Silver Triennial, 17th International Competition Award

Award  /  14 Apr 2013  -  09 Jun 2013
Published: 12.10.2012
Silver Triennial, 17th International Competition Award.
Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.
DEADLINE: 10/01/2013

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Call for entries for the 17th Silver Triennial 2013 - New design ideas for silver tableware, flatware, and objects are desired.
Call for entries for the 17th Silver Triennial 2013.
Invited to participate in the Main Competition and the Youth Prize (for those born in 1978 and younger), are silversmiths, metal artists and designers, both domestic and foreign, as well as students and apprentices.

Theme / Material
New design ideas for hollow- and flatware are requested. Jewelry will not be accepted. Work should be submitted for the main contest or the youth promotion contest (born 1978 and younger) and should be executed in silver. Other materials are permitted only as additions. Students and apprentices may submit silver-plated pieces. Both one-of-a-kind pieces and prototypes for serial production are acceptable.

The Silver Triennial has been organized since 1965 by the
Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst (Association for Goldsmiths’ Art) and the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (German Goldsmiths’ House) to promote contemporary silversmithing. Through national and international exhibition programs, it has become recognized worldwide

Eligibility Requirements
Gold and silversmiths, metal artists and designers, as well as students and apprentices from Germany and abroad may submit a maximum of two works, each of which may consist of multiple pieces. Collaboration between the designer and the maker is permitted. Works must be dated no earlier than  November, 2010. Selected participants are required to make their work available for the entire exhibition period. The given price in Euros will be considered as the insurance coverage from the time of its arrival until its return to the receiver. If works are to be offered for sale, prices should be stated in
Euros. In case of damage, compensation will cover material costs and working time only. Entries should be so constructed as to withstand repeated packing and unpacking. Big objects have to be packed in wood or metal boxes.

Participaton fee
The participation fee is 45,00 € (main contest), 25,00 € (youth promotion contest):
Sparkasse Hanau, BLZ 506 500 23, KTO: 20 800
IBAN: DE17 5065 0023 0000 0208 00,
The entries will be submitted to the jury only if the participation fee has been paid.

Jury Members
Dr. Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers, Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen
Dr. David Huycke, metal artist, professor Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Hasselt
Rosemarie Jäger, Galerie im Kelterhaus, Hochheim;
Recorder: Dr. Christianne WeberStöber, Association for Goldsmiths’ Art

The jury will choose the prize winner and the exhibition participants. The decision of the jury is final with no legal recourse.

Main contest 4,000.00 € Robbe & Berking Prize

Youth promotion contest:
1st prize: 3,500.00 € Lions Club Hanau Prize
2nd prize: 2,500.00 € Lions Club Hanau Prize
3rd prize: 1,000.00 € Lions Club Hanau Prize

Exhibitions / Catalog
Selected works will be exhibited at the German Goldsmiths’ House from April 14, through June 9, 2013. Other exhibition sites will be: National Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim (N) 22.06.–28.08.2013; Museum und Galerie im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd 15.09.–10.11.2013; Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen 22.11.2013–02.02.2014; Fair Ambiente, Frankfurt February 07.–11.02.2014; Fair Inhorgenta Munich 21.–24.02.2014.A bilingual catalog (German/English) with illustrations of selected pieces will be published to accompany the exhibition.