Make Your Mark - 2D Design
On the theme of City Spirit, design any item, product or jewel that interprets, represents and celebrates the spirit of a city.
We are delighted to be partnering again with The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office for the 2023/24 Competition with their Make Your Mark design challenge.
This year, on the theme of ‘City Spirit’, entrants are invited to design jewellery, smallwork or silverware. Broad and engaging interpretations of this are encouraged and welcomed, such as folklore, fashion, festivals, communities, culture, diversity, food, history and architecture to name but a few areas of interest. Designers can choose any city (globally) but must embrace their concept visually through their design presentation.
Also important, designs must incorporate a display, or bespoke placement of the London Assay Office hallmark that is complimentary to the design and thoughtfully positioned. This is an opportunity to choose the placement of the hallmark components, and to consider the hallmark in harmony with your design.
Further information and examples of display marks can be found here:
Your design needs to embrace the following:
Include scaled drawing with measurements and materials used in compliance with current legislation for UK Hallmarking.
Mixed metal/other material proposals must contain the legal minimum amount of precious metal.
Provide a description relating to your inspiration, concept and development.
Consideration for the size, location, and configuration of the hallmark and its component marks.