Jewelry Television® Launches
"JTV's Rock Star Designer" National Competition
JTV in search of the next big jewelry design star
Jewelry Television® (JTV), one of the country's largest retailers of fine jewelry and gemstones, announced today that the company is launching a national competition to discover talented jewelry designers. JTV's Rock Star Designer Contest is open to the public and the online call for entries runs from March 21 through April 30, 2015.
"We know there are many talented jewelry designers just waiting to be discovered and given their first big break," said Jill Johnson, VP Marketing. "We decided to use our international platform to offer exposure for contestants, as well as an opportunity to help one lucky winner get started in the jewelry industry."
Entrants must submit photos of finished jewelry they have designed and made that represents their unique design style, along with a headshot and video message explaining why they should be JTV's first Rock Star Designer.
The winner will receive:
$5,000 cash prize
One-on-one mentoring with JTV's international buyers
Segment on JTV featuring winner's jewelry collection
Exposure to 85 million households
Introductions to industry insiders and manufacturers
100 jewelry designers will be selected from the applicant group by the judges' panel, consisting of industry experts. The initial finalists will be posted online for public viewing and voting, which will narrow the group to 10 semi-finalists.
The panel of judges will narrow the group to 5 finalists who will be notified on May 29th and will receive an all-expense paid trip to JTV headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in a reality show style competition. Designers will be filmed as they work their way through 4 unique design challenges. One finalist will be eliminated after each challenge until a winner emerges. The episodes will be aired on JTV.com/RockStar and promoted on the national broadcast network.
Entrants must be at least 21 years old and be available for the challenge filming dates. For a complete list of rules and details visit JTV.com/RockStar. Learn more about JTV at www.jtv.com.
About Jewelry Television®
Jewelry Television® (JTV) is one of the largest multichannel retailers of jewelry and gemstones in the U.S. appealing to fashion-conscious women, jewelry-making enthusiasts and private collectors. The privately-held shopping network broadcasts high definition programing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to more than 80 million U.S. households. Committed to consumer education, the network employs numerous Graduate Gemologists and Accredited Jewelry Professionals. JTV.com offers the most comprehensive jewelry and gemstone Learning Library on the Internet, and is the third largest jewelry website according to Internet Retailer's Top 500 Guide for 2012.