LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
A specially designed silver medal sponsored and produced by Thomas Fattorini Ltd. is given by the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding contribution and commitment to the craft and industry of silversmithing, jewellery and the allied trades.
THE GOLDSMITHS COMPANY AWARD
Given at the discretion of the Council for exceptional and outstanding design in 2D and 3D entries. It is only awarded when, in the Council’s judgement, an entry achieves the highest standard of design and originality. The winner of this prestigious award will receive a cash prize.
THE JACQUES CARTIER MEMORIAL AWARD
This is given at the discretion of the Council for exceptional and outstanding craftsmanship. It is only awarded when, in the Council’s judgement, an entry achieves a standard to justify the honour. The winner of the award has their name inscribed in the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award Gold Book and also receives a valuable gold replica of the book plus a cash prize.
THE COLLEGE TROPHY
This prestigious annual award is given to the college or university that has achieved the highest total of points accumulated from any gold, silver and bronze prizes in the competition. The winner of the College Trophy will receive tool vouchers.
2D DESIGNER AWARD
This new award has been created to highlight the importance and value that 2D design plays in the industry. The Council will, where appropriate, judge the best Gold Award winning entry within the 2D design sections of the competition. The winner of the award will receive a cash prize.
This award is given at the discretion of the Council for a piece or range of work made by a junior that is judged to have achieved the highest standard of craftsmanship and/or design. This is applicable to an entrant in any of the craft and design sections who has been given a top award in the competition as a junior. This criteria is different to that of the Cartier and Goldsmiths’ Company Awards. The winner of this award will receive a cash prize.
This award is given at the discretion of the Council for a piece or range of work made by a senior that is judged to have achieved the highest standard of craftsmanship and/or design. This is applicable to an entrant in any of the craft and design sections who has been given a top award in the competition as a senior. This criteria is different to that of the Cartier and Goldsmiths’ Company Awards. The winner of the award will receive a cash prize.
OTHER SPECIAL PATRON AWARDS
WORSHIPFUL COMPANY of THE GOLD AND SILVER WYRE DRAWERS AWARDS
These awards seek to encourage and reward innovative design incorporating wire in all its forms across jewellery, smallwork and silversmithing.
All appropriate entries will qualify from any section in the competition and will be selected for consideration by judging panels across the competition. A judging panel of industry experts will make the final decision on this award. Award winners will receive cash prizes.
Further details of these awards are available from www.gswd.co.uk.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of JEWELLERS AWARD
This award seeks to identify, reward and promote creative and distinctive jewellery, which at the same time has the potential to be commercially viable. All appropriate jewellery entries will be considered and recommended by judges from relevant sections in the competition. A judging panel of industry experts will make the final decision on this award.
The winner will receive a cash prize and a full-page advertisement in the Association’s membership magazine The Jeweller.
Further details about this award are available from www.jewellers-online.org.
THE THEO FENNELL AWARD
An award specifically designed to highlight, celebrate and record the importance and unique partnership between the quality craft skills of an apprentice and their master. This exciting incentive and award aims to promote high quality apprentice work and equally recognise the significant contribution of their skilled master.
Therefore the award is looking to attract, identify and celebrate high standards of hand craft skills across any apprentice discipline from work submitted in the competition. This special award is for an apprentice and their master alike. Please tick the box on the entry form. This award is open to registered apprentices only.
THE PODOLSKY AWARD
This special award is for a young designer or craftsman showing outstanding potential in silversmithing, jewellery or the allied crafts up to the age of 30. All gold award winning entries that qualify for this award will be judged by a dedicated panel of industry experts, the winner will receive a cash prize.
GEM-A DIAMOND SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is open to all entries that include gem material/s in their submissions. Applicants should indicate their wish to be considered for this award by ticking the entry form box and submitting a 200-word typed statement which demonstrates how the scholarship would influence and benefit their skills and future designs. The last submission date for this supporting document, with a separate completed entry form, is Tuesday 24th January 2017.
BOODLES FINE JEWELLERY AWARD
This new award by Boodles as Special Patrons is looking for an exclusive piece of fine jewellery elegantly designed and beautifully made. In essence the sponsors seek to identify and reward a combination of fine design and great craftsmanship in a piece of jewellery. All appropriate jewellery entries will be considered and recommended by judging panels from all relevant sections in the competition. A judging panel of industry experts will make the final decision on this award.
This will be unique in the competition and the winning entry needs to reflect Boodles ethos and International reputation for quality fine jewellery. As well as the kudos of this award the winner will receive a cash prize.
THE BAIRD & Co LIMITED AWARD
This new award will be selected from gold award winners across all relevant sections in the 2016/17 competition. Special Patrons Baird & Co Limited will be looking for an appropriate piece that could demonstrate good practical use of their exclusive product – fine gold 9999.
The winner of this special award would also be invited to participate in a promotion by exhibiting their piece within Baird’s Hatton Garden showroom post the completion of the 2017 competition.