Rules, Regulations & Guidelines 2015
The Venice Jewelry Design Selection is open to anyone engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other materials, also recycled or poor materials.
2) TIME LIMIT
Work must have been completed within the 24 months preceding the closing dates for entries.
3) CLOSING DATES
All entries MUST be delivered by mail.
When submitting to the Venice Jewelry Design Selection keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated primarily on visual appeal, choice of material and craftsmanship. The best practice is to send an editorial main image on white background where the product is clearly visible.
Entries cannot be sent by post. Entries arriving after 22nd of August dates may not be judged. The jury will pre-select 20 works that has to be delivered to the Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel by the 18th of September.
Entrants are responsible for the delivery of their work to (and back) the Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel.
4) AWARDING CRITERIA AND JUDGING PROCESS
Your final design must be wearable jewelry. The piece must be your original design and cannot have won an award in any other competition prior to entry.
The best designs are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects; the wearable jewelry are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, functionality in addition to ergonomics and quality of workmanship. Both luxury and daily-usage designs can be submitted.
If you have already entered your piece in another competition, you may also enter it in the Venice Jewelry Design Selection. You will need to let us know by the date of the first round of judging (August 25, 2015) if the piece won in another competition. If it did, we will remove it from the judging.
Judges do their pre-selection and then they reach decisions in consultation with each other.
The aims and objectives of the judges are to decide whether an entry is of a high enough standard in craftsmanship and/or design to merit to be exhibited in Venice Design Week.
In the event of Judges unable to agree on a unanimous decision, a majority vote will be accepted.
5) ENTRY PROCEDURE
All completed entries will receive a confirmation email, in one week. The deadlines specified are final and there are no extensions. Multiple entries are possible adding 50% of the subscription fee for each object presented after the first one.
The exhibition at the Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel is covered by an assurance for the maximum value of € 3000 for pieces. Entrants selected has to insurance there works for the delivery.
Judges will select 12 designs to exhibit in the Jewelry VDW Selection.
August 22, 2015: A digital file of your piece, which can be in the form of a drawing, rendering or photograph.
September 2, 2015: First round of judging is held.
September 5, 2015: The 20 finalists are notified and have to send there objects to Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani by the September 18.
September 22-25, 2015: Final round of judging is held to choose the 12 selected.
September 26, 2015: The 12 finalists are notified.
September 27, 2015: Opening Exhibition by invitation
After 25th of October 2015: All finalist and winning pieces will be returned to designers.
Judges may not give awards if they consider the quality of the entries to be of insufficient merit.
Attendance at the Exhibition opening at Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel is strictly by invitation only. Due to limited places priority will be given to award winners and their guests. Award winning entries will be displayed in the exhibition entirely at the discretion of the judges and Venice Design Week.
11) COLLECTION OF ENTRIES
All entries must be collected from Venice Design Week untill the 22nd of August.
For the entries pre-selected sent to Venice will be available from the 25th of October to be picked-up or returned to the address given by Special Delivery after the 25th of October. Optional: postal deliveries are recorded separately and Items valued under € 1,000 will be charged € 140 for postage, packing and insurance, payable, in advance, by bank transfer to: Venice Design Week or selected partner. For items above this, additional costs of postage, packing and insurance will be added.
Any entries not collected after the 1st November 2015 onwards will incur a charge of € 100 per item per month. Entries not collected within two months following the above date can be disposed of at the discretion of the Venice Design Week.
THE VENICE DESIGN WEEK IS THE ARBITER OF THESE RULES AND THEIR INTERPRETATION IS FINAL.
12) OPENING AND CEREMONY
At Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel 27th September, Venice Italy – by invitation
Open to the public from Monday 28th September – Sunday 11th October 2015, 10am to 5pm
Download Jewelry_application_form and send by mail
Information: Venice Design Week contacts
Technical partner: Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel, architetti Da Rin Perego, D33 sas.