Competition Info

Competition Info

The International Jewellery Designer Competition will be held at J-1 Congress Expo.
We will identify the best artists for various materials. This Competition presents a chance for modern jewelers to showcase their art to the widest audience, and a chance for young professionals to make their statements and gain recognition.


J-1 Jewellery Art Competition Regulations

The J-1 Jewellery and Applied Art Competition (hereinafter – Competition) focuses on assisting development of the jewellery industry in various areas, promoting and supporting modern Russian artists and companies, keeping applied art traditions in jewellery. The purpose of the Competition is to highlight the art of modern artists and the diverse culture of Russia and other countries, reflected in designer jewellery items.


Competition Objectives

  • Discovering creative potential and improving professional excellence of jewellery designers;  
  • Sharing artisanal experience and creating a common cultural and information field;
  • Maintaining and developing jewellery and applied arts traditions;  
  • Identifying talented jewellery designers and makers;
  • Promoting products by award winners;  
  • Facilitating the growth of creative and cultural levels of jewellery artists in a competitive environment;  
  • Setting up and developing new areas in the modern jewellery industry;  
  • Raising profiles of Russian jewelers;
  • Discovering new industry names. 

Competition Nominations

1. Best Jewellery Item Sketch
Criteria: a hand-drawn sketch of a jewellery item. А4 format.

2. Best Jewellery Item
Criteria: 60-70% of the item must be handmade, based on an exclusive individual / team design. Any materials are allowed, but use of precious metals and (or) gems is required.

3. Best Jeweler
Criteria: 100% handmade item. Casting allowed.

4. Best Carved Stone Item
Criteria: 100% handmade item

5. Best Jewellery Educator
Criteria: nomination application shall be submitted by an educational establishment with a list of achievements and (or) personal professional training projects.

6. Young Jeweler
Criteria: 100% handmade item. Casting allowed.
No 3D design allowed. Participants under 30 years old or with no more than 3 years of jewellery experience.

7. Creative Jewellery
Criteria: any innovative jewellery production, no restrictions on materials and implementation method.

8. Best Serial Production Item
Criteria: innovative jewellery production methods with process flow chart (to determine item processing and assembly complexity in mass production)

9. Best Item Design for Mass Production
Criteria: It is required to submit a set of at least three items. 3D design allowed, process flow chart required.

10. Sponsor Nomination
Sponsor-defined nomination (to be confirmed)

11. Jewellery Accessories
Criteria: The competition will feature items that do not comply with the classic definition of jewellery items, designed with jewellery techniques and materials, no restrictions on implementation methods.

12. Special Nomination: Historic Country Heritage Expressed in Jewellery Item
ATTENTION: Items for this nomination shall be submitted no later than May 01, 2022
Criteria: Items shall be exclusively designed under an individual / team design. Any materials are allowed, but use of precious metals and (or) gems is required.

The Competition allows use of items featuring titan, gun metal, other modern materials, cultured and synthetic stones, wood, plastic, bone, horn.
No items containing ivory or tortoise shell will be accepted for the Competition.


Application Submission Requirements for the Competition

Candidates are required to submit an application to the e-mail address of the Organizational Committee of the Competition over the period from April 1 to July 31, 2022, featuring:

  • Life-size front and back images of the item to be entered in the Competition, in PNG format, against transparent background, resolution no less than 300 dpi, file size no more than 10 MB (no more than 3 images of one item);
  • item description and permission to use its images in printed publications and mass media for awareness raising purposes for the Competition;
  • Author’s CV, no more than 250 characters.

Copies of the following documents shall be submitted together with an application to the e-mail address of the Organizational Committee of the Competition:

  • For items featuring precious metals and gems;
  • Legal entity or individual entrepreneur registration certificates;
  • Special registration certificates of the Russian State Assay Chamber.

Submitted documents, photos, digital images and item description shall not be returned.


Special Competition Requirements

Delivery and security of items to be submitted for review by the Competition’s Jury shall be ensured by a participant of the Competition or an authorized representative of a participant over the period from September 15 to September 20, 2022.
Participation in the Competition is governed by the Competition Rules.


Competition Phases (excluding special nomination)

Phase 1 (application selection): February 1 to July 31, 2022.

Phase 2 (evaluation): August 2022.

Phase 3 (J-1 Expo award ceremony in Moscow): August 31 – September 3, 2022.


Competition Phases (special nomination)

Phase 1 (application selection): February 1 to May 1, 2022.

Phase 2 (evaluation): May 2022.

Phase 3 (J-1 Eurasia award ceremony): June 08-11, 2022 in Nur-Sultan.