The College Trophy

Major Award

The College Trophy is sponsored by Special Patrons The Betts Group. 

This annual award is given to the college or university that has achieved the highest total of points accumulated from any gold, silver and bronze prizes in the competition. This award is hotly contested between students and courses around the country, and we are delighted to be partnering with The Betts Group again who are providing several additional and exciting incentives for competing for this major and prestigious award. 

Along with the high achievement and honour of securing The College Trophy, which will be presented by Betts at the 2023-24 Awards ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall, the following prizes will be rewarded:

  • The Winning College –  will receive a GC&DC Gold Award certificate, 20 grams of SMO gold and 500 grams of AgAIN silver to make a student design/s of the course’s choice, and Betts tool vouchers to the value of £500

  • The Runner up – will receive a GC&DC Silver Award certificate, 250 grams of AgAIN silver for the course to use on student a specific project, and Betts tool vouchers to the value of £250

  • The Third place – will receive a GC&DC Bronze Certificate, 100 grams of AgAIN silver for the course to use on student project, and Betts tools vouchers to the value of £100

In liaison with the student/s, the resulting finished design/s are to be marketed and promoted by Betts using their SMO precious metals.

Glasgow School of Art
Winner of the College Trophy 2022/23

Now into its fourth century of trading, the ninth consecutive generation of Betts family management is proud of the company’s 260-year history of integrity and commercial strength. Throughout this time, their core principles have been to provide ‘quality’ and ‘service’ – two words that are easily used but rarely fulfilled. These are the two founding principles of all the Betts Group businesses today. The Betts Group offers a diversified range of products and services, all associated with precious metals.
Betts Metal Sales provides a complete service proposition to the manufacturing jeweller by offering a wide range of bullion and jewellery supplies. The business also caters for designers, jewellery students, and hobbyists, with excellent customer service from highly experienced staff and a no minimum order, no minimum charge policy. Betts’ trade counter in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is comprehensively stocked with jewellery findings, sheet, wire, tube, grain, and wedding ring blanks in gold, silver, and platinum, as well as jewellers’ tools which are available from stock over-the-counter as well as online.  Betts Refining offers comprehensive refining services and can recover precious metals from almost any source in-house in the UK.
The Betts Group has a clear focus on material provenance, which is why the business offers a wide range of responsibly sourced metal products including Fairtrade, Fairmined, Single Mine Origin gold products as well as AgAIN silver, recycled from medical X-Ray film. 


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