Designs can be presented as a hand drawn presentation or CAD illustration, or in combination. You must include a scaled drawing and specifications such as measurements and materials used and comply to current legislation for UK Hallmarking. Mixed metal/other material proposals must contain the legal minimum amount of precious metal. Thought must be given to its construction, as well as a description relating to your inspiration, concept and development.
Entrants need to state the reasoning behind the placement/use of the hallmark and can also indicate the method of hallmarking (laser or struck), and size of marks (0.5mm to 6mm).
This design brief was written in liaison with Charlotte Turner and Robert Organ of The Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office.
All MYM Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will receive an exclusive hallmarking package, comprising of a ten-year registration, punch and laser software to enable both methods of hallmarking. In addition, the outright winner of the MYM award will be offered mentoring sessions with designer makers, and an invitation to an Assay Office event as soon as they can return to their normal programme schedule.