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"Treasures Revived" Jewellery Competition 2022 is now open!

"Treasures Revived" Jewellery Competition 2022 is now open for registration!

We invite all JDMIS current and former students to take part in this fun, but meaningful Jewellery Competition. 

 

Invest in Environmental Protection

Be a part of the Earth Day movement started six decades ago on 22 April 1970. This annual event grew from street demonstrations in USA, giving voice to environmental consciousness to become a global effort involving 190 countries and 1 billion individuals.

 Upcycled jewellery by Maria Low (center) and Kajal Naina (right), 2020 Pre-Loved to Treasure competition contestants.

We have long enjoyed the treasures of our planet and the time has now come for us invest in environmental protection. Time to preserve Earth's fragile beauty for our children and protect their health, livelihoods and future families.

CJS Revitalises Jewellery for Environmental Protection

Jewellery artisans and designers in CJS play our part in environmental protection through this competition, launching on Earth Day 2022.  

Our jewellery artisans and designers have always been refurbishing jewellery treasures loved, but in need of some modernization (think of grandmother's old ring you have been gifted). Our sustainability interest was further enhanced during a “Sparkle New Joy” Upcycled jewellery themed pop-up at Takashimaya department store in 2019 and our first recycled jewellery competition called "Pre-Loved to Treasure" in 2020. What fun we had creating new pieces from pre-loved items!

Upcycled jewellery by Alex Wong (left) and Boon Sin Ler (right), 2020 Pre-Loved to Treasure competition contestants.

This year we wish to take this concept even further as an expanded competition!

The key objective is to encourage designers to go green and to think ‘out-of-the-box’ by using more sustainable materials through re-use and repurpose, instead of using new materials from mother earth in their creation.

Join us for an exciting jewellery design and fabrication competition - and take a chance in winning and selling your repurposed, upcycled, recycled and reimagined jewellery creations at a special exhibition month of September!

CJS will organise an exhibition and sales event at our studio where 10% of the sales proceeds from submitted designers’ up-cycled and repurposed jewellery pieces will be donated to environmental charity.  CJS members are also invited to bring in additional upcycled pieces for the Exhibition.

Participants of the competition stand a chance to win CJS memberships and other exciting prizes. CJS also reserves the right to purchase the winning entries for exhibition and sales at our studio.

Need some inspiration?

Check out the winners of 2020 "Pre-Loved to Treasure" Competition.

 Winners of 2020 Pre-Loved to Treasure competition: from left Kevin Lu, Sujata Rai Chowdhury, Kajal Naina, Neelam Lara & Robert Win.

Competition Environmental Partner

Proceeds from competition registration fees (50%) and any sales (10%) will be donated to an environmental partner (to be announced). The partnership aims to help us to create demand for our jewellery through publicity and bring long term benefits in developing acceptance to a more environmentally friendly jewellery market.

 You have a chance to win one of the 10 prizes:

  1.  Fashion jewellery category Gold Winner:
    1. CJS Gold membership for 6 months (value $900) (T&C 22.2)
    2. $500 JDMIS certificate course voucher (T&C 22.1)
  2. Metal Art (metalsmithing / new metal) category Gold Winner:
    1. CJS Gold membership for 6 months (value $900) (T&C 22.2)
    2. $500 JDMIS certificate course voucher (T&C 22.1)
  3. Design category Gold Winner:
    1. CJS Gold membership for 6 months (value $900) (T&C 22.2)
    2. $500 JDMIS certificate course voucher (T&C 22.1)
  4. Fashion jewellery category Silver Winner:
    1. CJS Silver membership for 6 months (value $300) (T&C 22.3)
  5. Metal Art (metalsmithing / new metal) category Silver Winner:
    1. CJS Silver membership for 6 months (value $300) (T&C 22.3)
  6. Design category Silver Winner:
    1. CJS Silver membership for 6 months (value $300) (T&C 22.3)
  7. Organizer's Choice Award - win CJS Voucher (T&C 22.4)
  8. People's Choice Award - win CJS Voucher (T&C 22.4)
  9. Amateur Award - win CJS Voucher (T&C 22.4)
  10. New Artisan Award - win CJS Voucher (T&C 22.4)

    Competition schedule:

    • Announcement: Apr 22 (to celebrate the Earth Day)
    • Registration open: Apr 22 - Jul 15
    • Submission of competition piece/s to CJS Studio: Jul 18 - Aug 8
    • Judging of submitted pieces: Aug 22-31
    • On-line popular voting: Sept 1-11
    • Announcement of winners & Award Ceremony: Sep 15th (tentative)
    • Exhibition at CJS: Aug 29 - Oct 1

    Registration Fee:

    • JDMIS students & alumni: $ 30 / submission
    • CJS Associate members: $20 / submission
    • CJS full members: $15 / submission
      • chat with CJS how to join
      • Use code "CJS MEMBER" at registration check out

     Competition  Rules:

    1. Theme of the competition: Treasures Revived
    2. Competition is open to all current and former students of JDMIS.
    3. Organizers and CJS members are allowed to take part in the competition.
    4. All submitted jewellery pieces must be the original work designed/created by the participant.
    5. The method used for fabrications of the up-cycled jewellery pieces must be jewellery techniques taught and learnt at JDMIS.
    6. Contestant can submit multiple competition pieces in the same or different category, maximum three in total.
    7. Only contestants successfully completing the full registration payment on-line will be considered as contestants in the category. Discounts apply strictly to current CJS associate and full members, 
    8. Each multiple submission requires separate registration.
    9. Three categories for submission:
      1. Fashion jewellery from upcycled materials
      2. Metal Art jewellery using traditional metalsmithing and/or new metal techniques, from upcycled/recycled materials. Note: metal clay is recycled.
      3. Design from a physical item to be upcycled
    10. All categories, estimated min 70% of the materials (volume) used must be from recycled/upcycled materials.
      1. Take photo of the original materials
      2. The materials used could be jewellery parts, fabrics, paper, wood, plastic, recycled or left over copper, brass, silver and gold, gemstones & pearls from old jewellery pieces etc.
      3. CJS has a stock of donated pre-loved jewellery available for your use. Drop a message at query@creativejewellerystudio.com to arrange a collection.
    11. Organizer's Choice award contestants - the piece contains non-jewellery origin materials, celebrating creative use of everyday items. E.g. 2020 Organizer's Choice Award Winner.
    12. Professional: 1+ years in business and selling (from the first course)
    13. Amateur: 6 months - 1 year making jewellery (from the first course)
    14. New Artisan: 0-6 months making jewellery (from the first course)
    15. Fashion Jewellery and Metal Art Category submission are to be in physical form and must reach CJS (JDMIS, 501 Stirling Road, MDIS Campus, F1075) between Jul 18th and Aug 8th.
      1. Only contestants submitting by the deadline will be considered.
      2. Complete on-line submission form to collect contestant, story and materials data.
      3. Upload 'before and after' images of the materials used. Naming convention: [your name]-[name of piece]
      4. Bring item to CJS
      5. Registered participants will receive submission and upload information from Jul 11th.
    16. Design category submissions are to be made online between Jul 18 and Aug 8th.
      1. Only contestants submitting by the deadline will be considered.
      2. Complete on-line submission form to collect contestant, story and materials data.
      3. Upload 'before images of the materials used.
      4. Upload design and rendered image.
      5. Naming convention: [your name]-[name of piece]
      6. Registered participants will receive submission and upload information from Jul 11th.
    17. Each submitted physical piece must be priced for retail sales. If a set, sale will be also as a set. Each submitted design can be priced for custom order.
    18. Judging is conducted by an objective panel of judges led by Tanja Sadow. The submitted pieces will be judged on following criteria:
      1. Pre-judging:
        1. About 70% pre-used/upcycled/recycled materials
        2. Adherence to the theme
        3. Comfort of wearing
        4. Workmanship and durability
      2. Top 5: Creativity, beauty and aesthetic appeal
      3. Final judging: Creativity, beauty and aesthetic appeal
    19. Organizer's Choice / People's Choice / Amateur / New Artisan awards will be selected from all three categories combined.
    20. People's Choice voting is public and arranged after judging has been completed. Contestants will be allowed to promote their submissions.
    21. CJS reserves the rights on the final decision of all the winning entries and the prizes offered to winners of the competition.
    22. Terms and conditions of prizes:
      1. Winners are allowed to use JDMIS course voucher for cross training - designers to learn practical skills, and hands-on artists design skills. The voucher can only be used for Tools & Materials, if combined with Skill Future funding. Voucher is not exchangeable for cash or other JDMIS/CJS materials or services. 
      2. Gold winners are given free Gold Studio Membership for 6 months, but are expected to contribute in time (10.5 hours/month) as they as advancing their own business. Winners are eligible to swap to virtual membership or upgrade to platinum level. 6-month membership is counted during CJS functional period. Membership is not exchangeable for cash or other JDMIS/CJS materials or services. 
      3. Silver winners are given free Silver Studio Membership for 6 months, but are expected to contribute in time (21 hours/month) as they as advancing their own business. Winners are eligible to swap to virtual membership or upgrade to higher levels. 6-month membership is counted during CJS functional period. Membership is not exchangeable for cash or other JDMIS/CJS materials or services.
      4. CJS voucher has 6 months validity for one-time jewellery in store / on-line purchase at Creative Jewellery Studio. It is not exchangeable for cash or other JDMIS/CJS materials or services.

     We are calling out to all JDMIS students to join us in this meaningful green event and get your creative juice oozing for a good cause. Impress the world with your creativity and show them that even with recycled/upcycled materials, you can create beautiful and functional jewellery pieces to be adorned and treasured.

    Register today - submit later

     

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