Open Call: Enjoia't Awards 2017

Open call  /  Joya2017  /  11 Jul 2017  -  23 Jul 2017
Published: 11.07.2017

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ENJOIA’T rewards originality, technical quality, conceptual richness and transgression in the field of jewelry. Due to the high international participation, ENJOIA’T has become a window for new trends from different cultural perspectives.

ENJOIA’T, Contemporary Jewelry Awards, is an open call that has taken place every year since 1994 and prizes remarkable, contemporary jewelry creations. It is an important meeting of professional and student jewelers from all over the world, which occurs during Barcelona Jewelry Week.

ENJOIA’T is an international open call addressed to students and professional jewelers. Each author can present either one piece or a collection. More than one registration per person will not be permitted. The materials, dimensions and theme are open. It is necessary to follow the guidelines in order to be accepted to participate in ENJOIA’T 2017.

It is obligatory to fill out the registration form, send the attached documents required and make payment before 23.07.2017.

Bella Neyman, Writer and curator
Curro Claret, Industrial designer
Enric Majoral, Jeweler and A-FAD member
Estela Sàez, Contemporary jeweler
Paulo Ribeiro, JOYA Fair Director
Pilar Vélez, Design Museum of Barcelona Director
Rafael Sunyer, Jewelry designer

The jury’s decision will be final.

Dates and price

Inscription Fee:
- A-FAD members Professional Award and  Student Award: free
- FAD members, FAAOC members & MACBA friends Professional Award: 45 € and Student Award: 20 €
- Non-members Professional Award: 60 € and Student Award: 25 €

Reduced fees for Klimt02 members: Professional category 45 € and Student category 20 €

Payment methods accepted:
PayPal transfer:
Bank transfer: I.B.A.N. ES35 0081 0140  8100  0146  5851 / BIC: BSABESBB
Each participant must pay transfer commissions and shipping costs  of the parcel.


First Phase:
Selected participants should deliver their jewelry before the 23rd of September:
Directly to the office by previous appointment:
Shipping: “A-FAD, Artistas y Artesanos del FAD” to the address Plaza de las Glorias Catalanas, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona.

The Jury will select the pieces that will be included in the ENJOIA’T exhibition from all of the information received from the participants. The exhibition will take place from the 27th of September to the 5th of October 2017 in the hall of the Design HUB building, Barcelona, floor 0.

Second Phase:
Selected participants will have 5 minutes to present and defend their jewel to the jury on the 6th of October.

The participants themselves (or someone they choose) selected from the first phase must wear each piece during the presentation. The jury will evaluate the pieces on their technicalaspects and innovation. The ENJOIA’T Awards will take place on the 6th of October and selected participants will display their piece in public for the Opinion Award which can be voted on through A-FAD’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). At the end of the celebration, the jury will make their decision public and they will hand out certificates to the winners and finalists.


Categories and Prizes:

Professional Award
There will be only one winner and a maximum of two finalists.
The winner will be crowned with a piece made by Karin Roy, winner of the ENJOIA’T Professional Award 2016, and will be given the responsibility to make the crown for the following year.
The prize consists of a booth at the event JOYA, Barcelona Contemporary Jewelry Fair 2018, valued at 780 €.
The awarded piece will become a part of the Design Museum of Barcelona collection, optionally and if the winner agrees.
Student Award

There will be only one winner and a maximum of two finalists.
The winner will be crowned with a piece made by Xiaodai Huang, winner of the ENJOIA’T Student Award 2016, and will be given the responsibility to make the crown for the following year.
The prize consists of a booth in the event JOYA, Barcelona Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 2018, and valued at 780 €.
Opinion Award
There will be only one winner among all the candidates. The result will be decided according to the votes on A-FAD’s social media.
Winners and finalists of each category will receive a certificate. The crowns will become part of the A-FAD’s permanent collection.


Once the registration form is filled out, participants must send the following documents via e-mail:
Artistic Curriculum (PDF)
Proof of Payment
Up to 3 digital images (JPG 1 mega max)
Supporting documents of student status, if required
All documents must be sent to with subject “ENJOIA’T documents” and the participant’s name.
All attached documents and payment must be delivered before the open call closes.