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Open Call for Amberif Design Award 2020

Open call  /  05 Dec 2019  -  12 Feb 2020
Published: 08.12.2019
Open Call for Amberif Design Award 2020.
Gdansk International Fair Co
Curator:
Barbara Schmidt
Management:
Sławomir Fijałkowski
DEADLINE: 12/02/2020
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Intro
The goal and the objective of the Competition is to promote amber as a source of artistic expression. The competition´s aim is the design of an original, artistic piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the topic of this year.
The theme: Ultimate Beauty

Beauty is also for the eyes, but first of all it creates and stabilises our identity. We perceive others as beautiful if they are charismatic, just as we welcome things as beautiful if they carry a story. Our striving for beauty is actually striving for life. Therefore, we appreciate a kind of beauty that lasts longer than a moment and which seduces us to live. Amber radiates this special kind of beauty. With its wide spectrum of natural colours, it highlights the wearer’s beauty and identity. Its natural inclusions and small cracks speak of life beyond perfection. In Amberif Design Award, we seek jewellery with amber as a commentary on ultimate beauty.
Barbara Schmidt,  curator of the contest


Key Dates:
12.02.2020
, the last day to enter the form.
18.03.2020 - 21.03.2020, fair dates.


General information:
1. The aim of the Competition is to promote amber as a means of artistic expression.
2. The Competition’s subject is a jewellery design (hereunder an Entry) in which amber plays a significant role.
3. Only natural amber is permitted to be used in Entries. However, Participants have complete freedom of choosing the other materials. 
4. The Competition is open to all designers, artists and craftspeople. Designer and manufacturing teams are allowed, with no member of any team permitted to participate in the Competition individually at the same time. 
5. The Entries submitted to the Competition are not permitted to have been previously showcased or to have received any awards in other competitions. 


How to enter:
The Regulations include the following integral parts:
a. Competition Entry Form.
b. A statement from the Participant that he/she has produced the Entries him/herself and holds the copyrights to the submitted Entries, as construed by the copyright law.
c. A statement from the Participant that the submitted Entry was not showcased or received any awards before. (attached in the entry form)
d. A statement from the Participant giving MTG SA the right to make use of the submitted Entry for promotion, documentation and marketing purposes. (attached in the entry form)


Presentation of entries:  
1. Only (2D) presentations shall be accepted, in the form of a design executed in any graphic technique: drawing, rendering, visualisation or photographs of a finished prototype or model.
2. Each Entry should be submitted in the form of a single 30 x 30 cm panel. If the Competition Participant considers it essential for the clarity of the Entry, he/she may present an additional panel of the same dimensions to explain the details of the design or how it works.

>> Read the completed info about regulations on page 2.


Assessment criteria:
The Jury shall consider the following:
1. The original interpretation of the topic.
2. Functional and stylistic assets of the designs.
3. Innovative use of amber.


Prizes to be awarded:
The main prize, awarded by the mayor of Gdańsk: PLN 10,000 gross.
The organiser may award additional prizes and honourable mentions.

Competition Secretary - Sylwia Klofczynska
tel. +48 58 554 93 44, ada@mtgsa.com.pl

Competition Curator - Barbara Schmidt
bs@barbara-schmidt-schmuck.de

Amberif Project Director - Sławomir Fijałkowski
tel. +48 58 554 91 34, slawomir.fijalkowski@mtgsa.com.pl 
Amberif Design Award 2019..
Amberif Design Award 2019.

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Amberif Design Award 2019..
Amberif Design Award 2019.

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Amberif Design Award 2019..
Amberif Design Award 2019.

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Alberto Dávila Quesada. Object: Now, it is an old attachment, 2019. Mexican multicolor amber.. 7.2 x 2 x 8.4 cm. Photo by: Alberto Dávila Quesada. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019. Mouth object.. Alberto Dávila Quesada
Object: Now, it is an old attachment, 2019
Mexican multicolor amber.
7.2 x 2 x 8.4 cm
Photo by: Alberto Dávila Quesada
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019
Mouth object.

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Martin Radt. Necklace: Captured, 2019. Amber, patinated brass.. 4.7 x 1.8 x 7.8 cm. Photo by: Martin Radt. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019. Martin Radt
Necklace: Captured, 2019
Amber, patinated brass.
4.7 x 1.8 x 7.8 cm
Photo by: Martin Radt
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019
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Laurent Brune. Brooch: Quit at the moment, 2019. Amber, oxidized silver, stainless steel.. 2.6 x 2 x 4 cm. Photo by: Nima Ashrafi. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019. Laurent Brune
Brooch: Quit at the moment, 2019
Amber, oxidized silver, stainless steel.
2.6 x 2 x 4 cm
Photo by: Nima Ashrafi
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019
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Wenzhou Lin. Brooch: Film, 2019. Silver 925.. 1.4 x 1.1 x 4.1 cm. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019. Wenzhou Lin
Brooch: Film, 2019
Silver 925.
1.4 x 1.1 x 4.1 cm
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award 2019
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