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Vision Award Distinction Categories

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.

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.

Enamel Distinction (NEW for 2019): Honors entries that best incorporate glass-based enamel as a primary design element. Sponsored by Rio Grande

Laser DistinctionHonors 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


*Categories for the 2020 competition may alter slightly, please check back before submitting material

The Call for Entries for the 2020 competition will open in late January.

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