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Samshin Award 2008

Award  /  01 Aug 2008  -  31 Aug 2008
Published: 18.07.2008
Samshin Award 2008.
Samshin Diamonds Co., Ltd.
Management:
Soon Bum Heo
DEADLINE: 31/08/2008

Intro
This contest is open to all domestic and overseas applicants, including professional and non-professional jewelry designers, company-employed designers, and students of jewelry design.
The Theme
Choose one of the Four Gracious Plants: Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum and Bamboo


Eligibility
This contest is open to all domestic and overseas applicants, including professional and non-professional jewelry designers, company-employed designers, and students of jewelry design.


Award Categories
Rings, Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings, Brooches, Bracelets, Tiaras etc.
• Realistic and creative jewelry
• Diamonds or color stones are acceptable as the design element in jewelry.
• Each entrant may submit only one design item except for design set, in which case, one set is admissible. 


Schedule of the Contest
Acceptance period (works will be accepted on line): August 1 - August 31, 2008
Review period: September, 2008
Announcement of the final winners and awards ceremony: September, 2008

Exhibition date: 2009 (to be determined according to schedule of international jewelry fairs) 

Dates and price

Awards
Grand-Prix: 1 person US$10,000 / Honorary Certification and Trophy.
Gold Prize: 2 persons US$ 3,000 each / Honorary Certification and Trophy.
Silver Prize: 3 persons US$ 1,500 each / Honorary Certification and Trophy.
Bronze Prize: 5 persons US$ 500 each / Honorary Certification and Trophy.
Designer’s Choice: 3 persons Honorary Certification and Trophy.
Special Prize: 10 persons Honorary Certification and Trophy.
Winner Prize: 15 persons Honorary Certification.

Special Privilege of Winners
• Prize winners will be given special consideration if they apply for a position at Samshin Diamonds Co., Ltd. Seoul, Korea.
• The superior items will be made into real jewelry and exhibited at a jewelry exhibition in 2009. 


Schedule of the Contest
Acceptance period (works will be accepted on line): August 1 - August 31, 2008
Review period: September, 2008
Announcement of the final winners and awards ceremony: September, 2008

Exhibition date: 2009 (to be determined according to schedule of international jewelry fairs) 

Conditions

Remarks
• All submitted works should be based on the designated theme.
• All submitted works should be original (never exhibited, offered for sale or copied from other work).
• All submitted work should be based upon the commercialization that goes directly to market.
• All submitted work should follow the designated format.
• All forms must be completed in English.
• After receiving an application number and clicking the finish button, it is not possible to correct the work (the application number and introduction information will be sent to the applicants and they will be noticed by e-mail after the acceptance phase is complete).
• All entries must be submitted before August 31, 2008 24:00 Korea Standard Time. After the deadline, applications will not be accepted.
• The review period and notice date of the awards may be changed.


Evaluation Criterion
• Adherence / link to the designated theme (no % of value, but ticket to entry the contest, i.e. if it does not relate to the designated theme, the work will not be accepted)
• Creativity (25%) The design should well reflect the main theme of the contest and has a potential
to lead a world jewelry fashion market.
• Saleability: (25%) Design should be based on its marketability; an effort should be made to meet
consumers' taste.
• Wearability (25%) Jewelry should be comfortable when worn whilst the jewelry itself holds its
unique characteristics.
• Originality (15%) The design should be differentiated - we are seeking for a creative design that
is not imitated
• Technicality (15%) The design should show a good technical understanding relating to production and expression.

Design authority
All submitted items that are receiving awards in this competition will be owned by Samshin Corporation and the superior items will be made into real jewelry and exhibited in a jewelry exhibition in 2009. 

Remarks

Announcement of the winners
Winners will be informed by e-mail or on-line at www.samshinawards.com in September.


Additional Inquiry
For additional questions or information concerning the Samshin International Jewelry Design Awards, please send an e-mail to award@samshin.co.kr

•Address: Samshin Diamonds Co., Ltd.
Samshin Bldg. 598-6 Shinsa-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea
•Tel: 82-2-540-3825
•Fax: 82-2-546-7342
•e-mail:award@samshin.co.kr
•http://www.samshinawards.com 



Organizer: 
Samshin Diamonds Co., Ltd. 

Sponsor:
MOCIE(Ministry Of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
MOST(Ministry of Science &Technology)
Korea Institute Of Design Promotion
Korean Crafts Council
Korea Jewelry Design Association
Korea Jewelry Manufacturers Association 

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