Entry Rules 2023/24

03 Jul - 12 Sep

Goldsmiths' Centre Summer Exhibition 

Oct 2024

Competition briefs launch

Jan 2025

Submission deadline

Mar 2025

Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall

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) ONLINE ENTRY FORM CLOSING DATE: All entry forms MUST be submitted online in by midnight on 14 January 2024. We cannot accept your entry without the UNIQUE ID number issued when you submit your online entry form.

  • ALL ENTRIES will be required for judging and must be posted or hand delivered to The Goldsmiths' Centre, London on 16 - 18 Jan 2024. Virtual judging sessions will no longer be taking place. 

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 but you may opt to be considered as a Senior. All other entrants will be classed as ‘Senior’, including apprentices who have completed their training.

9) JUDGING: 2D entries will be judged by specialist and experienced industry experts. 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: There are plans to present and promote a selection of award-winning work at Birmingham Assay Office (March 2023) and the Goldsmiths’ Centre (May-June 2023), therefore we may ask to exhibit your work for these. Details of these will follow. 

14) COLLECTION OF ENTRIES: The return and post-out of entrant work is scheduled for 9 & 10 March 2023 from the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Further information will be sent directly to all entrants. 


The awards ceremony will be held at The Goldsmiths' Hall on 04 March 2023. Further details will be released in due course. 


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