12 October 2011
NEXT JENERATION - JEWELLERY TALENT CONTEST
Politecnico di Milano
Project submission March 16, 2012
FIERA DI VICENZA
in collaboration with
SCHOOL OF DESIGN
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A., with the scientific collaboration of the School of Design Politecnico di Milano, is holding an international Competition for young, under - 30 designers. Contenders will be required to design an item
of jewellery as a Souvenier d’Italie which would evoke the best of Italy
through contemporary aesthetics.
Inspiration may be taken from any formal, artistic, technological, material, historical or scenic aspect of Italy.
Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. believes in the young generation and the Competition
is an indispensable scouting tool that brings to light and promotes new talent in the international gold and jewellery business.
The deadline for design entry is 16th March 2012. Prizes will be awarded
at VICENZAORO Charm in May 2012.
1. THE THEME OF THE COMPETITION
The theme of the Competition 2012 is the design of an item of jewellery
to represent a Souvenir d’Italie, intended not only as an object for memory recall but also as a formal, artistic, technological, material and historical reference to the country of Italy. While contenders have free rein as to the materials they use, the final product must be an item of jewellery: a ring, earrings, pendant, necklace, bracelet or brooch.
2. PARTICIPATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Competition is open to all under-30 designers from Italy and abroad who, on 30th January 2012 are still under 30 years of age (date of birth not before 30th January 1982). Participants may present several different ideas as long as separate Competition entry forms are used. Designs must be entirely new and explicitly created for the Competition. Participation in the Contest implies unconditional acceptance of all rules, regulations and Jury decisions.
3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
1. Competition entry form on unstamped paper complete with the
contestant’s personal details (date and place of birth, address, telephone
number and e-mail) and an explicit declaration of Competition regulation
2. Maximum no. 2, size A3 design illustrations, in black and white
or colour and in free scale, mounted on a rigid but light support (max.
thickness 5mm); a 5-cm wide strip, divided into 3 columns, should
be positioned at the top of the page to contain the following: Fiera
di Vicenza S.p.A. logo, downloadable from the www.aboutjewellery.it
website, on the left; “NEXT JENERATION - Jewellery Talent Contest
2012 - Souvenir d’Italie” in the centre; the contender’s name and
surname on the right.
3. One copy of the above-mentioned illustrations in A4 format.
4. A brief summary (max. 800 characters) in A4 format outlining the
sources of inspiration. Any preliminary sketches to illustrate how the
design developed may be included.
5. A model or prototype. (Recommended but not compulsory)
6. A cd containing pictures of the design, any preliminary sketches and
the prototype in jpg format in both high (300 dpi base minimum 15 cm)
and low (72 dpi) resolution, the design report and the entry form in word
or pdf. The name of the contender must be clearly visible on the cd.
Illegible cds will not be accepted.
The above documents must be delivered by hand, post or courier
no later than 12 noon on 16th March 2012 to the following address:
Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A.
F.A.O. Carolina Lotto
Marketing & Events Dept.
Via dell’Oreficeria, 16
The postage date will not be considered and only entries that are actually delivered within the above terms will be accepted. NEXT JENERATION Jewellery Talent Contest 2012 should be clearly marked on the envelope.
The Jury will comprise top members of the jewellery and design world.
The list of names will be published on the www.aboutjewellery.it website. Jury deliberations will be confidential but award classification and any recommendations will be made public. The Jury vote is by majority
and absolutely final.
6. ASSESSMENT METHODS
Designs will be selected and assessed according to their originality, degree of innovation, modern interpretation of a
souvenir, interaction with the human body and potential for production in series.
The euro 6.000.00 total prize money will be divided as follows:
1st prize: euro 3.000
2nd prize: euro 2.000
3rd prize: euro 1.000
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Contenders will maintain the intellectual property rights for their designs. They will also promise not to sell these rights to third parties in the six months following prize giving.
9. RESULT INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURE
The winners will be informed of the Jury’s assessment by e-mail.
Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. will present the Contest and inform the press
of the results during the VICENZAORO Charm exhibition in May 2012.
The contenders will authorize Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A. to showcase the designs to the public (Exhibitions and Shows) and to publish them
in a catalogue or in the jewellery press.
10. RESTITUTION OF MATERIALS
The Competition documents will not be returned.
In relation to law 675/96 on privacy and the processing of personal details, the Competition contenders hereby authorize their data to be processed for the Competition management purposes.