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19th annual MJSA Vision Awards – Jewelry Design Competition

by JewelStruck on Nov.05, 2009, under News & Events

Celebrating outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) has started accepting entries for the 19th annual MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition.

Rules & Categories

Entries can be submitted before January 15, 2010. They are accepting entries in 5 different categories, which include

  • Design Excellence – for designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship and marketability
  • Visionary Technical Solution – for designs in which specific technical challenges, such as combining two non-complementary metals were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion
  • Laser Distinction – for entries in which the design relied upon the use of a laser (sponsored by LaserStar Technologies)
  • Gold Distinction – for entries that include a minimum of 75 percent of a karat gold alloy in the design (sponsored by Hoover & Strong).
  • Future of the Industry Award – In addition, students in any jewelry-related program may submit rendered designs for the Future of the Industry Award, which recognizes exceptional design achievement and potential


All MJSA Vision Award winners will be honored at a March 16 ceremony during the annual MJSA Expo New York. Winning entries will also be on display at the Expo for thousands of buyers and exhibitors and they will be featured or recognized in special ad pages in InStore magazine, Metalsmith magazine, and the association’s own MJSA Journal.

How to

For submission guidelines, or to download an entry form, go to the Career Center at or e-mail For more information, call MJSA at (800) 444-6572.

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