2012 Awards announced24th Jan 12
The JAA announces the
2012 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards
The Jewellers Association of Australia will hold its prestigious biennial national design competition in 2012, the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards, showcasing Australia and New Zealand's most impressive jewellery designs and designers.
All the winners will be announced on 3 September 2012 at a gala evening at the Sydney Hilton Hotel where the who’s-who of the industry will gather to celebrate the leading lights of the jewellery world. The awards celebrate excellence in design and craftsmanship and provide industry members across Australia and New Zealand with a vital arena in which to showcase their abundant creative talent. The design competition is open to all Australian and New Zealand jewellers including jewellery apprentices and students.
A truly beautiful piece of jewellery combines nature’s most splendid handiwork with the vision and artistic creativity of the designer and the skill and execution of the fabricating jeweller. The JAA’s design competition – the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards – honours jewellers who create pieces with the highest levels of artistry, creativity and excellence in quality and style. To be recognised with a JAA Jewellery Award, jewellers must express their individuality and craft through the design and manufacture of one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. The JAA is committed to bringing national media attention to all competition participants, providing each entrant a platform to share their unique brand and perspective with retail jewellery consumers in their market area and across the nation.
WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER
Showcase your design talent
All entrants have the opportunity to win JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards for each of the ten competition categories. All jewellery pieces will be displayed prominently at the JAA International Jewellery Fair. All jewellery pieces will be photographed and will appear in a Jewellery Awards supplement that will be distributed at the Awards Evening, in the October edition of Jeweller magazine and Jewellery Time magazine (New Zealand). The supplement will also appear on the JAA website. All entrants will receive a customised Certificate of Entry from the JAA and a professional, high resolution image of their piece, for use in their marketing promotion.
Category winners receive a customised Awards trophy and certificate from the JAA to display on their premises and a professional, high-resolution image and video of the winning piece, for use in their marketing promotion. Category winners will be prominently featured in the Awards supplement. The JAA will also promote the winners to all major and international trade media and winners will receive customised press releases for use with their local media.
Jeweller of the Year winner will receive a trip to Hong Kong to attend the 2013 Hong Kong International Jeweller Show, return flights for one person and three nights accommodation to the value of $2,000.00. In addition to this, they will also receive a scholarship to undertake the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) Diploma of Gemmology first year course valued at $2,750.00 (or courses to the value of $2,750.00 if the winner is already a gemmologist)
Apprentice/Student of the Year winner will receive $1,000.00 in prize money.
Submissions: 4 June to 15 June 2012
Judging day: 25 June 2012
Finalists notified: 9 July 2012
Award Gala Evening: 3 September 2012
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