Rules, Regulations & Guidelines 2017
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 18th May 2017
The Jewelry Venice Design Week Selection is open to anyone engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other materials, also recycled or poor materials.
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 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 18th of May dates may not be judged. The jury will pre-select 15 or 20 works that has to be delivered to the Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel 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, 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 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 two weeks. 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.
Subscription fee: € 25 designers and € 10 students.
Bank transfer to Arte e Design Venezia Associazione Culturale
write, please: name and surname or brand Call Jewelry 2017
Banca Prossima S.p.a. – Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 – 20121 Milano Italia
IBAN iT86M0335901600100000149735 BIC BCiTiTMX
If you prefer paypal or credit card please write us.
The exhibition at the Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel is covered by an assurance for the maximum value of € 1000 for pieces. Entrants selected has to insurance there works for the delivery.
Judges will select 12 designs to exhibit in the Jewelry VDW Selection.
One of the projects will be selected also for the exhibition 2018 in the National Archeological Museum of Adria.
May 18, 2017: A digital file of your piece, which can be in the form of a drawing, rendering or photograph.
July 15, 2017: First round of judging is held.
July 18, 2017: The 20 finalists are notified and have to send there objects to Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani by the July 30.
August 1-30, 2017: Final round of judging is held to choose the 12 selected.
September 6, 2017: The 12 finalists are notified.
October 8, 2017: Ceremony and meeting with designers by invitation only.
October 9, 2017: guided visit at 5 pm some designers will present there work.
After 15th of November 2017: 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 7th October to Sunday 15th October 2017, 10am to 5pm. At Design Ca’ Pisani Hotel 8th October 4pm, 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 collected from Venice Design Week untill the 18th of May.
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. 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 15th November 2017 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.
13) CEREMONY and MEETING WITH DESIGNERS
At Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani 8th October 4pm, Venice Italy. Attendance at the exhibition opening is strictly by invitation only.
Guided visit to the exhibition 9th October 5pm. reserve by mail, please.
Download Jewelry application form and send by mail firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. +39 348 4545145
Technical Partner: architetti Da Rin Perego, D33 sas.