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GIT announces US$9000 cash prize for World Jewelry Design Awards 2018

Bangkok, 10 May, 2018 – The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) is inviting designers worldwide to compete for the winning cash prize of US$ 9,000 (approximately 300,000 Baht) and a trophy from Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol in the 12th World Jewelry Design Awards 2018.

This year’s contest is held under the theme of ‘The Pearl of Wisdom – Illumination from under the Surface’. Contestants must use pearl or mother of pearl as the centrepiece of the jewellery design, which must be able to be manufactured and sold. The design can be in the format of coloured drawings (open to any technique) or computer renderings.

Ms. Duangkamol Jiambutr, Director of the GIT, said this annual international jewellery design is in line with GIT’s mission to develop workforce for the industry.

“This contest is a challenging stage for designers of all levels, from students, young designers to professional designers where they will get an opportunity to show their creativity and boundless imagination to design jewellery that will be shown internationally,” she said.

Submissions are open from now until 28 May, and winner announcement will be made on 10 September. The design of the finalists will be made into jewellery to be exhibited at the 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair that will be held in the Thai capital from 7-11 September 2018.

Awards will be divided into two categories: the award from the decision of honourary judges, and the Popular Design Award 2018 that is open for the public to vote from the 20 top designs through the official website.

The submission may be in physical copies or digital files to be sent to:
Training Department,
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand
140, 140/1-3, 140/5 at ITF Tower, 3rd floor,
Silom Rd., Suriwongse,
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

For more information and application download:
Call +66 (0) 2634 4999 ext. 301-306

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