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GIT Invites Designers to Compete for Its World Jewelry Design Award 2020

The application ends on 30th June 2020.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BANGKOK — The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT invites Thai and foreign designers to showcase their creativity by submitting their jewelry designs to win GIT’s World Jewelry Design Award 2020. The application ends on 30th June 2020.

This year, the contestants must design jewelry under the concept of “Beyond Jewelry: Artistic Elegance of Gems”, where their products should be more than ordinary jewelry without limitation of the material used. The designers are allowed to freely express their imagination to create exquisite and valuable designs combined with functionality.

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Mrs.Duangkamol Jiambut, director of the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand said this contest is different from last year as there is no limitation to the types of gemstones that can be used, allowing the artists and designers to fully release their creativity. They can also make use of new materials such as wood, plastic, resin, embroidery techniques and other innovations as well.

“Today, jewelry is more than just an accessory and should serve a functional purpose. We expect to see new and extraordinary designs that can be developed into products that can be sold. GIT, together with the partners, will produce jewelry from the designs that made it to the final round to exhibit at the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair in September this year as well,” she added.

This contest has a total prize value of 9,500 USD. The winner will receive a cash prize of 4,000 USD with a commemorative plaque, the1st runner-up will receive a cash prize of 3,000 USD with a commemorative plaque, the 2nd runner-up will receive a cash prize of 1,500 USD with a commemorative plaque and 1 consolation prize of 1,000 USD with a commemorative plaque. The result of the first-round judging will be announced on 9th July 2020.

The designers must submit at least 3 drawings in 1 collection to match the title, regardless of the techniques used or drawings from computer software. They must include designs for a necklace and other accessories such as earrings, rings, bracelets, etc.

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Those interested can download the application form and submit the entry from today – 30th June 2020 via the website www.gitwjda.com or submit the design with the application form via mail or in person at the Training Center, The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) 140 ITF – Tower Building 3rd Floor, Silom Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500.

For more information, please contact GIT Training Center at +66 2 634 4999 ext. 301-306 and 311-312 and see the application details at www.gitwjda.com

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