of design on 3D Rhinoceros
    • Production of the piece in metal
    • Publication of the design on the yearly publication by Swarovsky
    • “Gemvisions”, subject to authorization by the creative direction
  • Third Place
    • Promotion for the designer
    • 1 Kg of silver
    • Acknowledgment
    • Course of design on 3D Rhinoceros
    • Production of the piece in metal
    • Publication of the design on the yearly publication by Swarovsky
    • “Gemvisions”, subject to authorization by the creative direction

Rules

  • This 23rd International Jewelry Design Competition 2011 is open to all people, Mexican or foreign.
  • All those involved in the organization and development of the competition, as well as their direct relatives, are excluded from participating.
  • All pieces should fit to wear as body ornaments.
  • The author must adopt a pseudonym, which will be displayed as the subject line of the e-mail along with the name of the participating design.
  • The sketch and illustration (free choice of technique) of the piece, along with the technical data, the registration form and contacts are considered in a single unit and no incomplete projects will be admitted without exception.
  • Should the participant fail to comply with these guidelines, he or she will be automatically disqualified.

How to enter?

Sketches and illustrations are sent by e-mail and the reception of the design materials takes place exclusively through the CEDIJ and Cámara de Joyería websites: www.cedij.com.mk | www.camaradejoria.com.mk

Please download the competition brief for further details.