Open Call for Montebello - Bergesio Award 2023-24. Contemporary Jewelery and critical writing

Open call  /  12 May 2023  -  10 Jul 2023
Published: 12.05.2023
Open Call for Montebello - Bergesio Award 2023-24.  Contemporary Jewelery and critical writing.
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The AGC - Association of Contemporary Jewellery - announces a selection, for the awarding of 2 Prizes for research activities, intended for authors and students in the field of critical writing and contemporary jewellery. 
How it works:
Research Grant 1: 

Giancarlo Montebello Prize
The following prize, in the field of contemporary jewellery, is intended for students who have created a jewel or a capsule collection (maximum 3 pieces of jewellery) with innovative characteristics from the following points of view: conceptual, formal, technological, materials, use of traditional of digital techniques.

Research Grant 2:
Maria Cristina Bergesio Prize

The following award is for a critical essay dealing with the most current issues in contemporary jewellery. The essay structure should have an abstract (1270 characters including spaces), 5 keywords, a body of text (12000 characters including spaces) and approx. 5/10 bibliographical references. The submitted essays will be peer-reviewed by the jury and then resubmitted through the committee's recommendations.

Giancarlo Montebello Prize

All students who have completed (for no more than two years) or are still attending a Course of Study (Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Professional Training Course, PhD programme) related to Design, Fashion and Jewellery, not older than 30 years, are eligible to participate in the Call for Entries. 

Maria Cristina Bergesio Prize
Theorists and critics of art and jewellery design, teachers and scholars, and doctoral and independent researchers are invited to participate in the Call for Papers. The proposed essay must be original and never previously published. There is no age limit.

> Application submission and selection criteria
*Each applicant may submit a maximum of 1 application choosing from the 2nd Prize in the Call for Applications. No application fee is required.

The jury will award the first 2 winners of the GianCarlo Montebello Prize the sum of 1.500 euros and 1.000 euros in order of classification, together with free membership for one year in the AGC. Free membership for one year in the AGC is also provided for the third-place winner.

The jury will award the winner of the Maria Cristina Bergesio Prize the sum of 800 euros, free AGC membership for one year, including the possibility to publish the essay, edited and expanded through the Jury's suggestions, in the Journal of Jewellery Research (www.journalofjewel- Free one-year membership in the AGC is also provided for the second and third-place winners.
Through free membership in the AGC, it will be possible to participate in the Association's membership life, as well as take advantage of a number of benefits and facilities related to further initiatives. The award ceremony will consist of a physical exhibition of the selected pieces of jewellery and critical texts. A maximum number of 25 authors will be selected for the Montebello Prize and 5 authors for the Bergesio Prize.

Helen Britton, Liesbeth den Besten, Rita Marcangelo.

Important Competition dates:​
- call for entries launch 5 February 2023.
- submission of the online application form by 10 July 2023.
- notification of finalists December 15, 2023;
- delivery of final works and texts April 2, 2024.
- concluding exhibition April 2024.

JJR - Journal of Jewellery Research.
GianCarlo Montebello’s family.
MariaCristina Bergesio’s family.