I have been Jewellery Steward for the last five years. I am always excited to see innovative and unusual jewellery entries, but a beautifully made traditional piece can also steal my heart.

Work may be in any medium from traditional jewellery in precious metals to art jewellery of modern metals, plastics, natural or recycled materials. All work must be original in design and execution. I am always interested in the genesis of a piece, and if a short artist’s statement accompanies the entry I will endeavour to present it with the piece when it is displayed.

Previous entries have been made of horn, bone, plastic, pen, coloured pencil, ink, brass, titanium and as well as traditional precious and semi-precious metals and stone. I hope that this year’s entries include diverse materials and innovative use of materials and construction techniques.

The jewellery section has one category that includes all types of jewellery. Prizes are $600 for first, $350 for second and $200 for third. Australian Jewellers Supplies are also providing $300, $200 and $100 Gift Certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. There are also highly commended, people’s choice and steward’s awards. All awards are presented at the discretion of the judges.

Please click here to download your 2017 entry form.

Bobbie Winger
Jewellery Steward