The following information applies to ALL craft sections, please read this carefully.
Each Craft section is split into JUNIOR and SENIOR.
Entries in this section must be physical pieces. 3D renders will not be accepted.
Entries will be judged on technical ability and excellence of craft skills. However, and where appropriate, originality, creative interpretation and presentation will be taken into consideration.
Materials and methods of manufacture used must be specified i.e. hand, production, technological processes, CAD, RP, CNC, Laser sintering etc.
If several specialist craftspeople for different sections enter an item, these details need to be submitted on the entry form where indicated.
Where relevant, articles entered must be in a finished condition. Entrants are encouraged to submit in precious metals wherever possible and such entries must conform to hallmarking legislation if applicable.
Junior entrants may submit samples of different techniques not necessarily finished pieces i.e. Setters, Diamond Mounters.
Work entered in these sections can also be entered in any of the relevant Design sections 11 - 18 & we strongly encourage entrants to do so.
Click on the icons below for the full details on each brief.
s.19 SilversmithsAny larger scale work, functional and/or decorative for example: tableware, vessels etc. can be entered.
s.20 PolishersThis award seeks to identify and reward top quality polishing in any item of 3D work.
s.21 ChasersAny 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.
s.22 Smallworkers & Model Makers Objects d’art or scale models that have the potential to be formed in precious metals, including watches.
23. ModellersAny sculpted subject, including medals, may be submitted in any media e.g. wax, plastics, wood, plaster etc.
24. JewellersHigh quality hand craft skills demonstrated on fine jewellery.
25. Diamond MountersJudges would prefer to see unset items but this doesn’t preclude set, finished jewellery.
26. SettersJudges would prefer to see more than one type of setting technique utilised wherever possible up to a maximum of 3 styles/pieces.
27. Enamellers & Enamel PaintersAny enamelled or enamel painted subject using traditional techniques allied to the jewellers, silversmiths and smallworkers craft may be submitted.
s.28 Lapidary & CarvingShaped, polished and faceted designs or any form of carving on semi-precious and precious gems.
s.29 Engravers, Die Sinkers & Seal EngraversAny type of hand engraving on metal or dies and seals may be submitted.
3D Finished PiecesDesign Sections 11 - 18
3D Finished PiecesDesign & Craft Sections 30 - 32
09 Jan 2022
Online entry deadline (for ALL entries)
25-27 Jan 2022
All 3D entries only submission & post-in days @ Goldsmiths' Centre, London
28 Feb 2022
Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall, London
09-11 Mar 2022
Collection & post-back of entries @ the Goldsmiths' Centre, London