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Centurion Emerging Designers - DEADLINE Sept. 30th

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ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!
Fifth Annual Centurion Emerging Designers Competition
Sponsored By Stuller
Deadline for Entries: September 30, 2012
Winners Receive Complimentary Exhibit at Centurion Scottsdale 2013

                

Merrick, NY--The deadline for Centurion's fifth annual Emerging Designers Competition is less than two weeks away! The competition, sponsored again this year by Stuller, will award three lucky winners a complimentary exhibit at Centurion Scottsdale 2013, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2-6, 2012. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2012.

"Centurion is very proud to host this competition," said Centurion president/CEO Howard Hauben. "The winning artists embody creative talent and we are delighted to introduce them to the Centurion attendees, the nation's finest jewelers. We are also very pleased to have Stuller as our sponsor again for the 2013 Emerging Designers Competition."

Stuller's executive director of marketing and public relations, Ashley Brown, agrees. "Stuller has supported designers, craftsman, and artisans for 42 years, and we are thrilled and honored to sponsor the Centurion 2013 Emerging Designers Competition. Exposing little-known talent to top end buyers is one way the Centurion Show and Stuller seek to provide the jewelry business a foundation for continued success through valuable partnerships. New styles, collaborations and innovations will keep our industry relevant in a competitive consumer landscape."  

The competition is open to all designers, regardless of experience, formal training or background in jewelry design, as long as they meet the following criteria: 1) they have never before exhibited in a U.S. fine jewelry trade show; 2) they have the ability to exhibit at a trade fair; and 3) they have the ability to supply high-end retailers should they want to purchase the line.

Jamie Cassavoy, pictured below with one of her signature pieces, was a winner in the 2012 competition. She received one of the free exhibition spaces and said, "The experience of winning the Emerging Designer award was nothing short of amazing. The chance to show my work at a show as prestigious as Centurion was incredible. I got really great feedback for a line that is in its first year of production, in addition to receiving orders--which was unexpected and icing on the cake. I also have to say that Howard, the Centurion team as a whole, and the buyers and vendors were all incredibly gracious, supportive and friendly. I wish I could do it all over again!!"  
 

Entry deadline for the 2013 competition is September 30, 2012.

For full rules and to participate, click on the PDF link below. The form must be completed and emailed along with three high-resolution images and descriptions (the images may be sent in several emails if more than 3 megs each). Emails should go directly tohh@centurionjewelry.com.

Click here to access the rules and entry form, or if you can't access the direct link, copy and paste the URL below into your browser's address window to access the entry form:
http://www.centurionjewelry.com/EmergingDesignerAwards.html 


Since its 2002 debut, Centurion has become THE annual kick-off show for top-level retail jewelers and their vendors. Centurion not only represents a new industry standard, but also represents a new business model. The Centurion ownership structure is split 50/50 between show management and exhibitors. This format is a winning combination for Centurion attendees, as they remain the focus of both show management and exhibitors to ensure an unparalleled buying experience.


Centurion, 1745 Merrick Ave., Ste. 5, Merrick, NY 11566 USA 
(516) 377-5909; fax (413) 683-1333 


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