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German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones 2012

Award  /  30 Nov 2012  -  31 Mar 2013
Published: 27.07.2012
German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones 2012.
Idar-Oberstein
DEADLINE: 11/09/2012

Intro
The Bundesverband der Edelstein und Diamantindustrie e. V. announces the 43rd German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones Idar-Oberstein 2012. Theme of this year’s competition is: ”The Stars of Hollywood”.
43rd German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones Idar-Oberstein 2012

Theme of this year’s competition is: ”The Stars of Hollywood”

A jewellery piece consisting of precious metal and gemstones is required. Pearls are only allowed in combination with gemstones. The use of synthetic gems is not admitted!

Participants
The competition is open to all jewellery and gemstone designers as well as gold- and silversmiths both domestic and from abroad.

Only finished items - no drawings - may be submitted. Each entrant may submit a maximum of four entries; however, no entrant may be awarded more than two prizes. 

Prizes
Three prizes of a total amount of 8,000 Euro will be awarded:

1st prize of 4,000 Euro
2nd prize of 2,500 Euro
3rd prize of 1,500 Euro

The jury will judge the submitted items particularly by the idea, realisation of the theme, design and quality of craftsmanship


Entries
By submitting one or more entries the participant unconditionally accepts the rules of the competition.

All participants, who will not collect their entries personally after the contest and would like to have them sent back are obliged to pay the following fees for transport and insurance:

Entries from Germany 30 Euro
Entries from Europe 50 Euro
Entries from Overseas 75 Euro

The fee must be received by March 31, 2013 and is payable to the Federal Association of the Precious Stones and Diamond Industry.

Bank transfer instructions:
From within Germany:
Bundesverband der Edelstein- und Diamantindustrie e. V., (beneficiary) account number 312 355, Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld, bank code 562 500 30.

For transfers from foreign countries:
Bundesverband der Edelstein- und Diamantindustrie e. V., (beneficiary) 
Bank: Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld, Idar-Oberstein
IBAN: DE75 5625 0030 0000 3123 55
SWIFT-BIC: BILADE55XXX

A six-digit reference number has to identify each entry. 

The following information must be provided in an envelope bearing no marking other than the six-digit reference number:

a) Name, complete address, telephone number and date of birth of the entrant;
b) a brief description of the entry and of the materials used with information on special production features (also the names of the used gemstones), written on a sheet of paper without name and address;
c) a declaration of the insurance value;
d) a declaration that the entry was designed and manufactured by the participant himself (or in case it was produced by a third person the name of that person);
e) a declaration that the item submitted is an original, which has not been previously offered for sale or entered in other competitions;
f) where appropriate, a declaration that the item is participating in the Young Talent Competition.

Important information for entries from non-EU countries
Please send your item only by Air Mail and add to the address:

“Zollamtliche Abfertigung nur über die Zollstelle Idar-Oberstein”.
(Clearance only at Idar-Oberstein customs office.)

Please note there are customs regulations concerning the import of certain materials such as ivory, irradiated gemstones etc. and that customs clearance may be refused by not observing these.
Entries which do not comply with these formal requirements or with the rules of the competitions will not be considered. 

Closing date for entries
Entries must be received
by the Bundesverband der Edelstein- und Diamantindustrie e. V., Hauptstraße 161, D-55743 Idar-Oberstein, Germany, not later than Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
All entries remain the property of the entrant. The organizing association will provide insurance except for the return transport. 

Jury
The jury will meet on Thursday, October 04, 2012 in Idar-Oberstein. The decision of the jury will be final. 
Any legal action against the decision of the jury is excluded. 

Award of prizes
The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony on Friday, November 30, 2012. During the ceremony the winning entries will be presented to the public as well as to the general and trade press for the first time.

Winners are not allowed to publish their results or refer to a prize in their advertising before November 30, 2012. All entries submitted for the competition must be made available for exhibition purposes until March 31, 2013. The items will be returned after the exhibitions have ended.


Bundesverband der Edelstein und Diamantindustrie e. V.
(Federal Association of the Precious Stones and Diamond Industry)

Paul-Otto Caesar / Chairman
Jörg Lindemann / Managing Director
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