Entry Details
Eligibility

Open to all professional jewellery designers at all career stages as well as students and graduates from all jewellery design disciplines.

 

How to Enter
Entries can be submitted via mail or online
from 1 March through to 31 May 2017 (23:59 HK time).
  1. Submit via the online application system:
    Fill in the application form and upload design to the application system; or
  2. Submit via official WeChat Platform:
    @xifudesign
  3. Submit via post:
    Download and fill in the application form. Mail the completed form and design to the address below no later than 31 May 2017:

    Address:
    UBM Asia Ltd - Regional Head Office
    17/F China Resources Building,
    26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

    Please mark on the envelope:
    Entry for Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017
 
Key dates
9 January 2017
The Inaugural Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition Launch Press Conference
1 March 2017
Entries Open
31 May 2017
Entry Deadline
Early June 2017
Preliminary Judging
June 2017
Finalists Announced
Early September 2017
Final Judging
Mid-September 2017
Announcement of Winners & Awards Ceremony

 
Note to entrants
  • Organisers will notify the finalists by email to invite them to attend the award ceremony in China in September. Organisers will be responsibe for the travel arrangement of the finalists while overseas entrants may need to apply visa on their own.
  • Sketches have to be submitted for preliminary judging. Finalists will receive notification in June 2017 and be required to submit CAD /3D of design.

 

Theme
Oneness

Oneness
The theme of the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is Oneness, which focuses on crossing geographic and cultural boundaries to create a newer and greater significance for gold wedding jewellery.

 


Some possible interpretations of Oneness:
Marriage as one
Two becomes one and a new family is formed.
World as one
Cultures, backgrounds, preferences and personalities from different parts of the world unite and merge together.
Design as one
Everyone speaks the universal language of design – imagination, creativity and innovation.
Jewellery as one
Jewellery meets multifunctionality and interchangeability where two separate jewellery pieces complement each other.

 

We ask jewellery designers from all over the world to interpret oneness through an innovative approach to designing a set of at least two gold jewellery pieces. You shall reflect the theme of “Oneness” in the design of a gold wedding jewellery set composed of two or more pieces. Your designs can draw inspiration from “Marriage as one,” “World as one,” Jewellery as one,” and “Design as one.” More importantly, they should capture the Oneness of life as newlyweds embark on their new journey together.
Competition Categories
  • Plain Gold
  • Gem-set Gold Jewellery
    Can be set with gem materials such as coloured gemstones or pearls, with gold as the predominant material of the piece
Design Requirement:
  1. All submitted designs must be 18-karat gold or above and in a set of two or more pieces. Designs can be headpieces, pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, bangles, anklets, etc.
  2. Design materials used in the Plain Gold category must be 18-karat gold or above; design materials used in the Gem-set jewellery category must be 18-karat gold or above and supplemented with other gems, excluding rare gemstones, ivory, platinum, tortoiseshell and any other materials from endangered species.
  3. Jewellery design must (i) be an original creation (ii) that has not been used for commercial purposes, exhibited publicly or submitted to any other competition.
  4. Sketch(es)( hand or computer aided drawing) is (are) accepted. The proportion should be 1:1 and only A4 size(210mmX297mm). If you are submitting more than one design, please submit each sketch on a separate sheet and specify clearly the material(s) used.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Theme of the competition
The theme of the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is oneness, which focuses on crossing geographic and cultural boundaries to create a newer and greater significance for gold wedding jewellery. We ask jewellery designers from all over the world to interpret oneness through an innovative approach to designing a set of at least two gold jewellery pieces. Entrants are free to describe the world they come from; express their ideas and views on marriage; and demonstrate their imagination, craftsmanship and creative flair. Their design should embody the concept of oneness.
Specifications of designs
Entrants should complete the application form together with the entry submission form: The scale for either original drawings or computerized designs should be 1:1. Only A4 size(210mmX297mm) submissions will be accepted. Computerized designs should have a resolution of 300dpi, in Jpeg/Jpg/PDF/PNG format and be no more than 5Mb. Each entry should be attached with the description of the sizes, materials and technique used as well as a conceptual description summarising the design style, with a maximum of 300 words. No identifying features of name, logo, or trademark on any entry is allowed. Entrants may submit more than one entry.
Specification of entry
All designs must be for jewellery in 18-karat gold or above and as a set of two or more pieces. There are 2 categories: Plain Gold and Gem-Set Gold Jewellery. For the Gem-Set Gold Jewellery category,entrants may incorporate gem materials such as coloured gemstones or pearls, with gold, white gold, rose gold and black gold as the predominant material of the piece. No precious stones or platinum may be used in any submission. Materials from animals that are considered endangered will not be accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, ivory and fossilized ivory. There are no restrictions on the design categories - tiaras, brooches, necklaces, rings, earrings, bangles, bracelets or anklets are all acceptable.
Alterations to the design
The organisers of Xifu International Gold Wedding Design Jewellery 2017 reserve the right to alter any selected design for the purpose of manufacturing practicability. Such alterations include, but are not limited to additions, modifications or deletions.
To enter
  1. Online registration:
    Designs should be uploaded to our official website www.xifudesigncompetition.com together with the completed application form and entry submission form(s), within the application period (1st March, 2017 to 31st May 2017)
  2. Registration by Official WeChat Platform:
    Design should be uploaded to our official WeChat Platform: @xifudesign and fill in the application form and entry submission form(s), within the application period (1st March, 2017 to 31st May 2017) Submit via Official Wechat Platform: @xifudesign
  3. Registration by post:
    Designs should be submitted with completed application form and entry submission form(s) within the application period (1st March, 2017 to 31st May 2017) to the following address:

    UBM Asia
    17/F, China Resources Building,
    26 Harbour Road,
    Wanchai,
    Hong Kong

    and should be marked “For Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017” on the bottom left of the envelope
Judging criteria
Entries for the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition will be evaluated anonymously, impartially and ethically against the following criteria:
  • Adherence to the Theme - 30%
  • Originality and Creativity - 40%
  • Understanding of Craftsmanship and manufacturing processes - 30%
Other
The organisers of the competition will not accept any entry which does not conform to the technical specification and terms and conditions of the competition, or is submitted without the appropriate accompanying documents.