Silversmiths 2D Design

Silverware based in the theme of shadows, reflections, illusion.   

Our manmade and natural environments provide us with an abundance of distinctive visual effects created from shadows, reflections and illusion. There are countless examples of this wherever we care to look, observe, admire and appreciate. Solid shapes and open structures for instance, with the play of natural or artificial light offer some inspiring visual qualities that enable us to imagine and visualise design opportunities, so this is your challenge.

There is no restriction on what you would like to create and how you wish to interpret this subject in designing an item or product of silversmithing on the theme of either shadows, reflections or illusion, or in any combination. Let your imagination steer you to take an innovative approach as to how you interpret and utilise this theme. 

Equally, please also bear in mind that the judges will need to be confident that your proposal can successfully translate into three dimensions as a finished piece of design led silversmithing.     

Guidance & Entry Form Requirements

Entries must comply with the 2D design and submission guidelines: 

  • Good standards of visual communication and presentation will be highly regarded;

  • Description of your design, the concept and material specifications (gemstones, metals etc) must be provided on the design board.

  • Outline method/s of manufacture where relevant. 

  • Entrants are requested to declare on the entry form if they have had their design rendered by a CAD technician or a digital artist.

Techniques & Technology used: It is important that you explain the techniques you have used to make your piece i.e. gouache, CAD, Illustrator, watercolours, Procreate etc. (Max 50 words)


  • Designs are to be presented on one side only and mounted on card, foam board or equivalent backing board. 
  • Paper only entries are not acceptable. 
  • For all entries: x1 design board per entry.

Maximum dimensions for 2D Silversmithing Design

x1 A1  (594 x 841 mm)


  • Do not put your name or identity/logos on the front of the design to ensure anonymity;
  • Please ensure your name is on the reverse of your design board;
  • Entries that don’t conform to the above requirements may be disqualified.

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