Entry Rules 2021/22

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

1) ELIGIBILITY: The awards are open to anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other allied materials.

2) TIME LIMIT: Work must have been completed in the UK within the 12 months preceding the closing dates for entries.

3) CLOSING DATES: All entry forms MUST be submitted online in by midnight on 09 January 2022.

  • 3D Finished pieces (s11 - 33) will be required to deliver or post their work for judging to The Goldsmiths' Centre, London on 25 -27 Jan 2022.
  • 2D Entries (s.1 - 10) will be judged online. Any hand rendered designs that win an award will be requested to post in / drop off their entry to the Goldsmiths' Centre for photography. 

4) HOW TO ENTER: All completed entries should receive a confirmation email. The deadlines specified are final and there are no extensions. Judging will start soon afterwards.  

5) MULTIPLE ENTRIES: Entrants may submit multiple entries in any appropriate section/s. Where more than one entrant is involved in the making/setting/polishing for example in the same piece/s, separate applications are required for this.

6) ENTRY REQUIRMENTS: Every section and each brief will have specific entry criteria. Your Entry must meet the following criteria:
a.     Must be your own original work.
b.     May be collaborative and if so, you must have all required consents and approvals upon submission.
c.     Submissions must not contain any defamatory, obscene, racist or indecent references or content.

7) INSURANCE: The Council accepts liability for physical loss or damage to entries not exceeding £1,000 in value only to the extent of the indemnity received from its insurance with T.H. March & Co. Ltd. and subject to the conditions of that policy. The insurance only covers goods in the care of the Council. Any claim against the Council must be made within four weeks of the last date for collection . ITEMS WHICH EXCEED £1,000 IN VALUE SHOULD BE INSURED BY THE ENTRANT as the Council accepts no liability for loss or damage to them howsoever caused. If your entry is valued above £1000 and you require further information to insure your work, please do contact us at info@craftanddesigncouncil.org.uk

In the event of difficulties, please contact T.H. March, tel. 01732 462 886.

8) ‘SENIOR & JUNIOR ENTRIES’: If you are undergoing training on a recognised full or part time course of study or undertaking a registered apprenticeship you will be defined as a ‘Junior’. For students only, this includes a period of three years after completing your formal studies. All other entrants will be classed as ‘Senior’, including apprentices who have completed their training.

9) JUDGING: 2D entries will be primarily judged online by specialist industry experts. All other 3D finished pieces will be judged in person . Entrant names will not be disclosed to the judges. Judges will be asked to nominate work to go forward to the bursary's, special, major and premier awards and for a potential exhibition, as well as providing feedback on their specific section.

10) AWARDS: Judges may give Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards appropriate to Council's benchmark standards.

11) MULTIPLE AWARDS: When an entrant has submitted more than one entry in the same section it is possible that judges may select the same entrant for more than one award. There is no restriction on the number of awards that any entrant may receive.

12) WITHHOLDING AWARDS: Judges may choose not to give awards in any section if they consider the quality of the entries to be of insufficient merit. Therefore, the Council gives no guarantee that all the available prizes will be awarded. The Council also reserves the right to withhold any award for an entry not made available for a potential exhibition.

13) EXHIBITION: We are aiming stage our annual awards exhibition at Goldsmiths’ Hall which will be a selection of award-winning entries this year. There are plans to present a small selection of award-winning work at Birmingham Assay Office. Details of this will follow.  

14) COLLECTION OF ENTRIES: Information on the collection days and post-outs of entries will be sent directly to all 3D entrants. 


The awards ceremony will be held at The Goldsmiths' Hall on 28 February 2022. Further details will be released in due course. 


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