(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA) is accepting entries for CASE Awards, its national jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards honor JA Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. The CASE Awards competition is open to all employees of JA Member retailers and suppliers. Employees of JA Member companies can enter through June 28, 2023.
“The CASE Awards celebrate the talent and expertise of independent Jewelers of America members. There is a lot of talented jewelry designers and bench jewelers across the country and we are proud to recognize their talents and extraordinary pieces of jewelry,” says JA Director of PR & Events Amanda Gizzi.
Winners will be awarded in ten categories. The categories are as follows: Retail Members: Jewelry up to $2,000 retail value; Supplier Members: Jewelry up to $2,000 retail value; Retail Members: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000 retail value; Supplier Members: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000 retail value; Retail Members: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000 retail value; Supplier Members: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000 retail value; Retail Members: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000 retail value; and Supplier Members: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000 retail value. Judges will also select two pieces as “Best in Show” – one for retailers, and one for suppliers. JA Members can enter a maximum of 4 pieces in the competition, one per category.
This year’s CASE Awards judging process will consist of two parts: a virtual pre-judging period for all submissions, and an in-person judging period for the finalists. Winners will be selected by a panel of experts who will evaluate all entries based on overall design, marketability, wearability and quality of manufacture. All winners will receive a customized CASE Awards trophy and national trade and consumer media exposure. Jewelers of America will promote all entrants through a social media and a digital marketing campaign adding extra exposure for the CASE Awards entrants.
CASE Awards – sponsored by Synchrony and Chosen Payments (an Aurora company) – is open to staff of JA Member companies. Companies who are not yet JA Members can join before June 28th and receive one free CASE Awards entry. For more information about the design competition and for complete entry guidelines, visit jewelers.org/caseawards or contact JA’s Member Services at 800-223-0673.