JJS-IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards in India, 2016

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Indian Jeweller(IJ) Magazine invites jewellery Manufacturers, Retailers and Designers from across India to participate in this coveted competition and make use of the platform to showcase their creativity to the world. It is time to take the first step to be the stars of the gem and jewellery industry of India.

It has been our tradition to salute and recognise the highest level of art, creativity and innovation and present a platform to showcase it to the world

This year, the 2016 edition of JJS-IJJCDA is geared to be bigger and better than before to garner unprecedented amount of exposure, glitz and media coverage.

Eligibility:
(a) Eligible Entrants: The contest is open to businesses and individuals engaged in the design, manufacture and retail of Jewellery. For businesses who enter, the person submitting an entry on behalf of a business must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and must be properly authorized to enter on behalf of such business. For individuals who enter, you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of ‘IJ Magazine’ or ‘JH Group’ (“Organizer”), its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or any other companies sponsoring the Awards are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.
(b) Eligible Pieces: To be eligible, the Jewellery piece must (i) be commercially available, (ii) be an original design, and (iii) meet the category requirements (general and specific) for each category in which it is entered. The category requirements are set forth below.
(c) Design which got awards anywhere won’t be allowed to participate.
(d) Design/Jewellery which are manufactured in the year 2015-16 can only take part.
(e) Product categories are only for Jewellery Manufacturers to participate in.
(f) Best of the Best Categories are for jewellery retailers and retailers cum manufacturers to participate.

Genral Design Category Requirements:
•Each piece entered must be commercially available. A one-of-a-kind piece may be entered as long as it is commercially available.
•Prototypes and/or CAD drawings will be disqualified. Submit photos of finished Jewellery only.
•Semi-mounts should be shown with center stone so that voters can see the design. You must indicate in the description if the price is for the semi-mount only. The category selected for a semi-mount should be based on the price of the semi-mount only, exclusive of center stone.
•All natural (i.e., mined) diamond Jewellery must be compliant with the Kimberley Process system of warranties.

Specific Category Requirement:
•Diamond Jewellery: Natural diamonds only. Lab-created stones will not be accepted. All treatments (i.e., lasering, HPHT) must be disclosed. The entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Colored Stone Jewellery: Natural stones only. All treatments must be disclosed. Lab-created and synthetic stones will not be accepted for this category. The entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Gold Jewellery: Minimum of 18 karat. Yellow, white, rose, and multi-tone all qualify.The entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Designer Jewellery : Participation only for designer labels. Disclosure of synthetics, lab created gemstone is required. All treatments must be disclosed. Lab-created and synthetic stones can be accepted for this category. Minimum of 18 karat gold or 92.5 silver.The entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•CZ Jewellery : Disclosure of synthetics, lab created gemstone is required. All treatments must be disclosed. Lab-created and synthetic stones can be accepted for this category.The entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Best Bridal Design: Category consists of bridal jewellery (i.e. combination of necklace, earrings, rings, bangles, etc) mangalsutras.
•Temple Jewellery of the Year: Minimum 18 karat gold.Yellow, Antique and multi-tone will qualify. Precious & Semi-precious stones can be used. Temple Jewellery comes in varied designs like:
(i) Traditional such as waves, dots & lines.
(ii) Motif such as floral shapes like lotus flower, birds like peacock and swans.
(iii) Abstract such as zig-zag and interspersion of shapes.
(iv) Temple designs such as God & Goddesses, dancers & royal figure statues.
•Theme based Jewellery of the Year – Architectural: The jewellery that takes direct inspiration from Buildings, Monuments or Cities. Jewellers and Designers must generate contemporary, practical and aesthetically attractive designs in terms of look and feel. All kind of alloy (metals) qualify. No accessories allowed. The entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Accessory Jewellery of the Year: Minimum 14 karat gold and 750 silver will be accepted. The accessories can include Hair pin, Hair hanglets, Cuff-links, Tie-pin, Brooch, Pen , Mobile Cover/Clip, Purse, Clutch, Wallet, Kalangi & Buttons, etc.

How to Apply
•Submit entries to: IJ Magazine Attn: IJ Jewellers’ Choice Designs Awards
Indian Jeweller Magazine, Journal House, A-95 Janta Colony, Jaipur – 302004 India
•Entries must be received by 31st August, 2016.
•To be complete, an entry must include: (1) a completed and signed entry form (complete all fields); (2) photographs on CD that meet the Photo Submission Requirements stated on the entry form; and (3) entry fee payment calculated in accordance with the Entry/ Processing Fees table set forth on the entry form.
•Late and incomplete entries will be disqualified. Once a submission is made, no additional or replacement photography or copy will be accepted.
•You may submit as many entries as you’d like, and may enter a piece in multiple categories. Each entry per category shall require a separate entry form, photo submission CD, and fee (e.g., a single piece entered in both the diamond Jewellery under Rs 5,00,000 category and the gold Jewellery under Rs 2,50,000 category will require a separate entry form, photo CD, and fee for each category).

Prizes:
•All category award-winning pieces will be featured in Dec-Jan 2017 Issue of IJ.
•All category award winners and finalists will be featured in IJ’s “Best of the Best” Jewellers’ Choice Award Supplement, which will be mailed with the Jan or Feb issue of IJ.
•All category award winners and finalists will receive a IJ Jewellers’ Choice Award logo and collateral materials for use in promoting their winning piece.
•All category award winners will receive a IJ Jewellers’ Choice Design Award Trophy at the award ceremony.
•All category award winners and finalists will receive a certificate by the Organizer.

Application Deadline is 31-August-2016.

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