Rules, Regulations & Guidelines 2018
The competition is promoted by Venice Design Week, Contemporary Jewelry Association Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC), Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel.
Media Partner: GioielloContemporaneo.it, Vicenza Jewellery.
Deadline May 22nd 2018
The Jewelry Venice Design Week Selection 2018 is open to anyone engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other materials, also recycled or scrap materials. The award’s focus is on contemporary jewelry and it’s an ideal platform to increase awareness of your brand and get recognition in Italy.
Journey into the essence of the jewel: the project leads the inspiration to become shape and matter.
3) TIME LIMIT
Works must have been completed within the 24 months preceding the closing dates for entries.
4) CLOSING DATES
All entries must be delivered by mail email@example.com
When submitting to the Venice Jewelry VDW Design Selection 2018 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 or black background where the product is clearly visible.
Entries cannot be sent by post in the first round. Entries arriving after 22nd of May cut off date may not be judged. The jury will pre-select around 12 works that have to be delivered to the Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani for the second and final round of judging.
Entrants are responsible for the delivery of their work to (and back) the Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel.
5) AWARDING CRITERIA AND JUDGING PROCESS
Your final design must be wearable jewelry. The piece must be your original design.
The best designs are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects; the wearable jewelry are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, 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 Jewelry VDW Design Selection. You will need to let us know by the date of the first round of judging if the piece won in another competition.
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.
6) ENTRY PROCEDURE
All completed entries will receive a confirmation email, in three weeks. The deadlines specified are final and there are no extensions. Multiple entries are possible by adding 50% of the subscription fee for each object presented after the first entry.
Subscription fee: € 25 designers and € 10 students.
Bank transfer to: Arte e Design Venezia Associazione Culturale
Please write clearly the name and surname or brand namne – Call Jewelry 2018
Banca Prossima S.p.a. – Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 20121 Milano Italia
IBAN iT86M0335901600100000149735 BIC BCiTiTMX (only EU bank transfer) Non-EU residents please contact the organization by mail; it is possible to pay the fee with PayPal or Credit Card or Western Union transfer.
The exhibition (6 – 28 October) at the Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel is covered by an assurance for the maximum value of € 1000 for piece. Entrants selected has to insurance there works for the delivery.
Judges will select around 12 designs to exhibit in the Jewelry VDW Selection or how many they decide to exhibit.
One of the projects will be selected also for the exhibition 2019 in the National Archeological Museum of Adria.
Since 2017 we have special awards offered by Gallery Oh My Blue Venezia, OONA Berlin, Bini Australia.
The competition awards give to the designers the possibility to exhibit in different towns.
May 22, 2018: A digital file of your piece, which can be in the form of a drawing, rendering or photograph.
June 20, 2018: First round of judging is held.
June 30, 2018: The finalists are notified and have to send there objects to Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani by the July 20.
July 22-August 05, 2018: Final round of judging is held to choose the 12 selected.
August 25, 2018: The 12 finalists are notified.
October 13, 2018: Ceremony and meeting with designers by invitation only.
October during VDW (day soon available), 2018: guided visit at 5 pm some designers will present there works.
After 15th of November 2018: 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.
Exhibition will open to the public Saturday 6th October to Sunday 28th October 2018, 2pm to 7pm. At Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel 13th October, Venice Italy – by invitation
Invitation to the cerimony is limited to 70 people, due to limited places priority will be given to the winners and their guests. The winning works will be exhibited at the discretion of the Judges and the Venice Design Week organizers.
12) COLLECTION OF ENTRIES
All entries must be recived by Venice Design Week by the 22nd of May 12:00 pm.
The entries chosen for the exhibition will be available for collection starting on the 5th of November. Enteries can be picked up inperson or by courier arranged by the designer. Optional shipment can be exceptionally arranged by recorded postal delivery for a charge of €140 with an maximum insured value of under € 1,000. The packaging and shipment fee is payable in advance by bank transfer to: Venice Design Week or the selected partner. For items above this value, additional postage, packing and insurance charges will be incured.
Any entries not collected after the 20th November 2018 will incur a charge of € 100 per item per month for storage. Entries not collected within two months following the above date will 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.
13) CEREMONY and MEETING WITH DESIGNERS
At Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani 7th October, Venice Italy. Attendance at the exhibition opening is strictly by invitation only.
A guided visit to the exhibition 8th October 5pm is open to the public.
Fill the Jewelry application form and send it (button INVIA) firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. +39 348 4545145
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