The competition provides designers with several opportunities for deserved recognition. The winning entries will be acknowledged and on display at MJSA Expo.
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.
Enamel Distinction (NEW for 2019): Honors entries that best incorporate glass-based enamel as a primary design element. Sponsored by Rio Grande
Laser Distinction: 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. Sponsored by Laserstar Technologies Inc.
Custom Design Distinction: Honors designs that met a client’s request and the challenges encountered during the design process and how they were overcome. Sponsored by Century Casting Co.
Responsible Practices Distinction: : Honors designs that use responsibly sourced materials, including recycled metals and fair-trade gems, and were created using environmentally sensitive manufacturing processes. Sponsored by The Richline Group
Future of the Industry Award: This award recognizes the work of students in jewelry-related programs who exhibit exceptional design talent and creativity. Sponsored by the MJSA Education Foundation