Open Call for Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2023

Open call  /  Jewellery   Exhibiting  /  29 Sep 2022  -  20 Jan 2023
Published: 21.11.2022
Open Call for Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2023.
Gallery of Art in Legnica
Justyna Teodorczyk
DEADLINE: 20/01/2023

- Send the completed entry form to the following email address:
- Send the work along with the printed and completed entry form to the address of the Gallery of Art in Legnica (1 Katedralny Square, 59-220 Legnica, Poland) by 30 December 2022.
- Pay a return fee for the works and attach the payment confirmation to the entry form (in the case of participants from abroad) or declare in the entry form that they agree to pay the transport costs upon delivery (in the case of participants from Poland).


© By the author. Read Copyright.

The cyclical International Jewellery Competition is the leading event of Legnica SILVER Festival, organised by the Gallery of Art in Legnica since 1979. The competition is purely artistic, favouring the artist's idea and statement on a given theme. The interpretation of the theme and the artistic value of the statement is the basic criteria for qualifying works for the exhibition. The theme of the 31st edition of the competition is QUALITY.
The distribution of awards and the qualification of works for the exhibition is decided by an international jury consisting of renowned artists, professors, critics, experts and jewellery collectors. Each year the competition is held under a different title referring to important, universal problems and issues from the spheres of broadly understood art, culture, sociology or media. This time we would like to invite artists to discuss QUALITY in jewellery.

In the times of constant change, at least one thing about jewellery seems to remain constant. It is the quality parameter. However, is quality today still defined by the perfection of long-learned craftsmanship,  the material equivalent measured by the conversion rate of an ounce of gold or the use of precious stones, or perhaps the marketing value of a logo or an artist's signature? First fashion designers and now pattern designers have re-evaluated the meaning of basic concepts that once seemed paradigmatic. The new benchmarks that set the quality standard are sustainability, experience instead of possession, the democratisation of luxury, and the relationship with the viewer. Surely designers of artistic jewellery will find equally inspiring answers. What is QUALITY for you? -prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski

Deadline for submitting works: January 20th, 2023
This is also the deadline for the delivery of works to the Gallery of Art in Legnica (Poland). Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. The works will be evaluated during the jury session.

The entry form, together with a confirmation of the transfer for the return of the shipment (price list in the regulations), should be sent to the .

  • December 30, 2022 deadline for submitting works
  • February 2023 jury proceedings
  • April – June 2023 post-contest exhibition within the framework of the Legnica SILVER Festival
  • May 5-6, 2023 – SILVER Festival culmination & award-giving ceremony

  • Grand Prix: 15,000 PLN + 1 kg of silver
  • 2 nd Prize: 10,000 PLN + 1 kg of silver
  • 3rd Award of the Mayor of Legnica City: 5,000 PLN + 1 kg of silver
  • Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica: a solo exhibition with a catalogue worth 6,000 PLN
  • Special Award for courage, innovation, uncompromising or joking character of the creative expression: „Silver Spur” statuette + 1 kg of silver
The jury reserves the right to distribute the prizes in a different way.

The Organizer reserves the right to change the above prize list for reasons beyond the Organizer’s control.

Authors will receive the financial and material prizes only if they or their designated representatives will participate in the award-giving ceremony or if they personally collect their prizes on a different date by June 30, 2023. In case that, due to the current epidemiological situation, the prize-giving ceremony will be held entirely online, the prizes will be sent by courier service at the Organiser’s expense.

  1. The competition is open and international.
  2. There are no restrictions as to the number of works submitted by a Participant, provided that: - the copyright is with the Artist; - the works are submitted under the Artist’s name; - all the works submitted by one Artist can be contained within a case measuring 35 x 35 x 25 cm. By the Organizer’s earlier permission, arrangements can be made to accept objects of dimensions exceeding those specified above.
  3. Authors deliver competition works to the Organizer’s premises at their own expense. The Organizer is not responsible for any damage caused during transport.
  4. Works are permitted to take part in the Competition provided that the following conditions are fulfilled: - a correctly completed Entry Form is submitted electronically to the address and in paper form along with the submitted work(s).

>> Entry Form
>> Terms & Regulations