Would like to have one of your designs sold on the high street to a wide audience
Each year high street jeweller F. Hinds runs a competition to find new jewellery designers to create pieces to be sold in F. Hinds stores and online.
This years competition is open to all with fourcategories: current designers, students plus jewellery lovers in two categories – up to eighteen years or over eighteen.
The four winners will work with Hinds to develop their pieces for commercial sale (with potential for commission) and have their work showcased at IJL 2016.
The 2015 student winner was London Jewellery School diploma graduate Sally Costen (another design she entered was highly commended) who the F.Hinds team praised for her professionalism as well as her top notch jewellery design skills.
The 2016 competition
The full prize is:
- 150 fully created pieces of each winning design produced by F.Hinds using a well known and respected manufacturer
- F.Hinds will provide numbered, limited edition certificates for all pieces as well as attractive, presentation box for every piece
- The winning items will be distributed for sale in all F.Hinds’ stores and photographed and sold online from September 2016
- Winners will receive a guaranteed commission on sales after the first 150 have been sold (subject to production costs)
- Winners will retain an option to design a complete collection to be sold exclusively by F.Hinds, with commission alongside the original piece, subject to suitability after further discussion
- Winners will be showcased at International Jewellery London (IJL) 2016 free of charge
The judging panel will be made up of Andrew Hinds – Director and Gold Buyer; Sarah Jordan – Award Winning Jewellery Designer; Jewellery Manufacturer Bob Morrish – R. E.. Morrish; an IJL representative and a consumer representative
The deadlines for designs to be submitted is 31 March 2016 and you can find all the details on how to enter here, as well as tips on researching the types of jewellery to consider and the materials to use.
So go on, get designing, it is worth submitting a design – it may be your time to get noticed.