2015 | 4th edition A Jewel for Peace ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMPETITION Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A., with the technical support of the Design School of Milan Polytechnic, and with the high patronage of the United Nations, is announcing an international competition for ideas, open to talented young jewellery designers under the age of 30. The subject of the competition is to design a piece of jewellery for Peace. “Peace” can be taken as representing an inspiration, a metaphor or an element associated to the production process. A Jewel for Peace is an interoperation of jewellery in a way that links it to sustainability and social awareness, where the designer presents new symbolic, productive uses. Inspiration can be reflected through materials, shapes, workmanship, symbols or historical or geographical references, as well as element that would transform the jewel into an item that evokes peace. Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. is a committed believer in the potential of young people, and this competition is an essential mean with which to scout and spotlight new talents in the international jewellery environment. The deadline for the presentation of the designs is March 29, 2015. The winners will be presented in May 2015 during the VICENZAORO Spring show. 2015 | 4th edition 1. COMPETITION THEME The theme for the 2015 competition is “A Jewel for Peace.” It requires candidates to design a piece of jewellery dedicated to peace, which means an item of contemporary jewellery that will convey the cultural, humanitarian, social, political, economic, and productive ideals of peace. The choice of material is at discretion of the designer, while the type of item needs to be a ring, earrings, pendant, necklace, bracelet or brooch. 2. COMPETITION RULES The competition is open to all Italian and international designers who are aged 30 years and under on January 30, 2015 (born on or before January 30, 1985). Each person taking part in the competition is allowed to present more than one design entry, each of which must be entered into the competition individually. Designs must be previously unseen or used and created expressly for the competition. Group entries will not be accepted. Entry to the competition implies unconditional acceptance of this announcement and the regulations of same, as well as of all decisions made by the jury. 3. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS Applicants must submit a competition application, recorded on a CD or DVD with the participant’s name clearly marked and containing: 1. The participant’s personal details (date and place of birth, residence, telephone number and email), the title of the project and a declaration explicitly stating acceptance of the competition rules. 2. The design proposal, consisting of a maximum of 2 design plates in A3 and A4 format (black and white, or colour) in free scale. A 5 cm strip must be placed at the top and divided as follows: (1) In the left section, the Fiera di Vicenza logo (downloadable from the website: http://concorso.vicenzaoro.com/2015/); (2) In the centre, the caption “NEXT JENERATION - Jewellery Talent Contest 2015 A Jewel for Peace; (3) On the right, the participant’s name. 3. A brief outline (max. 800 characters) in Word or PDF format , describing the inspiration. The outline may include any preparatory sketches that illustrate the development of the design. 4.Pictures of the design and any preparatory sketches in jpg format, in high (300 dpi, 15 cm minimum base) and low resolution (72 dpi). 5.Pictures of the prototype or renders are recommended, but not compulsory. 6.Please note: unreadable CDs will not be accepted. 2015 | 4th edition 4. DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION The materials requested must be delivered by hand or by post or courier, no later than 12.00 PM on March 29 2015, EDT, to the following address: Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. (For the attention of Carolina Lotto, Events Manager) Via dell’oreficeria 16 36100 Vicenza Italy The date of the postmark will not be accepted as proof of posting. Entries will only be accepted if received on or before the date stated above. The envelope containing the entry and other material shall be clearly marked “NEXT JENERATION - Jewellery Talent Contest 2015” and the name of the applicant. 5. JURY Chairman Gijs Bakker, Designer and Founder of Droog Design and Chi ha paura…? Panel Members Luisa Bocchietto, Designer and Past President of ADI Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewellery Design at Milan Polytechnic Marco Romanelli, Designer Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation The jury’s decision-making process will remain confidential, although the list of winners will be made public, as will any special mentions. The jury will reach a majority decision and this decision is final. 6. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The selection and evaluation of the designs will take into account their originality, innovation, wearability, and compliance with the competition theme, and also the potential ability of the design to be reproduced on an industrial scale. 2015 | 4th edition 7. PRIZE A total amount of euro 6,000 will be divided as follows: 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize euro 3.000 euro 2.000 euro 1.000 8. INTELLECTUAL AND EXPLOITATION PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THE DESIGNS Competition participants will maintain property and exploitation rights for their designs. However, they undertake not to grant said rights to others within six months of the date of competition awards. 9. INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS The Jury’s decision will be made known to the winners by email. Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. will promote and announce the competition and competition winners to trade press and the results will be made known at the VICENZAORO Spring show in May 2015. Through their participants in the competition, entrants grant Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. the right to display their designs to the public andvarious shows, expos and events, and also to publish the designs in the relevant catalogue and via the trade press. 10. RETURN OF MATERIALS Material submitted to the competition will not be returned. 11. AUTHORISATION Pursuant to law 675/96 concerning data protection, competition entrants grant permission to process personal data for the purposes of the competition.
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