(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) – The 22nd Annual MJSA Vision Awards Competition is now open to receive entries, according to MJSA, the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. The awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design.
For 2013, there are seven award categories: Design Excellence; Visionary Technical Solution; Custom Design Distinction (sponsored by TechForm Advanced Casting); Laser Distinction (sponsored by LaserStar Technologies Corp.); Gold Distinction (sponsored by Hoover & Strong); Palladium Distinction (sponsored by the Palladium Alliance); Platinum Distinction (sponsored by Platinum Guild International); and Future of the Industry awards for students (sponsored by the MJSA Education Foundation). Rio Grande is the general sponsor of this year’s competition, and Instore and Metalsmith magazines are media sponsors.
MJSA recognizes Vision Award winners through both publicity and advertising in industry publications, which in 2013 will include full-page ads in Instore, Metalsmith, and the association’s own MJSA Journal and MJSA Custom Design. Prizes also include gift certificates of up to $500 (courtesy of Rio Grande), cash awards, book libraries, and, for student winners, scholarships of up to $1,000.
In addition, the winning entries will be on display for thousands of buyers and exhibitors during the annual MJSA Expo New York, the largest and oldest trade show in the U.S. dedicated to the design and manufacture of jewelry, which will be held March 10-12, 2013, at the Hilton New York in New York City. An awards ceremony during the show honors the winners with trophies.
For more information about the categories, or to download an entry form, go to Events & Programs at mjsa.org, or call 800-444-MJSA (6572).