Conceptual Jewellery 2D Design

Design jewellery or body adornment on the theme of fungi.

This year entrants are invited to delve into the mysterious, mythical, and medicinal realm of the Fungi kingdom. Designers can approach this fabulous organism from many angles such as biology, ecology, medicine, and materiality to folklore, sci-fi and cuisine! 

You are encouraged to be openly imaginative, expressive, and bold in your search for visual statements that capture, represent, and epitomise your unique approach to this concept. Use any materials that support and depict your statement of intent.  

Christine Milroy - Matanuska Neural Stem Implant - Silver Award 2020/21
Christine Milroy - Matanuska Neural Stem Implant

Silver Award 2020/21


You are encouraged to research in depth, think out-of-the-box & stretch your imagination (and ours!) to the bounds. Remember that the designs in this section do not need to be manufacturable or in any way realistic. Your design concept must be compelling and well presented. 

It is important that entrants spend time on outlining their design concept using both the design board and the placeholders on the entry form. 

We caught up with John Moore for the 2020/21 competition on his top tips on the 2020/21 2D Conceptual Jewellery brief "Designing for fictional characters".

Guidance & Entry Form Requirements

Entries must comply with the 2D design guidelines;

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

  • Description of your design, the concept and material specifications must be provided on the design board

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 presentation dimensions

x1 A3 (297 x 420 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.

15 Jan 2024

Deadline for all entry forms (midnight)

18 - 20 Jan 2024

Entry submission days @ the Goldsmiths' Centre, Farringdon. 

04 Mar 2024

Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall

5 - 8 Mar 2024

Awards Exhibition @ The Goldsmiths' Hall


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