s.21 Chasers

(J) Junior          (S) Senior
Any chased article may be submitted using traditional hand chasing and/or repoussé techniques from sheet metal, as well as work that shows creative interpretation and license to explore and experiment the techniques of chasing.

*NEW* The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Special Bursary

This bursary provides an excellent incentive for all aspiring engravers and/or chasers to participate in the competition.  Everyone who enters work into either the engraving or chasing sections will be able to apply for this Special GC&DC Bursary, which offers a marvellous opportunity to learn alongside a master craftsperson.

It is designed to promote and aid career, technical and creative development which aims to support craftsmen and women in providing some workshop experience with an established specialist expert in these ever-important and invaluable allied crafts.   

Who can apply?

Entries for this bursary will be considered from both the engraving and chasing sections using the following rationale/criteria: 

  • It is specifically for the development and advancement of technical and creative skills through workshop experience with an established/experienced craftsperson;
  • The bursary will be open to any entrant showing promise in their competition submission/s, and this doesn’t have to be a Gold, Silver or Bronze winner;
  • There is no age restriction.

How to apply

Entrants will need to provide a brief statement, maximum 50 words, about how the Bursary will enhance their own practice and state their preferred discipline and technique they wish to develop. 

Entry Form Requirements

There will be placeholders on the entry form for you to explain your design concept and the tools or techniques / processes that you have used. We encourage entrants to use these placeholders wisely. The information you provide will be ensure that judges can make informed decisions. 

The placeholders are: 

  • Material information: Materials used to produce the piece/s. (Max 150 words) 
  • Processes used to produce the piece/s: It is important that you write down all the techniques you have used to make your piece and especially whether any elements are created using technology. This will be used in the judging process and you may be at a disadvantage if it is unclear how the piece was made. (Max 150 words)

In addition, if another craftsperson helped to finish / create your entry (i.e. polishing / engraving) they may enter your piece as a separate entry under the relevant craft section (i.e s.20 Polishers) This is a great way to champion the crafts and the collaborative nature of our industry! 

(J) Manasi Depala - Chased Lotus Temple Box
(J) Manasi Depala - Chased Lotus Temple Box

Additional sections to enter

Have you considered entering your piece into a 3D Design section or an additional 3D Craft section as well?

09 Jan

Online entry deadline (for ALL entries)

25-27 Jan

All 3D entries submission / post-in days @ Goldsmiths' Centre, London

28 Feb

Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall, London

09-11 Mar

Collection & post-back of entries; The Goldsmiths' Centre, London


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