(ATLANTA) – To showcase the design talents of bench jewelers and designers across the nation, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will host the third annual Torch Awards Design Competition. All state jewelry associations are invited to participate by submitting winners of their own 2012 state-wide competitions. Entries will be on display during the March 2-4, 2013 Atlanta Jewelry Show where attending buyers will have the chance to vote on the Best of Show winners.
All first place winners and Best of Show winners may be entered by completing the official application process. Additionally, to be eligible, each entrant must be an owner or employee of a state chapter or association member store or a student enrolled at a state college or university and sponsored by a chapter’s retail member.
All attending retailers may vote for the People’s Choice winners. The Torch panel of judges will vote on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners based on skill in execution of design, technical merit of design and wearability.
The Torch Award winners will receive a Torch Award trophy, a cash prize, a personalized press release and be featured in Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News as well as on the Atlanta Jewelry Show website. Each winner will also receive rights-free, professional photography of their winning piece that they will then be able to use in their own promotional efforts. Entries must be received by February 22, 2013.
For more information on the application process contact Judy Lince, SJTA, 800-241-0399.