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PGI's Platinum Innovation Awards in their 5th Year! Submissions Due April 10th


PGI IS HAVING AN ANNIVERSARY!

PLATINUM GUILD INTERNATIONAL USA ANNOUNCES 
THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 
OF THE PLATINUM INNOVATION AWARDS SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 10th

Since its inception in 2010, the Platinum Innovation Awards have served to spark inspiration and excitement amongst the jewelry trade and to increase the passion for platinum design. Platinum Guild International (PGI USA) in conjunction with JCK Las Vegas is pleased to continue the momentum on the fifth anniversary of the competition and announce a call for entries for the JCK 2014 Platinum Innovation Awards. The Awards will be held at JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, May 30 through June 1, 2014. The deadline to submit design information and images is April 10, 2014 and complete platinum product submissions are due April 25, 2014. Exhibitors from JCK, as well as the LUXURY, Elite Enclave and AGTA Shows are welcome to participate.



The fifth year of the competition welcomes new elements. PGI-USA is pleased to collaborate with the American Gem Trade Association who will sponsor the Platinum and Colored Gemstone category open to AGTA members only. Additionally, to commemorate the fifth year of the competition, PGI USA is introducing a new anniversary themed design challenge category where designers are encouraged to design one platinum piece inspired by the traditional five-year anniversary gift of wood. The category offers designers a true opportunity to express their individuality and creativity by exploring the theme however they see fit.

The full list of categories is as follows:
Fifth Anniversary Platinum Innovation Awards Challenge
Platinum Engagement Ring
Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (settings under $2500 retail)
Platinum Wedding Band
Platinum Men’s Jewelry
Everyday Platinum Fashion Jewelry (women’s)
Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry
AGTA Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Entrants for the Platinum Innovation Awards can log on to the site at http://platinumguild.com/en-US/news-press/platinum-innovation-awards to view guidelines, FAQs, and to submit.

Entrants are welcome to submit up to one design per category and will automatically become “nominees” into this year’s competition upon submission. All supplied photos will be featured on PGI USA’s press websitewww.pgi-press.com. Awards will be granted twice in each category, based on one Editor’s Choice and one Buyer’s Choice Award. One special Best in Show award will go to the design that receives the highest, cumulative number of votes. Judging will begin on May 6th at an exclusive Editor Preview Event in New York City. Editor’s choices will not be revealed until after the buyers have voted at the shows.

“The Platinum Innovation Awards have become an industry trademark amongst those who are passionate about working in platinum” says PGI-USA CEO Huw Daniel. “With each contest, we see increased ingenuity and a sense of pride in participation. We are excited to see what the new element in the competition will inspire and anticipate that we will see the greatest level of innovation in platinum design to date.”

Winners in each of the eight categories will be announced on June 1, 2014, and will receive a generous promotional benefits package.

For complete details and to submit your best platinum designs, please visit www.platinumguild.com. The deadline for all entries is April 10, 2014.

About PGI-USA:
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its, pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade. PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visitwww.platinumguild.com
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