Thursday, November 11, 2010

2011 New Talent Contest

The American Jewelry Design Council is now accepting applications for its annual New Talent Contest. The winner will be awarded a booth in the New Designer Gallery at the summer JA Show in New York City and will be the focus of extensive media attention. The entire jewelry industry eagerly awaits the New York debut of the AJDC's pick. In addition, the winner receives professional support from members of the AJDC on making the step to larger markets.
Applicants must be a designer/owner of a jewelry manufacturing business, produce in the United States and have never exhibited at a JA Show. Selection is based on originality, craftsmanship, innovation, marketability and cohesiveness. The names of all finalists are submitted to the JA selection committee for consideration as a candidate for the New Designer Gallery. Winner and finalists are honored at an awards ceremony during the show.

Deadline for submission is January 14, 2011.

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