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Thursday, September 29, 2011

21st Annual MJSA Vision Awards OPEN


2011 1st Place Custom Design:
Cynthia Zava,
Cynthia Renee, Inc.
 21st Annual MJSA Vision Awards
         Competition is OPEN!

Every year, the association celebrates outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design with our MJSA Vision Awards competition. The winning designers and students represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry--and the Vision Awards competition showcases their creativity and boosts their careers.
2011 1st Pl. Visionary Technical Solution, Adam Neeley, Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry Inc.
2011 1st Pl. Visionary Technical Solution, Adam Neeley, Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry Inc.
MJSA ensures the Vision Award winners receive the recognition they deserve by promoting their triumph through the industry's leading publications, which in 2012 will include Instore, Metalsmith, and the association's own MJSA Journal. In addition, their winning entries will be on display for thousands of buyers and exhibitors during the annual MJSA Expo New York, the largest and oldest trade show in the U.S. dedicated to the design and manufacture of jewelry, which will be heldMarch 11-13, 2012. Other prizes include gift certificates of up to $500 (courtesy of Rio Grande), cash awards, book libraries, and, for student winners, scholarships up to $1,000.

2012 AWARD CATEGORIES Design ExcellenceHonors designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship, and marketability.
 
Visionary Technical SolutionHonors 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
Sponsored by LaserStar Technologies Corp.
Recognizes entries in which the design relied upon the use of a laser.
 
Gold Distinction
Sponsored by Hoover & Strong
Recognizes entries that include a minimum of 75% of a karat gold alloy in the design.

Palladium Distinction
Sponsored by Palladium Alliance International
Recognizes entries that include a minimum of 75% of the design metal(s) in 950 palladium.

Platinum Distinction
Sponsored by Platinum Guild International
Recognizes entries that include a minimum of 75% of the design metal(s) in either 90% or 95% platinum. 

Custom Design Distinction
Honors designs that met a client's request for a custom designed piece and the challenges encountered during the design process and how they were overcome.

Future of the Industry Award
Sponsored by MJSA Education Foundation 
Recognizes the work of students in jewelry-related programs who exhibit exceptional design talent and creativity.


Click here to learn more about this year's competition and find out how to enter! Or visit the Career Center at mjsa.org.

Thank you to our 2012 sponsors:
 
General Sponsor:
Rio Grande Logo
 
Laser Distinction:
Laserstar Logo
 
Gold Distinction:
Hoover & Strong Logo
 
Palladium Distinction:
Palladium Alliance
 
Platinum Distinction:
Platinum Guild Logo
 
Custom Design Distinction:
TechForm Logo
 
Future of the Industry:
MJSA Ed. Foundation Stacked
 
Media Sponsors:
Instore Logo
 
Metalsmith Logo
 
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