The competition provides designers with several opportunities for deserved recognition. The winning entries will be acknowledged and on display at MJSA Expo, which is held every March in New York City.
Professional Design Excellence (1-3 years in business): Honors designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship, and marketability by jewelers in business for 1-3 years
Professional Design Excellence (4 years in business): Honors designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship, and marketability by jewelers in business for 4 or more years
Each year, the Vision Awards include various sponsored categories to honor designers working with specific techniques. The 2017 Distinction Categories will include:
Custom Design Distinction: Sponsored by Century Casting Co. Inc. Honors designs that met a client’s request and the challenges encountered during the design process and how they were overcome
Laser Distinction: Sponsored by LaserStar Technologies. Honors entries in which the design relied upon the use of a laser for welding and engraving and any technical challenges that were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion
CAD/CAM Distinction: Sponsored by Gemvision. Honors designs that were created with the use of CAD/CAM technologies and the challenges that were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion
Responsible Practices Distinction: Sponsored by The Richline Group. Honors designs that use responsibly sourced materials, including recycled metals and fair-trade gems, and were created using environmentally sensitive manufacturing processes.
Future of the Industry Award: Sponsored by MJSA Education Foundation, this award recognizes the work of students in jewelry-related programs who exhibit exceptional design talent and creativity.
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