Merrick, NY—The 2020 Centurion Annual Emerging Designers Competition deadline is 11:59 EDT Wednesday, September 25. Due to technical difficulties with our original entry form, the original September 15 deadline was extended by 10 days and a new link for the entry form has been created.
The competition, sponsored by Stuller, is open to all designers, regardless of experience, formal training or background in jewelry design, as long as they meet the following criteria: 1) they have never before exhibited in a U.S. fine jewelry trade show; 2) they have the ability to exhibit at a trade fair; and 3) they have the ability to supply high-end retailers should they want to purchase the line. Designers who have not won the competition previously are eligible to enter again.
Designers should submit three (3) images of their work with the entry form below. Images must show completed pieces, not renderings. Three lucky winners, to be voted on by a special panel of judges and Centurion's Retail Board of Advisors, will receive complimentary exhibit space and a tower showcase at Centurion Scottsdale 2020, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 28 - February 1, 2020. (Dates include arrival and departure.)
Winners will have the opportunity to exhibit their line throughout the Show and participate in all Show events and activities. This is a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with America’s foremost better independent jewelers in an intimate, invitation-only setting.
Entry deadline is September 25, 2019.
For full rules and to participate, click on the link here or below:
The electronic form must be completed, and three high-resolution (300 dpi) JPG images with descriptions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Image files over 15 mb should be sent individually.)
If you have questions about the competition, you may email email@example.com or call competition manager Hedda Schupak, (610) 393-1955, or the Centurion office, (516) 377-5909.
Designers who previously entered using the old form and did not receive an email confirmation that their entry was received should either resubmit under the new form, or may contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check on their entry.